XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog Video Card ReviewFri, Nov 30, 2007 - 12:00 AM
A Closer Look At The 8800 GT Alpha Dog
The pair of dual-link DVI connections and the TV output connector on the XFX GeForce 8800 GT Alpha Dog are what one would expect on any GeForce 8800 GT. The TV output is HDTV ready.
There is a single SLI connector on all of the 8800 GT cards, which makes it possbile to do SLI. It should be noted that when NVIDIA does 3-way or 4-way SLI down the road that the GeForce 8800 GT and GeForce 8800 GTS cards will not be supported since it has just one connection. Since most of our readers update their system on a regular basis this shouldn’t be a concern.
Since the G92 core on the GeForce 8800 GT requires more power than what the PCI Express slot can deliver on the motherboard, so an additional 6-pin PCIe power header is located on the side of the card.
The back of the XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB Alpha Dog Graphics Card is where the black PCB can be best seen. Since there are no heat sinks or covers on the back there isn’t too much to talk about! Let’s take a look at the bundle before we move on to testing.