XFX 8800 Ultra "Extreme" Edition

Introduction, Packaging, Package & Specification


XFX have a reputation for making the fastest Nvidia cards on the market and the Ultra is currently the fastest card there is available. Branded with XFX's "Extreme" logo and sporting a 650MHz clock rate and some fast shader processors, we put this beast to the test.


XFX have branded their top range card with their usual CGI character. The Ultra's box is rather large so the card would look impressive on the shelf.

xfx 8800 ultra box front

xfx 8800 ultra package

There's plenty of info on the box and XFX have made sure that the Extreme Editiom logo is there on the front of the box.

xfx 8800 ultra inside box

The inside of the box is as usual well packed and padded. The foam packaging in the XFX box more than adequately protects the expensive contents inside it.


The package in the XFX 8800 Ultra "Extreme" Edition is about what you would expect in a top end card. The hardware included in the box sets you up with everything you need as you should expect. Software-wise you get a driver disc and also included is Lost Planet. Whilst this title isn't the best, it's a DX10 game which will allow you to utilise the cards DX10 capabilities.

We have:

* Quick install guide
* Quick reference manual
* S-Video reference sheet
* Driver CD
* Lost Planet (DX10) - *not shown, but included in retail sample*
* 1 x S-Video to component cable
* 2 x DVI to VGA cables
* 1 x S-Video to S-Video cable

xfx 8800 ultra xxx edition package

A nice bundle when you take into account I had the review sample without Lost Planet.


From XFX's website:

Memory Interface
384 bit
Memory Bandwidth
103.7 GB/sec
Fill Rate
39.2 billion/sec
GeForce™ 8800 Ultra
400 MHz
Stream Processors
Dual Link DVI - Supporting digital output up to 2560x1600
Shader Clock
1620 MHz
Clock rate
650 MHz
Memory Clock
2.2 GHz
Game Bundle
GeForce 8800 Ultra
768 MB
Bus Type
Memory Type
Memory Bus
384 bit
Highlighted Features
HDTV ready , HDCP Ready , SLI ready , RoHS , Dual DVI Out , Vista

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Most Recent Comments

25-10-2007, 07:10:25

We take a look at one of the fastest cards money can buy.


See what you thinkQuote

25-10-2007, 07:34:56

Nice, review Matt.

Would love to have 2 of these in my rig...if only to massage my 3DMark scores in an upward direction.Quote

25-10-2007, 08:35:41

Nice review niceeee card.. bit too higher price for me tho...

New cards hitting the shelves next week? is this the 8800GTQuote

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