The Inquirer reports NVIDIA began shipments of its GeForce 6800 GS AGP graphics cards:
The cards are clocked at 350MHz core and 1000MHz GDDR 3 memory and in the UK they cost around ₤187 including VAT. In Euroland, at least in the German part of Euroland, the cards will cost €249 including VAT. In Austria it will cost you a little bit more as you have to pay more VAT in Austroland.
The 6800 GS AGP is a twelve pipelines part powered with 256 bit memory interface and it is more or less declocked Geforce 6800 GT, for much less money. It does support Shader Model 3, something that Nvidia has been preaching so long and ATI just jumped on its bandwagon.