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post #11 of 22
I am in the same situation now, I have an option to swap my Ultra with a used GX2. I have 22" wide screen monitor, and I am playing games at 1680x1050 resolution with AA+AF. Does changing my Ultra to GX2 really give a ğerformance boost? I am especially wondering of minimum FPS values. How about them? Some says that at higher resolutions with AA+AF enabled, 256 bit 512 mb RAM makes bottleneck, is it true for 1680x1050?
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Originally Posted by josephmoore View Post
I am in the same situation now, I have an option to swap my Ultra with a used GX2. I have 22" wide screen monitor, and I am playing games at 1680x1050 resolution with AA+AF. Does changing my Ultra to GX2 really give a ğerformance boost? I am especially wondering of minimum FPS values. How about them? Some says that at higher resolutions with AA+AF enabled, 256 bit 512 mb RAM makes bottleneck, is it true for 1680x1050?
Thank you.
256bit is perfect for 512mb memory. There is no bottleneck there. You will see performance gains on 1680x1050. But is it worth it? I think not. If I was in your place I'd keep my ultra. It's a sick card...

I mean it depends, are you swapping the Ultra for the GX2? At 1680x1050 the 9800 will be better than an ultra. Are you doing Ultra + Cash? If that's the case I'd keep the ultra. Otherwise go with the GX2.
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post #13 of 22
If you've had (and i assume, adored) the ultra for this long, why upgrade to a stopgap card? wait for the real deal..
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I am swapping for Ultra+cash (cash ~= Ultra's cash/2). GX2~=1.5 Ultra in my country for used cards. Is it worth it for that amount of money?
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@FearMeansControl, what do you mean that stopgap card? Is 9800gx2 a temporary card?
I am looking at reviews, and I see that GX2 is better than Ultra about %30. I am really confused that is it really worth for it at 1680x1050, please help
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post #16 of 22
This is just a Side note but if any of you have a eVGA 8800 GTX and are upgrading to the GX2 I would totally buy your old GTX got to get TRISLI
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post #17 of 22
I found an interesting review about Ultra and GX2, which shows the bottleneck of GX2 and power of the Ultra over GX2. I think it is not wotrh it to change Ultra to 9800GX2
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post #18 of 22
the new 8800GTS g92 chip is virtually on par with the ultra, id say the GX2 is better but not worth it now, id scrap teh ultra and get a new GTS
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post #19 of 22
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The GX2 has only 512MB ram and a 256bit bus, it won't do you any good on high resolutions. I'm saving up for a 2nd Ultra or 2 99xx series cards with some descent memory on it (if they will ever excist).
Effectively the memory bus width on an GX2 is 512-bit.
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Effectively the memory bus width on an GX2 is 512-bit.
So if I buy another Ultra (for SLI), I'll have 1536MB GDDR3 and a 768bit memory bus?

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think the GX2 is just 2 G92-ers taped to one card and (from what I read/hear) memory is synchronised between the 2, so only the GPU's can do different calculation (which is why sticking 2 cards in SLI doesn't give you twice the performance). But I could be wrong
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