the reference design 8800GT has a full sized single slot cooler covering the front of the card(there are 2 versions with the revised fan on the 2nd)and shares similar design with the 9600GT. This one has arc'd fan funnel and shroud doesn't cover the end part (display ports). Tho yeah, nVidia has been rebagging cards ever since, AMD/ATi as well.
Yeah, there is the arced fan funnel, but that type of design existed more with the older pre-8800 GPUs (like the 6800GT or the 7950GT), and those had the shroud going the OPPOSITE direction. So what else was I supposed to choose?
hehe good times, HIS iceQ coolers and some old Arctic cooling series shares similar design but are dual slot. I remember the radeon 9800XT having similar style as well except that its not using a blower type fan