Originally Posted by pauldovi
I can get the clocks on my videocard that this "Black Pearl" is getting.
There is absolutely no reason to spend the extra money on the "Ultra" portion or the "Black Pearl" portion of this video card. Anyone who buys this is a fool.
Show me a GTS SLI rig that can break 100k in 3dmark05 and 25k in 3dmark06 and i'll buy you an ultra, you don't even have to pay shipping.
I've said it before and i'll say it again, the ultra is NOT worthless nor is it just an "overclocked gtx". Sure, an overclocked GTX can reach stock Ultra speeds, but the ultra runs much cooler/less volts and less power output. This allows the ultra to overclock FAR beyond what the GTX can.
Its just like someone saying an E6600 is worthless because you can buy an E4300, which can achieve 6600 speeds for half the price.
No one is even saying the prices are reasonable. But for those who want to have the best, this is it. And nothing, not even GTX's (or trust me, vince would use them) can beat these.
Besides, eVGA gives them to vince to use. He doesn't pay a dime for them.