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  • 65% (44)
    GTX
  • 34% (23)
    ultra
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post #11 of 44
GTX and OC it. With the money saved you can get something else.
post #12 of 44
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
Same. Get the GTX and use the saved money on a more reliable PSU.



With that cooling, you can do more than 2.33GHz. How are the temps? You shouldn't be getting bad temps.
my temps are fine..load it goes to 39-41c


would this be a good psu? http://www.pcpower.com/products/view...view=techspecs
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post #13 of 44
Buy the GTX. Get a Thermalright HR-03 Plus for it. Flash the bios to the Ultra bios via the instructions/tools at mvktech.net
post #14 of 44
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
The Ultra is like an overclocked GTX. Get what your money can afford you with.
no

its a newer core revision

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Originally Posted by OATKE577 View Post
Buy the GTX. Get a Thermalright HR-03 Plus for it. Flash the bios to the Ultra bios via the instructions/tools at mvktech.net
You cannot since the core is a different revision
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post #15 of 44
If you got free money, Ultra. It scales better, meaning better overclocking. If you're going to do a big big enough upgrade to go to a GTX, and you have the money for an Ultra, you might as well. The Ultra is probably the only thing that might be able to run DX10 games when they are released. Not a guarantee, but it's more likely than a GTS or GTX.

However, you'll want a better power supply, and you CPU will probably bottleneck your card. I would say use it on a quad core (after July 22), Power supply, and a 640 MB GTS, assuming the check is large enough for all of that.
    
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post #16 of 44
The GTX and Ultra both use exactly the same GPU core!

The only difference is that optimisations have been made with regards to the choice of components on the PCB to allow them to cope with the extra voltages to allow the 8800 core to operate at higher clocks. Plus the onboard RAM is guaranteed to run at higher speeds.

At the end of the day you could save yourself some cash by going for the 8800GTX provided you're comfortable with volt odding so as to allow more voltage to flow through the PCB.
post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
The GTX and Ultra both use exactly the same GPU core!

The only difference is that optimisations have been made with regards to the choice of components on the PCB to allow them to cope with the extra voltages to allow the 8800 core to operate at higher clocks. Plus the onboard RAM is guaranteed to run at higher speeds.

At the end of the day you could save yourself some cash by going for the 8800GTX provided you're comfortable with volt odding so as to allow more voltage to flow through the PCB.
Ultras are not that much more than GTX's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130090
This EVGA is 600$ after rebate.
The cheapest GTX is about 500$.
So, for 100$ more, you get quite a bit of performance boost with room to overclock (along with a better cooling solution).

Has anyone seen a rig with two GTS's in SLI mode? Do they perform better than a Ultra?
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post #18 of 44
I can't imagine justification for spending more on the ultra? The gtx overclocks well and the money can be spent elsewhere.
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post #19 of 44
I'd get the GTX, maybe even the GTS for now. 9800's or w/e come out this November, and from what I recall from early statements from nvidia, is that they MAY be up to 3x as powerful.
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post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
Ultras are not that much more than GTX's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130090
This EVGA is 600$ after rebate.
The cheapest GTX is about 500$.
So, for 100$ more, you get quite a bit of performance boost with room to overclock (along with a better cooling solution).

Has anyone seen a rig with two GTS's in SLI mode? Do they perform better than a Ultra?
Yes they beat the ultras
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