The new nVidia 8800GT will likely come out on or around Jan 29th. If nothing else, that very week. If you take all the dates and line them up with each other, they all point to one date: Tuesday, Jan 29th. Not really a coincidence (still a theory), but let's break it down... Tue, Jan 8th The Mac Pro was released, with the 8800GT graphics delaying the order by "3-5 weeks". If anyone bought the Mac Pro package with the 8800GT, the bot would automatically giving a 5-week lead time from the date of the order. All of us know that Apple (and most every other computer manufacturer) is notorious for under promising and over delivering. Now, anyone in IT will tell you (myself included), if you tell a client their computer will be ready in 3-5 days, he/she will be calling on the third day. So to avoid the headache, we instead tell the client 5-7 days, but surprise them on day 3 to bring a return customer and avoid the phone calls. This is essentially what Apple is doing. If you calculate the 3-5 weeks from Jan 9th, you get a period between Jan 29th and Feb 12. Apple won't give clients the Jan 29th date (they are smart), so they instead give the Feb 12th date as the minimum. Tue, Jan 15th Steve Jobs keynote. Products such as the new Apple TV software, MacBookAir are given a "two week" availability time frame. What date is this? Jan 29th. Of course, they say the SDK and the Time Capsule will be available in some mysterious date, but the Apple TV, MBA and even the 8800GT all have hard dates: Jan 29. Tue, Jan 29th This seems to be the big date in the air from the keynote and the original MP (w/ 8800GT), as this will be exactly the three week mark from the MP release and the two week mark from the keynote. This is also the day that possibly even the speculated 10.5.2 will debut. The 10.5.2 (if nothing else) will most likely carry the drivers for the 2600XT and the 8600GT. Sure Apple has already hidden these drivers on the new MacPro, but the 10.5.2 will carry drivers for all compatible Mac Pros (as we know (1) Steve is working on this, nVidia PR Director confirms and (2) they currently do not work with prior Mac Pros [here], [here] and [here]). Sure, Apple doesn't need the 10.5.2 to include the drivers, but they most likely will. The breakdown... Of course, this is speculation, but it seems this Jan 29th date is a big goal for Apple since they couldn't meet the keynote in time. If they hit this date, they satisfy the "3-5" week turn-around for the original MP release date (w/ 8800GT) and can avoid any February release (since that's sort of reserved for Time Capsule and SDK). Just a thought.