It's beyond me how people are going to know what card they are buying since NV40 is also named Geforce 6800 Ultra. We suggested to Nvidia that it might use at least PCI-E suffix and it said that I am not far away from truth but it didn't seem sure. ATI's R423 uses the X800XT PCI-E name and we guess Nvidia will use the same naming nomenclature.Source: The Inquirer
Nvidia also added that the Geforce 6800 Ultra PCI-E is available as we speak and that it is ready for customers.
There were barely any NV45 cards at the Computex show and we were puzzled when Nvidia said that NV45 was actually launched in the middle of April along with NV40. Maybe in USA as I don’t remember that they it has talked about NV45 at Geneva launch party. I swear I had my eyes and ears opened.
NVIDIA's PCI Express NV45 to be called GeForce 6800 Ultra
Posted on Sunday, June 13 2004 @ 23:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq reports that NVIDIA has gave the upcoming PCI Express NV45 chipset the same name as their NV40: GeForce 6800 Ultra.