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SPARKLE unveils two GeForce 8800 ULTRA Cards

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Today is the official launch day of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card and Sparkle is one of the first companies revealing final silicon. It comes in two flavors, an 'ordinary' GeForce 8800 Ultra and a beefed up version named Calibre P880 ULTRA. While the first one features 612MHz/2160MHz core and memory clock respectively, the thermoelectric cooled (TEC) P880 got super fast 650MHz/2250MHz instead. The prices of these cards are unannounced yet.

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lol the first one looks like an 8800gtx with a bent cooler that calibre one is HUGE
 

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the calibre one is huge! 2250 mem stock! wonder how/if it will OC much more.. I think it will (prob wouldnt ever rly need to), though I'm scared of the price range theses will be in in Canada.
 
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Piss on ATI day.




Yayyyy. I hate to say it, but if these cards perform better, and are quieter, and don't have all the built in crap I might have to go for the green camp.
 

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It'll be impossible to SLi the calibre one...the cooler is too big....but after all who needs to SLi that monster??
 

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Piss on ATI day..
now now, they have great midrange cards for the everyday man like us....


Yayyyy. I hate to say it, but if these cards perform better, and are
quieter, and don't have all the built in crap I might have to go for the green camp.
thats where I'm at too...if the R600 is a bust, i will have to go green again...my old 6800gt was nice but was the last card i owned by nv..

I think that the Sparkle model look awsome...it has a sleek stylish look....too bad all you see of the card after installation is the bottom and side...they should make cards that mount top facing out...so we can see the pretty coolers better...:rockout:
 
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wow, that tec cooler look just like the gecube x1950xt x agp card...and its tec performs like crap.
 
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Piss on ATI day.




Yayyyy. I hate to say it, but if these cards perform better, and are quieter, and don't have all the built in crap I might have to go for the green camp.
wow, you really dont like ATI? and im hoping ur not pissed either, but enuff of your lame ass ATI bashing
 

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TEC is supposed to be an uber nice cooling method. Sparkle looks like its in a position of dominance with this 8800 Ultra.
 
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TEC is supposed to be an uber nice cooling method. Sparkle looks like its in a position of dominance with this 8800 Ultra.
I just dont like the concept on tec cooling on air, uses so much power when uber efficient standard air or integrated water cooling would suffice
 

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Wow...but on my board (P5N-SLi) the PCI-E slot is quite close to the other (about 2 PCI things away from each other)...so saying as the 8800 takes up 2 its self, and the extra cooling means it would be almost impossible...even if it did physically fit it would be a bugger to fit.


And cost the best part of £1100 :O.

And it would take up allot of power.

And heat.


I still want one though.
 

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Piss on ATI day.




Yayyyy. I hate to say it, but if these cards perform better, and are quieter, and don't have all the built in crap I might have to go for the green camp.
Yea. I've been holding out for R600. I built a new PC for DX10 as soon as Vista was released. If ATI doesn't get their F'ing S together, I might lose my patience.
 

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Patience patience Gentlemen! I think after all these articles and speculation we will probably find as usual that each camp has strong cards within a particular price segment, I am guessing that if you want to pay high end top buck for a $500 plus card NVidia may just shave it, ATi will shave the mid range and pretty even on the low end, thats just guesswork of course but within the full DX10 range of each camp there will be major contenders from each side, I really dont beleive one of them will dominate the whole range in either performance or price terms.
 
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the cooler

does anybody know where i can get that cooler i remember seeing it for sale before but i cant rememer where

please help