I've said it time and time again. The ultra's are fantastic overclocking cards, especially for light-cooling volt modding. Why?
They run at lower volts.
They therefore, even at the higher clocks, run cooler.
They have a higher ratio between core clock a SP clock, and therefore each mhz on the core helps the card beat the GTX more.
Not to mention, now that they aren't 800 dollars, they're much better. In fact, its rare that you'll find a GTX under 500 dollars, except for a good deal at newegg on the eVGA. But even then, for less than 100 dollars more, you can get an ultra.
I'd kill to have 1 GTX and ultra for an hour just to prove to you guys the difference. And it would be quite simple.
Downclock an ultra to GTX speeds. Compare TPD, SP clocks, temperatures, etc.
Originally Posted by nitteo
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.
An ultra owner speaks. If its for gaming, and only gaming, which it doesn't sound like if the OP is ballsy enough to buy a Qx6700, then go for the GTX.
Although the idea of ditching the Qx6700 and Ultra for GTX SLI + Q6600 sounds much better, thats your choice.