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I'm wondering how long it will take for either company to beat the ultras. toms review of the 9800 gtx still said ultras beat a card coming out 17 months later. that is awesome, hmmm now what bank can i knock over to get an ultra????
i was really expecting the 3870 (single gpu) to beat it, especially with its specs. of course im not factoring in the multi gpu stuff.
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grab a gtx and OC it. they are virtually same card.

the ultra is massive power hungry. And it costs so much which makes it not a practical card. All the new cards nvidia are producing are more practical. Within the $300 range.
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the 3870 and the 2900xt can
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
the 3870 and the 2900xt can
show me the benchmarks.

nothing single GPU now.
post #5 of 12
There is another single GPU.
The 9800GTX does slightly outperform the ultra in games at high resolution and in 3dmark.

Baring in mind a 9800GTX here in England costs £223, and second hand 8800 ultras are on ebay and going for £350, its a no brainer, the ultras going down unfortunately.
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The 8800Ultra will be decisively beaten by the high end GPUs that show up in 4-6 months.

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Originally Posted by Dueling Banjo's View Post
i was really expecting the 3870 (single gpu) to beat it, especially with its specs. of course im not factoring in the multi gpu stuff.
16 texture units made that a total impossibility right from the get go.
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Heck, when you compare scores at max overclocks, the 8800GTS512 will best an Ultra in probably 90% of scenarios you can throw at 'em. The Ultra will typically only win in scenarios where >512MB of RAM is being utilized...
    
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Heck, when you compare scores at max overclocks, the 8800GTS512 will best an Ultra in probably 90% of scenarios you can throw at 'em. The Ultra will typically only win in scenarios where >512MB of RAM is being utilized...
so what's the maximum overclock of GTS512MB?

if i tell you the maximum overclock of Ultra can exceed 700Mhz (without volt modding), can you say any G92 can beat it?

also, when a 8800GTX is volt-modded, with 1890 on the shaders clock, i highly doubt anything can beat it. even volt modded 9800GTX
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3870x2 in some cases
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Well, I've never heard of someone oc'ing an ultra that far w/o voltmods myself. But even at that speed, I'll bet my card would usually win at anything but the highest res/AA levels. And it's completely stock apart from the OC.

I would say that the fact that I have the highest single-card score in the Crysis b/m thread here on OCN would be a decent indicator of the 8800GTS512's graphical power.
    
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