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If you can afford to SLI an Ultra eventually, totally worth it. If not though, you'd be much better off with SLI GTX's or even SLI'd GTS 640's. Of course, very much an informed opinion on my behalf as I have 0% first hand experience with any of the cards I just mentioned. Have never even seen one running a game in person yet. In fact, the only person I know who builds gaming rigs is myself.
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Im starting to think its a bad time to upgrade since everything is already getting old. Im pretty sure the next gen stuff is coming so I may just wait out a little more. Till then I still have pac man.
    
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Im starting to think its a bad time to upgrade since everything is already getting old. Im pretty sure the next gen stuff is coming so I may just wait out a little more. Till then I still have pac man.


Yeah i was going to buy a 8800GTS 640mb but i might as well wait until the next gen comes out instead.
 
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Keep the posts "On Topic" people!
    
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ya know eVGA had ultras back in january?! they just had em under a different name..an 8800 GTX superclocked
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ya know eVGA had ultras back in january?! they just had em under a different name..an 8800 GTX superclocked
This is incorrect again the Ultra at stock is an OC'd + V-modded and better cooler product so sure.. Whatever you want..

The Ultra though can OC further!! So what now?

Anyway the Ultra isn't like the super card but it is freaking powerful and if you have the cash go for it..

I'm sure Cong (sp?) is very happy with her investment.
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It would be nice if you could enlighten us on the main differences between the GTX and Ultra other than stock clockspeed. And why the Ultra is so much better.
Erm, they use a core which uses less power and makes less heat while running a faster clock speed, and overclock higher than the GTX.

Sure, for the price of a Black Pearl Ultra you can get 2x GTX's, but they ARE a better chip, but then the QX6700 is better than the Q6600, but not by much.

It's a case of how much money you've got to spend - imo they're pretty pointless because the money would be better spent elsewhere, if your like Mrs. Coggy, then you've already spent your money elsewhere and still have £TOO-MUCH! burning a hole in your wallet, then the Ultra's are a great buy.
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You have a 6800 you just read things.. Then again I do too but if you would know the Ultra is a revision of the GTX..

It's like the Brisbane versions of X2's but pretend they had an architecture update and higher clock speeds..

The Ultra is faster and better than the GTX stock for stock and OC to OC.

It's also better cooled and has a revised core and some memory updates and diff voltage requirements.
The Ultra uses higher binned chips I'd imagine also...
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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.

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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.
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.
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Really I would like to see ultras beat my GTX's
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