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Review: BFG Tech 7900GT 256MB Video Card
« on: April 01, 2006, 03:25:27 PM »

Review: BFG Tech 7900GT 256MB Video Card

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Overall, I think this video card is worth purchasing if you are looking to upgrade or are moving to PCI-E. For a mid-high range card it holds well in FPS games and does well in RTS and MMORPGs as well. It stays cooler than the 6600GTs which it replaces, which idled around 50c, a temperature this one only reaches after a gaming session. Although I'd still like to see the card come with RAM heatsinks, I have not run across a time where the extra cooling was required. The biggest disappointment I had was having to wait for the second card to arrive after the first one arrived DOA.

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Re: Review: BFG Tech 7900GT 256MB Video Card
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 11:31:16 AM »

I just thought I'd mention that the unsoldered capacitors are not an isolated incident. I have know 2 people personally who bought a 7900GT from BFG's first batch and had the same issues. The store they bought them from said that most of the 7900GTs they had sold had been returned, and they ranged from having a single loose/half soldered capacitor to THREE capacitors that had fallen off, or were simply missing. They also said that the 3 or 4 cards that weren't returned were assumably repaired by the customers, because a few BFG 7900GT owners on their forums said they chose to resolder the capacitors rather than wait for an RMA. I did a little bit of research when I bought my 7800GT, and apparently some BFG 7800GTs had this capacitor issue as well, although nowhere near as much as their 7900GTs. The eVGA and XFX 7800GTs and 7900GTs have no problems.

The good news is that BFG has corrected these issues, but it is a serious foul-up on behalf of their QA department nonetheless, and it isnt't the first time they have had this problem either.

On a side note, I bought a 7800GT a month before the 7900GT was released. I really kicked myself for that one.
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Re: Review: BFG Tech 7900GT 256MB Video Card
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 06:12:17 PM »

On a side note, I bought a 7800GT a month before the 7900GT was released. I really kicked myself for that one.

I just bought TWO 7800GT's. :x  So shut your mouth. 
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Re: Review: BFG Tech 7900GT 256MB Video Card
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 06:29:47 PM »

I just bought TWO 7800GT's. :x  So shut your mouth. 

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