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my rulling is that the extra cost must be justified with added performance. From the info I've seen, an Ultra will have about a 20% performance overall gain over a GTX...and only about 30% over a GTS. This is after overclocking by the way. Now there will be some things that a Ultra will just blow apart...but overall I am not that impressed with it.

To me...the extra cost wasn't worth it since we are talking like 40fps vrs 48fps (20% gain there)...or 100fps vrs 120fps. However, that is a performance increase. So the Ultra is better, but it's up to you and your budget to decide if its worth it.
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post #32 of 75
all 8800s are teh suck!! just get teh ubber 1337 geforce2 card, it can play pacman all maxxxed out at a res of 300*300!
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post #33 of 75
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That's retarded.
The same reason I bought a QX6700.
The same reason I bought a Striker Extreme.
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The same reason I bought an Enermax Galaxy 1000w PSU.
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The same reason I bought a QX6700.
The same reason I bought a Striker Extreme.
The same reason I bought a Zalman Fatal1ty Case.
The same reason I bought an Enermax Galaxy 1000w PSU.
The same reason your a fool to yourself.
 
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The same reason I bought a QX6700.
The same reason I bought a Striker Extreme.
The same reason I bought a Zalman Fatal1ty Case.
The same reason I bought an Enermax Galaxy 1000w PSU.
I would gotten:

Q6600 G0, P5N32-E, Antec P180B, PC Power & Cooling 1kW. Then again I am just jealous...

On topic:

The Ultra has a better core and is an all-around better performer/overclocker. It runs cooler, comes clocked higher, and can overclock me. If you have the money, why not...

Honestly, though, one 8800GTX can handle any current game at 1680x1050, and, no single 8-Series can handle any DirectX 10/10.1 game that will be released from Q2'08 and onward.
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... and can overclock me.


You overclock a GTX, but an ULTRA overclocks YOU.
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You overclock a GTX, but an ULTRA overclocks YOU.
(DELETE)

Anyway, the Ultra is a better bet if your gaming on 2560x1600 resolutions
 
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Lol, overclock me. I meant:

"It runs cooler, comes clocked higher, and can overclock much better"
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Well everyone seems to wonder exactly my purpose but when I seen a single 8800 not even be able to run NWN2 at max settings then I got thinking. I havent upgraded my computer for 3 years and I was able to play every game. Now I see games like NWN2 that are brand new and one 8800 wont even run it smoothly at max settings and makes me wonder about future games. I dont want to have to upgrade in one year just because it seems the hardware builders are starting to lag behind.
    
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If a card lags behind overclock it a bit before splashing out.
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