Limited Edition GeForce card hits water-cooled high

May 30, 2007
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Limited Edition GeForce card hits water-cooled high

The only reason I upgraded from on-board graphics was because I wanted to run dual displays, so the idea of spending $899.99 on a high-end card makes my stomach do a backflip of disbelief.  Still, people laughed at me when I spent thousands on Michael Jackson's first nose, but I still think it's the best investment I ever made.  Anyway, your nine-hundred bucks gets you EVGA's 8800 Ultra Black Pearl edition, a stonking water-cooled PCI-E card with a core speed of 655MHz and 768MB of DDR3 memory.

 

Big money should get you big figures, and the Black Pearl doesn't disappoint.  Analogue output is 2048 x 1536 while digital hits 2560 x 1600, and in testing a pair of the cards managed a 3DMark06 score of 25,000.  It's a hungry beast, though, requiring two molex hook-ups and obviously you'll have to have a water-cooling system to take advantage of it.  EVGA claim the Black Pearl runs 30 degrees centigrade cooler than the standard 8800.

It's on backorder at the moment, which gives you a little time to save up.

EVGA [via I4U]


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