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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 02 May 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra Sneak Preview
Closer Look: 8800 Ultra
Features and Specifications
GeForce 8800 Ultra Conclusion

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra

When NVIDIA originally released the GeForce 8800 series back in November of 2006, the industry was stunned. The performance yielded by the newly minted top-level 8800 GTX nearly doubled the next best offerings prior to their launch. Even the slightly less powerful 8800 GTS managed to post similarly astonishing results, making their release a double-whammy for the competition. At that particular time, the high price tag seemed acceptable for a narrow majority.

But that was then, and this is now. Today NVIDIA Corporation introduced the world's fastest graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra. NVIDIA has quickly moved into production with the new GeForce 8800 Ultra video card, and they are offering it to the most dedicated consumers with a price tag approaching nearly $1000. NVIDIA promises unmatched performance, but what exactly is the GeForce 8800 Ultra, and is it worth the money? Benchmark Reviews offers this insightful sneak preview of the GeForce 8800 Ultra video card from NVIDIA so that you can decide for yourself.

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra Sneak Preview

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra Preview

8800 Ultra
8800 GTX
8800 GTS
8600 GTS
8600 GT
8500 GT
Stream Processors 128 128 96 32 32 16
Core Clock (MHz) 612 575 500 675 540 450
Shader Clock (MHz) 1500 1350 1200 1450 1190 900
Memory Clock (MHz) 1080 900 800 1000 700 400
Memory Amount 768MB 768MB 640MB/320MB 256MB 256MB 256MB
Memory Interface 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 103.7 86.4 64 32 22.4 12.8
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 39.2 36.8 24 10.8 8.64 3.6

Graphics cards equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra GPU and 768MB of video memory will be available at e-tailers and retailers worldwide by May 15th. from NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card launch partners: Asus, BFG, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, MSI, PNY, Point of View, Sparkle and XFX.

About the Manufacturer: NVIDIA

NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit

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