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post #11 of 46
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
Isn't the Ultra already $800 without a waterblock? If so, they aren't charging that much for the waterblock so why not purchase it if you have the money? There is always something to be said for doing it yourself, but the same goes for boards such as these. Besides, chances are you will get more out of a card like this than a regular-clocked one that you OC yourself.
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.
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$1,000 video cards ftl...
    
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post #13 of 46
but will it blend play Crysis?

I think this is somewhat news because you are getting a 1-slot 8800 with a nice watercooling setup already. The Card itself isn't anything special from what we have seen recently, but those features are.
post #14 of 46
The waterblock doesn't look like it allows for multi-GPU installs...it looks like it would be a very tight install with both fittings facing the same direction :-\\

(oh yeah, not to mention the price tag)
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post #15 of 46
I agree with Pauldovi (as usual). The 8800gtx is a great card. The ultra versions are a complete waste of money. Water cooling and overcharging an ultra is an even bigger waste.
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post #16 of 46
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
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.
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post #17 of 46
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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.
The quoted power consumption for a GeForce 8800 GTX is 177 Watts. For the new GeForce 8800 Ultra, running at higher clock speeds, the quoted power consumption is 175 Watts.

The highest OC that HardOCP could get on an aircooled ultra is 650/1115. Look in the top gpu oc's to see how close we can get. nuclearjock got 660/1053 on a gtx. Thats pretty close for a lot less dough.
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post #18 of 46
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I don't understand why such things make news.

Superclocked / Hyperclocked / Ultra / ect edition videocards should excite a Dell user, not a true overclocker. Because a true overclocker is a DIYer. You don't need the factory to install the watercooling for you and overclock it for you and then pay him 2x what it is worth.

So why is this news?
A true overclocker is a DIYer? So everyone that overclocks with non-customized parts is really only a pretend overclocker?

See, this is one of the reasons that there is bad press for computer power users: Let your ego go and understand that while there are many paths through the forest of life, the one you walk is merely another of them, not necessarily right nor wrong.

Oh, and it's black. Black things are coveted by all, especially elitists.
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I remeber hearing that they ran a serious of tests on ultras and the ones that passed where marked up as Black Pearl editions. I dont remeber where but it was a online tour of something.
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The highest OC that HardOCP could get on an aircooled ultra is 650/1115. Look in the top gpu oc's to see how close we can get. nuclearjock got 660/1053 on a gtx. Thats pretty close for a lot less dough.
I did 667/1155 on my eVGA Ultra this morning.
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