GeForce 8800 and NForce 680i availability and pricing

Written by Wil Harris

November 8, 2006 | 19:14

Tags: #680i #8800 #geforce #gts #gtx #launch #nforce

Today, NVIDIA is introducing a new range of next-gen products - the 8800 series of graphics cards and the 680i series of motherboards.

The partner line-up contains the usual suspects, and we have rounded up some information on bundles and availability.

Partners out of the door with 8800 cards include BFG, EVGA, XFX, Foxconn, Leadtek and Inno3D. These are currently in stock configurations - 575MHz Core and 768MB of 1800MHz memory for the GTX, and 500MHz Core and 640MB of 1600MHz memory for the GTS.

Out of those, the guys doing something other than the reference design are BFG and Leadtek. Leadtek have a version of the card with a slightly thinner cooler. BFG have gone far further and have a version of the card that is watercooled and overclocked to 700/2000, which is pretty insane. The waterblock is DangerDen and should fit in with your existing WC loop.

On the motherboard front, EVGA have built the NVIDIA reference design this time around, and Abit have something very similar to this but with a passive cooling solution. The board is designed for Core 2 Duo and Quadro, and features three PCI-E graphics slots.

Corsair has come out with a line of SLI-ready memory specifically designed to work with the 680i, including the super-high-end TWIN2X2048-9136C5D Dominator modules, and Cooler Master has also got a new 850W Real Power Pro PSU that is certified for 8800 usage.

Here's some e-tailer links:


Look out for our comprehensive reviews of the EVGA 680i board and the 8800 GTS card in the coming days. In the mean time, give us your thoughts on 8800 pricing over in the forums.


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