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1) CPU speed makes a pretty big difference in '06, as others have said. You have to clock the proc the same to make a valid comparison.
2) 3dmark06, run at it's stock settings, has become a pretty poor excuse for a graphics benchmark is the truth. It *strongly* favors a gpu with a high core clock speed (i.e. an 8800GT) over a lower clocked card who's primary strength lies in memory bandwidth like an Ultra.
3) When you get SLI running, remember that with cards as powerful as the Ultra SLI really only shows it's benefits at high resolution and high image quality settings. The 06 has none of the above. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if SLI didn't actually LOWER your 3dMark06 test vs. a single Ultra. Something to look out for in the future

You wanna see the advantage to the ultra setup, try running Crysis bench at very high, 1920x1200 with 4xAA turned on. It should easily beat a single 8800GT, and SLI'd they will trounce SLI 8800GT's.

thanks for all of the replies. I'll be running more benchies friday when i'm off work. Here is the original add i found the ultras in:

http://columbus.craigslist.org/sys/632249621.html


I'll give those crysis benchmarks a try. I think i'm going to pick up sli mobo this week. any recommendations?
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Remember, even if the GT does out score the Ultra in 3DMark, it absolutely doesn't mean that it will give you better FPS in real games.
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http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=6222849

even at 3.6ghz proc its still slower than my gt.
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ive had both and i can tell you for sure there that the ultra is better in every single way. i scored over 18k with a single ultra and 16.9 with a 8800gt at 4250mhz which was 125mhz higher than with the ultra
    
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any one want some ultras? Or wanna trade an asus p5k deluxe/wifi for a for 780i mobo?
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