Is there any way to know for sure? If it were not released before 2000, my OCD would hesitate to put it in the category of 1999 computer builds.
From my memory, NV10 DDR was extremely volume limited in late 1999, but it did exist. The launch was actually more of a soft launch because DDR SD/SGRAM was more abundant then. Basically when DDR got volume (Feb/Mar 2000), NV10 was already replaced by NV15 (April 2000) as the flagship. Add to that the cheaper NV11 offering similar performance, it made NV10 unviable in a very short amount of time. Thus the rarity (yes I only thought about this AFTER I created this thread).
Here are the in era reviews from Tomshardware, Anandtech, Firingsquad. Obviously Anandtech seems to be using an Nvidia Reference, so they got their early. But at least Tomshardware is using a retail Leadtek card. So it depends on how you want to look at it. Certainly the NDA was lifted
Leadtek GeForce 256 DDR, Jan 7, 2000.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/leadtek-w … iew,157-12.html
Reference GeForce 256 DDR, Dec 25, 1999.
Asus V6800 (GeForce 256 DDR), Dec 18, 1999
Since Firingsquad has gone away, tweakers.net has a reference to review posted on Dec 18, 1999.
https://tweakers.net/nieuws/7733/asus-v6800-p … ddr-review.html