Despite tight overall supply of GeForce 8800 GT graphics cards, Nvidia has managed to roll out versions of the card with 256MB of memory as promised. Two flavors of the card have become available on Newegg: XFX's PVT88PUDF4 model, which Newegg sells for $209.99, and XFX's PVT88PUDD4 model, which is a slightly pricier $229.99. The cheaper model has 112 stream processors, a 600MHz core speed, and a 700MHz memory speed—200MHz slower than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. Meanwhile, the $229.99 card is "factory overclocked" to respective core and memory speeds of 650MHz and 800MHz.
A look through our price search engine and other major e-tailers found no other GeForce 8800 GT 256MB models in stock, so it looks like Newegg is the only one to offer the new cards right now. We should also point out that Newegg's pricing is well outside of Nvidia's announced price range of $179-199 for the 256MB GT. Right now, AMD's Radeon HD 3850 still seems to be the fastest graphics card in the sub-$200 range.
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