The Ultra chips that run at 400MHz arrived in January at the end of the month 6800 Ultra PCIe cards are finally taking shape. The printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the NV45 are done and dusted. Nvidia's partners have breathed a collective sigh of relief which you can probably hear if you switch off your Audigy PCI Express card and listen.
Some companies, such as Point of View, said that they have some of the cards in retail already but they have just limited quantities. Gainward has altered Nvidia's reference design and therefore needed a bit more time but the firm now claims to offer more performance than the bog standard versions.
Two Geforce 6800 Ultra PCIe in SLI setup could be the fastest graphic that you can plug into your PC and Gainward can even offer them water-cooled. For a price of course. µ
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