"To build one of the fastest systems on the market today that would get people talking I started off with the just released eVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard and mounted up the recently reviewed Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme Processor QX6700 to power the system. I then used the pair of XFX GeForce 8800GTX graphics cards that were launched today in combination with a SilverStone Zeus power supply."
"There is little dispute at this point in time that NVIDIA has both the fastest high-end GPU on the market right now and the most full-featured chipset offering for the Intel platform."
"The GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS are currently the best performing consumer video cards for 3D gaming acceleration and contain tremendous potential in games we have yet to play."
"For now, the G80-excuse me, GeForce 8800-is the new, unquestioned king of the hill all by itself, no second graphics card needed."
"Amazing! That is the long and short of what we have covered today."
"NVIDIA is first out of the gates with a DirectX 10 GPU, and it's a screamer when it comes to performance. Make no mistake about it, NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTX is the fastest graphics cards on the planet right now."
"The GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS are the real-deal, and there's nothing else on the market that even comes close to touching them in terms of features and performance."
"If I were going to be buying a new graphics card for a gaming system next week, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX would be my first choice. I don't know any better way to give a recommendation for this card than that.…NVIDIA's G80 architecture is a performance king and is the first and only DX10 ready graphics hardware; what else do you need?"
"This one is easy. Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTX not only beats ATI to market with its next-gen 3D graphics hardware, it also eliminates ATI's image-quality advantage in current-generation titles. Throw in its sheer horsepower, and Nvidia gives the high-end enthusiast every reason to make this purchase."
"NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTX is a technological masterpiece that doubles, and sometimes triples, the performance over the previous generation GeForce 7900 GTX. The GeForce 8800 GTX clearly belongs in the hands of the hardcore gamer. The hardcore gamer will likely have a blazingly fast processor and a 24-inch or 30-inch widescreen monitor, which allows them to take advantage of all the GeForce 8800 GTX has to offer."
"The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series ushers in the next generation of gaming and leaves everything else in its wake. Bring on DirectX 10!"
"At the end of the day, the XFX NVIDIA 8800 GTS is a fantastic performer. The only card that really outperforms it is its big brother the 8800 GTX. The single 8800 GTS will perform better than many dual graphics card solutions and is fully DirectX 10 compliant. That my friend is a phenomenal price for the performance you are getting. Add a second 8800 GTS for SLI and you get an even bigger bang for your buck."
"Gamers who want the best want the GeForce 8800GTX hands down as it offers the best performance, features and supported gaming titles than anything on planet Earth. ATI is nowhere to be seen and as the dust settles around the test lab there is only one card that dominates the show, the XFX 8800GTX. Games not only look superior, but they can be played at amazing resolutions with all the bells and whistles enabled without losing an ounce of performance. For now NVIDIA has caught up with current game technology and exceeded its needs."
"The advent of the 8800 series from NVIDIA has taken the performance and image quality crown back from ATI in every respect."
"Make no mistake: The GeForce 8800 GTX is the most significant piece of graphics hardware since the original GeForce 256."
"Its image quality is currently unmatched and the performance leaves the Red Team looking for the nearest first-aid kit to cover up their bleeding wounds."
"You will literally make a decision like this: what's more important... my girlfriend or this SLI setup?"
"One of these cards is a monster in your system, two of these beasts in SLI is absolute mayhem. When you are a gamer and you have some money in the bank, the GeForce 8800 GTX is the best Christmas present you can give yourself this year!"
"There's nothing much to say here, other than it's incredibly fast, the image quality is superb and NVIDIA appears to have made a lot of good decisions during the development process."
"The bottom line is this; you will not find a better performing video card in games at this price."
"Based on the games and settings we tested, we feel very confident in recommending the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB to gamers who run at 1920x1200 or less."
"The BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB turned out to be a great performer at the 1600x1200 resolution with all the image quality eye candy turned up in our testing and was able to nearly match the performance of the 640MB."
"With all these features, we feel EVGA's e-GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked 320MB will definitely be one of the most sought after GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB cards. This is one 90% rating that's well deserved."
"The XFX 8800 GTS XXX brings 8800 GTX like performance to more of the masses by lowering the price point and memory size."
"We give this card a big thumbs up for its price/performance,..."
"The GTS also offers superior image quality and DirectX 10 support, and it costs a little less."
"What is clear is that for current 3D games, if the 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS isn't quite as fast as its higher-end GeForce counterparts, it's still miles beyond anything currently available in its price range. No other 3D graphics card comes close to this bang for the buck, making the 320MB XFX GeForce 8800 GTS mostly an easy decision if you need a midrange upgrade."
"In the case of GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB, it means there is a whole new price point for those interested in owning the latest DX10 based cards. The BFG 8800GTS OC 320 MB delivers some outstanding performance for around $300."
"If flat out performance is what you are after at a price your wife can live with then the XXX Edition 320 is for you."
"It has proved to dominate anything from the previous generation at the $300-$349 price range and is only a slight step behind the GTX XXX. This is definitely an Editor's Choice winner."
"The new 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS is an excellent value when you look at its feature set and performance in comparison to the competition."
"EVGA's Superclocked e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB is highly recommended by nV News."
"What XFX and NVIDIA have gifted gamers with in the XFX 8800 GTS 320MB XXX graphics card is a fantastic DirectX 10 compliant graphics card that simply screams on DirectX 9 titles at a superb price point of $334.99 for the XXX version."
"The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB performs in line with our expectations. It's a quick card..."