View Full Version : 6800 Ultra from Gainward - available?

07-23-04, 02:39 PM
I just noticed this was in stock at Directron for $530:


Is that a good deal? I've been looking around for the cards starting today and they seem to be available everywhere. First NewEgg had a Chaintech for $600 this morning, then ZipZoomFly had the Gainward 6800GT for $399, then I find Directron with the 6800 Ultra for $529.

Seems like availability is getting pretty high - I'm wondering if that Directron deal is good (it seems any store that isn't cleaned out almost immediately has something fishy going on).

07-23-04, 02:47 PM
Great to see someone NOT using the reference heatsink/fan setup. The all-copper cooling and dual fans may get the core OC up a bit. The only bad thing I see is that it uses 2.0ns memory. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that not ALL manufacturers are starting to use 2.0ns chips now. :drooling:


07-23-04, 03:14 PM
this card should have an own fan setup but it doesn't - atleast not the first cards here in germany. they all look exactly like the reference setup :(

07-23-04, 06:37 PM
But they used 1.6 ns memory :)

07-23-04, 06:47 PM
I got my Gainward 6800 Ultra "Golden Sample" 2600 yesterday. And I cant even tell you how much you will love this card. Right now its in my northwood 2.8, but next week when my (2) 74gig raptors come in, it will go into my brand new 3.4 Prescott.

Pics and benchmarks when the new rig is done. (ETA next Thurday/Friday)

07-23-04, 07:06 PM
That price is good especially since MSRP for most other Ultra is 499.99 anyhow. $30 more for the gainward is not a bad deal, especailly with it having a different HSF setup then reference.

07-23-04, 07:48 PM
If you look at the part number, that card is not a golden sample. Its the regular ultra. I also emailed Gainward about the memery being 2.0ns,
I got a prompt reply stating all gainward cards will ship with 1.6ns. The web page stating 2.0ns was wrong, and I see they fixed it.