OCZ left the graphics card market a while ago to focus on performance-class memory. They've made quite a name for themselves there, and are one of the most popular enthusiast brands. Coming full circle, OCZ is now re-entering the graphics card market, starting with a GeForce GTX 8800 based unit. The OCZ 8800 GTX will come clocked at 575MHz GPU, 1800MHz memory, and sport 768MB of GDDR3. Not particularly impressive over a stock 8800, OCZ does have a few things that will make it more attractive to enthusiasts. For one, they have pre-screened the memory put into the units, for greater overclocking potential, though they do not give any specific figures.

The cards hit the shelves this week, and will be more expensive than the already pricey 8800s. However, given the name OCZ has made for themselves as a premium memory supplier, it would be interesting to see them take on the numerous other premium graphics cards companies like BFG. You can read the original press release at the OCZ site.