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Arent the ultras stock higher then most people get their gtx's...
and still oc more..
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The ones I am looking at are 660mhz and 2300 as stock on air.

May squeeze some decent mhz on top of that with water?

People are raising the core form 612 to over 700Mhz on these Ultra cards as the CPU to Shader ratio is different and it has better capacitors, cooling etc.
There is 'supposedly' more headroom on ultras to overclock than the GTX but we'll see.

Good experiment if nothing else.
post #23 of 43
See here how they are using both sli straps....

post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
See here how they are using both sli straps....

TWO sli bridges? Does that give some sort of boost or something? I only have 1 SLI bridge on my GTXs....

Ultras are so much sexier then the GTXs
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sexier huh? wow sad
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post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
This line is so sad. I have had 0 problems with my "abysmal" 256 meg card on anything I've tried it on, and it's even "gasp" LAST GEN! I should just throw this whole rig in the dumpster because it is more than 3 months old and obviously 100% useless.

The fact is that even though the hardware developers hate us for it, some of us don't use 46" plasma HDTV's for PC monitors. I'm still using a pair of 17" CRT's. My max resolution is 1280x1024 and all the extra doodads in the world won't make it look any better.

Back to the main topic...I've never been one to go for the latest and greatest anyway. In 6 months you'll see 8800GTX's in the $400 range, and in a year they'll be $200. If these big talking partners and game developers would actually put out some content worth the price tag, I might be more inclined to pay the insane premium for a GTX or Ultra, but I haven't seen a reason to do it yet.
They're targetting people like me. They want the people with large LCD panels that like to play every game on full to buy those cards....
Now I don't think I'd ever buy an Ultra, but if I have money when the 8900s come out...oh hell yes I will be getting a GTX (8900GTX)

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Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
The ones I am looking at are 660mhz and 2300 as stock on air.

May squeeze some decent mhz on top of that with water?

People are raising the core form 612 to over 700Mhz on these Ultra cards as the CPU to Shader ratio is different and it has better capacitors, cooling etc.
There is 'supposedly' more headroom on ultras to overclock than the GTX but we'll see.

Good experiment if nothing else.
Why not get a few and tell us? lol
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post #27 of 43
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sexier huh? wow sad
Yes. Sexier.
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post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
Nice, found a buyer for my GTX's and soon to have 2 x watercooled Ultras.
cognoscenti has a radar that allows her to fin hardware more expensive than what she's already got and home in on it.
post #29 of 43
Its my 'foolishness radar'....
post #30 of 43
why is the superclocked Ultra is cheaper than the regula Ultra??
    
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