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c3ham
01-10-05, 08:44 AM
Does anyone know where to get a 6800GT in the UK

Mr_LoL
01-10-05, 10:58 AM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/nvidia_PCI_Express.html
try there mate. i myself am waiting for the 6800 ultra pci express and going with the gigabyte mobo

Decimator
01-10-05, 12:02 PM
Scan have got some in stock, but they *aren't* SLI compatible.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.asp?CatID=15&Category=Graphics+Cards&ThumbNails=Yes&FilterCategories=335&FilterMinPrice=&FilterMaxPrice=&FilterKeywords=

BladeRunner
01-10-05, 03:55 PM
The scan product is a GTO, 12 pipe lower clock on the ram, I'd avoid personally.

I've scanned through my usual UK haunts and all I can find is this:-

http://www.lowestonweb.com/Products/DisplayInfoMain.asp?e=19C873D9-0085-41E0-B90D-5AF7549F3194

Why are 6800GT's still so hard to get and Ultras imposible, (PCI-E esp) ? are nVidia really having that much trouble producing these chipsets, or is there just a huge demand??

Decimator
01-10-05, 06:44 PM
The scan product is a GTO, 12 pipe lower clock on the ram, I'd avoid personally.

Ah, thanks for pointing that out, that would explain why it's in stock. That's a very cheeky name for that prooduct. :thumbdwn:


Why are 6800GT's still so hard to get in and Ultras imposible, (PCI-E esp) ? are nVidia really having that much trouble producing these chipsets, or is there just a huge demand??

I think it's a question of yields isn't it? getting enough chips that meet the spec for Ultra is hard, I'd also heard that Samsung were having difficulty meeting the demand for DDR3 memory.

BladeRunner
01-10-05, 07:58 PM
Yeah, well have a read of this TOPIC (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43015&page=4), because Starfighter's visit to scan (together with all the help he has had from members of nvnews \ anandtech), is the reason they now say it's not SLI compatible!

think it's a question of yields isn't it? getting enough chips that meet the spec for Ultra is hard, I'd also heard that Samsung were having difficulty meeting the demand for DDR3 memory.

Could be, but it's getting on for 6 months into this card range now, I've never known it this bad before, it's not just Ultras GT's are hard to get atm, where as everywhere has 6600's, can't belive SLI has been that popular it's sucked up all the 6800GT's. Maybe they are pushing the envelope too far with the hardware now, and just can't produce them with high enough yields like you suggest? Am I alone in thinking there are too many 6 series products that have similar / odd naming? very confusing for the "non geek" ;)

Decimator
01-10-05, 09:35 PM
Am I alone in thinking there are too many 6 series products that have similar / odd naming? very confusing for the "non geek" ;)

No, others share that opinion, and Ati look as if they're about to get even worse in that respect.

Ta for the link to the Scan topic, I bought my Gainward GT from there and it's done me proud.

c3ham
01-11-05, 03:15 AM
yeh thats why im looking for a new Gt i bought the GTo from scan and im sending it back because its not sli compatible

Decimator
01-11-05, 06:12 AM
Check this thread:

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17350726

BladeRunner
01-11-05, 06:26 AM
It's a bit of a mess, nVidia aren't helping much, I'm so sure OCUK had their GTO's shown as SLI compatible way back before Xmas as I nearly went for them due to the unavailibility of 6800 Ultras & 6800GT's. It was the 900mhz ram & 12 pipes that put me off fortunately. The product in itself is confusingly named, you'd think it was a better GT with an O added when really it shold be called a 6800 plus or similar.. I mean it was quite a 60's / 70's mussle car, (nicknamed Goat), and even Ferrari named their top versions GTO ;)

MX/MX400
01-11-05, 08:15 AM
My GTO is labled as being SLI compatible in my driver control panel :confused:

BladeRunner
01-11-05, 08:32 AM
It's also possible they are supposed to work in SLI, but it's a bios / driver / batch issue thing. either way that wont help those that have bought them for SLI atm, and they're not on the hardware compatibility list......

c3ham
01-11-05, 09:53 AM
its a good excuse to send it back as i thought i was buying a proper GT in the first place so im happy