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The Single ASUS 2900XT comes pretty darn close to the Ultra and even beats the GTX in a few tests... is this right?
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post #52 of 89
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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
Two 2900XTs are just a bit over the price of 1 Ultra. Not sad
A bit try about 200.00 bucks pal.

Also the Ultra is a better card in every way minus the price. And from what I have read the 8800GTX is in the same price range as the 2900XT and is better at performance. I think that the 2900 is a bit ahead of itself (in a good way) and for the new tech you really can't beat the price. On the other hand if you are looking for better performance then it's an obvious choice to get the Ultra. If you are on a budget and can't quite afford the Ultra then the GTX is the way to go. IMHO the 2900 is a flop as far as price/performance goes. Yes it is "slightly" better than the GTS and the GTS is about 100.00 cheaper, I would still save the cash and buy a GTS or fork out an extra 30.00 bones for a GTX (30 more than the ATI card).

Bottom line 2900 flopped the Ultra is out of this world as far as price goes, so the GTX/GTS is the best way to go.
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A bit try about 200.00 bucks pal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=8800+ultra

When you start getting that high in price JUST for GPUs, price is negligible in my opinion.
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So now we put 2x 8800 Ultra in SLI...
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So now we put 2x 8800 Ultra in SLI...
Sure why not? If ya got ~$1300 for GPUs, go for it.
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post #56 of 89
What's the fuss about dual video cards?
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For people with huge monitors or multiple monitors. Or for people with lots of moneh.
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Originally Posted by adam144 View Post
Don't forget about the power consumption. Pretty sure 1 8800U will consume 1/2 as much power as 2x2900XTs
One 2900XT consumes more power than an Ultra. So. Yeah. Also, pretty much any SLI-capable PSU can run an Ultra. Lots of PSUs are beefy enough to run 2900XT Crossfire, but most don't have the stupid 8-pin ATI decided was suddenly needed, let alone 2 of them.

Edit: Sozin, SLI does not support multiple monitors, not sure if Crossfire does, but I doubt it. CF is very similar to SLI now.
post #59 of 89
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I think youre missing the point here.

If you have around $800 to spend on GPUs, it's better to get 2 2900's vice 1 Ultra. Unless of course you want to spend $1400 on GPUs.
That's completely illogical. If you have eight hundred dollars to spend on a graphics card, you're going to want to go for the one-card solution.

It will draw less power, creates less heat, give you the ability to (later on if you really would like to) upgrade for the then-cheaper price of the Ultra.

XFX PVT80USHF9 GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail - 699.99$

S EAH2900XT/G/HTVDI/512M Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail - 449.99$ (or 899.98$ for two of them).

Really now, seeing as how I skipped over the five hundred dollar Ultra and found one by a company I know and like, and did the same for the 2900XT, I'm rather sure that the choice should be obvious.
post #60 of 89
Have any of you bothered looking at the ultra prices recently?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=8800Ultra

The EVGA, which a lot of others and I consider the standard for nVidia cards, is only 630$. Less after rebate.

Now while we're on the subject of the best bang/buck ratio for higher priced rig setups, has anyone ever considered getting 2 GTS 320's in SLI? A setup proven to compete and beat the 2900XT 512's in some cases and also allows you to buy a pretty monitor for the same price? I have, and in fact i mean to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082

Yay. I have 290$ left over so now i can grab a 19x12.
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