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ok today i was thinking about baying a new gpu.

the on one i have is a 8800GTS.
but i wanted more power, SO, i went and order a asus 8800 ultra. { 412 uk pounds}

am i going mad or not..

one thing, will i get more fps on the ultra than i would on the gts..

CPU is e4300 at 3.20ghz..
it will be faster then that very soon cos I'm going water cooling.
    
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Well gts 320 or 640|?
    
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Well gts 320 or 640|?
640
    
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Yes the ultra should get more frames at the same resolution vs. the GTS or other cards. Want to get that CPU overclocked could be a Bottleneck? Ooops theres that word again!
    
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I think it was a waste.

Youcould have gotten another 8800gts for cheaper and run them in SLI.

That would be better performance.

However...

As long as you sell your GTS I guess thats fine....

Also it depends what game and what resolution
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You should have just waited for 8900 or the g92s
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Waste of money IMO then. Another one for SLI is better but you are ghoing to be Bottlenecked anyway.
    
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I think it was a waste.

Youcould have gotten another 8800gts for cheaper and run them in SLI.

That would be better performance.

However...

As long as you sell your GTS I guess thats fine....

Also it depends what game and what resolution
the last time i went sli it was slower why i dont know.
    
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I wouldnt worry you have the card now. I would think you have the best video card out now and should work well until they decide to bring something new out and make it look like a relic.
    
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post #10 of 25
cognoscenti used to get about 13000 in 3Dmark06 with a single Ultra and an E6600 @ 3.6Ghz, when under XP. I get 14387 with two 8800GTS despite haveing to use Vista Forceware drivers. Two 8800GTS are better than a single 8800Ultra.
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