updated 04:40 pm EDT, Fri May 25, 2007
PNY XLR8 8800U Overclocked
PNY has launched its contribution to the GeForce 8800 Ultra through a special, extreme-performance edition of the video card. While the company offers a reference board clocked at the same 612MHz core, 2.16GHz memory, and 1.5GHz shader processing of the stock model, the 8800 Ultra Overclocked pushes the NVIDIA hardware to the fastest-possible speeds without resorting to watercooling. PNY claims a significant increase to 648MHz for the core as well as added updates to 2.24GHz memory and a small 12MHz boost to shaders.
Other aspects of the card remain unchanged from its stock counterpart, including 768MB of onboard memory and the pair of dual-link DVI ports. Sales begin in June; the Overclocked edition of the video card will officially sell for $880 in the US but should dip to $850 for some online and in-store retailers. [via I4U]