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well when are the next generation of nvidia cards coming out? what does ati hav in store? dates?
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I am not sure if they count as next gen, but i think the 8900gtx and the 8950GX2 or whatever its called, is coming out sometime in the next couple of months..
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you have to ask yourself what you honestly expect from your video cards. if you just want to be able to play games at max settings without having to worry about your framerates, an 8800 GTX would make you very happy. everyone here agrees that Ultras are nothing more than a gimmick. if, on the other, hand, your only goal is to out-do everyone else and have slightly higher benchmark scores than them, then you're probably a mega geek and will always be one.
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Ultra now and get the ultra SLi option later when the X38 Mobos are out and owning face!
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Ultra now and get the ultra SLi option later when the X38 Mobos are out and owning face!
x38 is intel's chipset that supports dual x8 PCI-Express slots for crossfire, did I miss something?
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x38 is intel's chipset that supports dual x8 PCI-Express slots for crossfire, did I miss something?
I think its PCI-E 2.0.

edit : Proof of Dual PCI-E 16x
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Seriously avoid the Ultra it's nothing more than a slightly overclocked GTX with a better looking stock cooler. And is a complete joke....Get a GTX.

Your memory looks a bit ropey though, those timings aren't that great.

NOTE: Also, for those that want Ultras beware....There are many places selling modified GTX's with the Ultra Cooler attached. They get a GTX, overclock it and flash the bios and attach an Ultra cooler.
 
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har har, after all that crap I got a deal on an Ultra for 599 so I bought that instead of two 640M 8800gts's 'cause it was 200$ cheaper and I can always buy a second one!

It should all be showing up tomorrow!! win.
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Seriously avoid the Ultra it's nothing more than a slightly overclocked GTX with a better looking stock cooler. And is a complete joke....Get a GTX.

Your memory looks a bit ropey though, those timings aren't that great.

NOTE: Also, for those that want Ultras beware....There are many places selling modified GTX's with the Ultra Cooler attached. They get a GTX, overclock it and flash the bios and attach an Ultra cooler.
Show me one and I'll win an easy lawsuit. The 8800 Ultra is listed as having a new stepping. If that's not what I receive, I have a slam dunk court case. Give me a link to one of the "many places" selling these and I'll buy one.
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Show me one and I'll win an easy lawsuit. The 8800 Ultra is listed as having a new stepping. If that's not what I receive, I have a slam dunk court case. Give me a link to one of the "many places" selling these and I'll buy one.
Lol, nice.
    
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