Aron Schatz
July 18, 2005
BFG gets it roots from the game industry. The OC line of cards come overclocked right out of the box. The 6600GT OC is a nice mid range card for the price. Read why within...
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Page 1: Intro, Specs & Parts



<a href="">BFG Technologies</a> is a brand of Nvidia card catered to the gaming crowd. You may remember the term 'BFG' from the old and the new Doom days. The BFG9000 was the ultimate gun in the game. BFG Technologies gets it roots from games. Today we are taking a look at the BFG 6600GT OC. The OC means that the card is overclocked right out of the box.


This is a PCI-Express type of card and fits into the x16 card slot. The media sensationalist features of the card are numerous, including NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU ready, Superscalar GPU architecture, NVIDIA CineFX 3.0 engine, High Speed GDDR3 memory interface, Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support. All the previous functionality means that this card supports today's and tomorrow's games. Not many games even feature Shader Model 2.0 yet, so buying this card will give you some future-proofing.

The actual specs of the card:


BFG GeForce 6600 GT OC
PCI Express
Memory 128MB GDDR3
Core Clock 525MHz (vs. 500MHz standard)
Memory Clock 1050MHz (vs. 1000MHz standard)
RAMDAC Dual 400MHz
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and lower, OpenGL 1.5 and lower for Microsoft® Windows®
Connectors Dual DVI-I, HDTV
S-Video Out
393 million vertices/sec setup
16.8GB/second memory bandwidth

HDTV support is included in the packaging with component. OpenGL 1.5 is supported as well. The core and memory clocks are 25MHz higher than the standard clocks (Memory is 525MHz x 2 = 1050MHz for DDR).

The bundle is rather pitiful as most graphics cards are doing nowadays. It seems the days of bundling in Half-Life 2 are over. You get the minimalistic package of some Windows skins and the NVDVD 2.0 player. If you need a media player for Windows, look no further than Media Player Classic: (<a href="">Link</a>Wink

<B>The Parts</B>:


Included in the box are the basic driver and bundle CDs, the card, a short manual, two DVI to VGA converters (good to have), and the TV out extension cable. TV out is for all forms of TV. Composite, component, and S-Video are included in the cord.

<B>The Card</B>:

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The card's PCB is blue and silk screened white. Also on the card are some blue LEDs in the clear fan to give some light to your case. The heatsinks are of copper stock and the card is quite heavy. The fan on the card is no overtly large and it features PCI-Express hookups. You may notice the SLI connector on the top of the card. This is one of the cards that can do Nvidia's SLI implementation. No offense to Nvidia, but take a look at ATI's implementation of dual cards. No profiles needed. If you aren't aware, Nvidia's SLI needs driver profiles for the game you run for it to work.


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