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1/17/08 at 6:23pm
|About one month has passed since we talked about green-themed memory manufacturer Mushkin entering the graphics card market and today, the details are starting to roll out (BEd: or in). The first graphics card from Mushkin, an overclocked GeForce 8800 GT is now appearing in European stores and it features three main things - a Premium price, higher clocks and an interesting bundle.
To start off 'small', the bundle includes a USB flash drive with drivers and utilities, a lanyard for it and a T-shirt. Going over the card, it features the stock, single-slot cooler we know and don't really love and frequencies set to 700, 1750 and 1950 MHz for the GPU, shaders and memory (512 MB GDDR3) - significantly higher compared to the stock 600/1500/1800 MHz. The worst part of the Mushkin 8800GT XP OC Edition is its price which now stands at over 290 euros or $424, at least in Europe. There's not much to be said here except that, for such a price tag people are likely to expect a lot more from the card like custom cooling and yes, even higher clocks. Hopefully the price will go down as Mushkin's first try is certainly very promising.