In the Club 3D imaginatively titled 8800GT we find that our dreams have finally come true. Available from LambdaTek, this is a no frills, no added extras reference board clocked at 600/1800/1500MHz. And it costs just £140 - value that puts all the bigger manufacturers and web-tailers to shame.
So long as this doesn't change when supply finally shows up, we'll be very happy to recommend this card indeed. We managed to get this running at a stable 670MHz core speed without much hassle, and while it didn't quite perform as well as the Alpha Dog - which boasts that core speed figure as a default - it wasn't far behind.
The moral, then? Don't be blinded by funny acronyms and let your wallet be your guide for once. In this case, at least.