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I know they are faster, but is it a noticeable speed difference in games?
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Of course, small gains on quad core are obviously more noticeable than on single or dual
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That depends what youre playing I guess, alot of current games are not really pushing even GTXs but then you must also take into account the major factor which is of course - resolution.

It has been said over and over until the cows come home by people like the worlds no1 overclocker Kingpin and even a noob like myself who have owned GTs's...GTX's AND sli'ed Ultras that their is a significant gain ESP at the higher resolutions they are designed for.


Whether all this aplpies to your usage and requirements only you will know.
If you are a 1600x 1200 gamer buy some cheap GTXs....

If you crave the latest and greatest since this is a mere hobby or interest then get Ultras and dont look back!
post #24 of 75
In all honesty, the Ultra has only one benefit....they run slightly cooler. Imo they are a waste of money. FACT.

The only time the Ultra is worth it, is if you spend top dollar on the XXX version.
 
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post #25 of 75
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
The only time the Ultra is worth it, is if you spend top dollar on the XXX version.
Like mine muhahahaha
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Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
Like mine muhahahaha
Yup, only those higher clocked versions are worth it. But they are ridiculously priced for what advantage they give you. Which is virtually nothing compared to some "CHEAP GTX's" as you'd call them that can overclock like monsters. If you buy the 612Mhz Core versions of the Ultra then your a bit silly....My GTX does more than 650Mhz Core and 2000Mhz memory without breaking a sweat (not tried higher yet), with load temps of just 63c. Mind you my airflow is pretty top notch around them.

You can't go wrong with a GTX, just get one from a manufacturer that has massive overclocking scalability. Although, there is a price to pay not only in cost from the XXX Ultras, as you have found out since one died. Maxishine's cards have since died too....and according to many ppl that have bought them...they have been pushed too far by XFX. Most are coming out of the box artifacting or not working at all.
 
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The only time the Ultra is worth it, is if you spend top dollar on the XXX version.
What's the difference? Free porn?

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post #28 of 75
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Imo they are a waste of money. FACT.
Thats not a FACT, that's your opinion.

I bought my Ultras to Bench, not to game. Its been proven that Ultras have higher ceilings than GTXs when it comes to benching.

The OP was asking if Ultras are worth the money? Well, for what purposes? If its for Gaming only, I will suggest purchasing the GTX since most games don't even come close to stressing the card out, add the q6600 for that matter too.
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post #29 of 75
The Ultra IMO isnt worth the extra money. I say go with a GTX and overclock it if you want to get the extra FPS out of it.
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Thats not a FACT, that's your opinion.

I bought my Ultras to Bench, not to game. Its been proven that Ultras have higher ceilings than GTXs when it comes to benching.

The OP was asking if Ultras are worth the money? Well, for what purposes? If its for Gaming only, I will suggest purchasing the GTX since most games don't even come close to stressing the card out, add the q6600 for that matter too.
Why an earth would you buy GTX Ultras just for benching and nothing more?

That's retarded.
 
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