Just thought I might post this up. Looks like its already for sale on Newegg.
I was going to buy one ... but then I realized the "rich uncle" who had died and left me all his millions was really just a phishing scam.
At least this thing came to market for $170 below the rumored price, this may bode well for reasonable pricing on the new ATI cards. Then again, the ATI cards may be forcing the nV cards' prices down. Either way, I win.
It is mighty convenient that the EVGA superclocked and ACS3 GTXs went out of stock right as this thing arrived...
If you've got bundles of money and are obsessed with always having the latest and greatest then it probably is worth it. Yes you could voltmod a gtx to get those speeds, but the ultra can be overclocked too you know. 660/2380 not to mention the 1500+ shader clock.
Oc the ultra? You've gotta be kidding me, I highly doubt the memory will go much farther even on water,
Well the thing is, some of the new GF8800Us are shipping with better 0.8ns memory so they are at least worthy from a memory perspective with a new 1250(2500) as a spec base, unlike the GTXs most of which are 1.1ns and the high enders are 1.0ns.
So SOME of the Ultras are shiping with better memory than the high OC ones, however many are still the 1.0ns K4J52324QE-BJ1A
Oh definitely it's still held back by the 386bitwidth, but it's still a nice healthy boost over the plain GTX.
And it depend on the situation as to whether it's memory limited or not, some apps and resolutions show a difference, some don't, same may be with the R600 where maybe a big memory OC doesn't offer as much as a big core OC, because the memory already has alot of throughput. We won't know until they're tested though.
Did you not see the numbers I posted? Those were actual overclocking number from an oc'd ultra (660/15##/2380), not what I thought one might get to, and lets not forget memory timings. So yeah, if you're rich and what the best, get 2 ultras. Better deal than that water cooled BGF (650/2000) for $935.