BFG ships GeForce FX 5800 Ultra pre-orders

— 2:02 PM on February 25, 2003

BFG has started shipping cards to fulfill their GeForce FX 5800 Ultra pre-orders, beating others to the punch. Here's a snippet from the offical press release:

Lake Bluff, IL - (February 25, 2003) - BFG Technologies, Inc, a prominent supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards for PCs, announced today that it has begun shipping the Asylum(tm) GeForce(tm) FX 5800 Ultra to fulfill the orders of customers who pre-purchased the product from Best Buy between January 15 and February 9, 2003.

"We are proud to be the first company to deliver this significant new graphics product into the hands of our customers," said Shane Vance, executive vice president of sales for BFG. "We know how important it is to the pre-order customer to be one of the first to own the latest graphics technology, and our efforts to deliver these products before anyone else have paid off. With this first-to-market win, BFG continues its quest to become the 3D graphics card provider of choice for the avid PC gamer."

While it looks like BFG has beaten larger manufacturers like Asus, Leadtek, and MSI when it comes to getting cards into gamers' hands, BFG has already blown through its allocation of Ultras, so it doesn't look like the Asylum GeForce FX 5800 Ultra will ever make it to store shelves. However, BFG will have non-Ultra GeForce FX 5800s available next month. Early pre-orders get the worm, I guess.
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