PNY 8800 Ultra Review


There are some advantages to being a reviewer. One of these is getting to review the fastest graphics cards the world has to offer and in the last couple of weeks I’ve been lucky enough to have a look at two. The second card is this one, an 8800 Ultra from PNY. Is the performance worth the monster price tag? Let’s see.



  • NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology
  • Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
  • NVIDIA SLI™-Ready
  • 16x full-screen anti-aliasing
  • True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting
  • NVIDIA Quantum Effects™ physics processing technology
  • Two dual-link DVI outputs support two 2560×1600 resolution displays
  • NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD technology1
  • HDCP Capable2
  • PCI Express® support
  • OpenGL® 2.0 support
  • NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
  • Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™
  • Outputs: DVI+DVI+HDTV/S-Video


BUS TechnologyPCI Express
Memory Amount768MB
Memory Interface 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)103.7
Fill Rate (billion pixels/sec.) 39.2
Stream Processors128
Shader Clock (MHz)1500MHz
Core Clock (MHz)621MHz
Memory Frequency (effective)2160MHz
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