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Hey folks, ncix.com has a rediculous sale on the EVGA 8800GTS 512MB for $199 after $30 rebate. I have an existing XFX8800 Ultra Extreme I was given by a vendor of mine so nothing paid. Seeing as I like to squeeze everything out of what I have, any real need to gain an extra thousand or so 3dMark06 points with the GTS? I've hit a wall at 16585 for the Ultra. Was just curious really as I can sell this Ultra today and actually make money even if I bought the GTS from ncix.com
    
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No! Dont!

The Ultra is a piece of graphic card engineering history, keep it for as long as you can mate!

Its an amazing card, you should be proud to own one
    
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I wouldn't do it. The ultra remains, overall, the most powerful single gpu solution available today. You may get a few more 3dmark points out of the 8800GTS512, but that's a highly clock-speed dependent (and cpu) test and not necessarily indicative of a card's real power. The Ultra will allow you higher playable resolutions/AA/settings in actual games, at least, for the most part.
    
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the ultra is the better card period don't bother downgrading
    
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This is one of those moments when you need the slow motion sequence with the person yelling "Noooooo!"

Don't you dare part with that Ultra.
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Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
No! Dont!

The Ultra is a piece of graphic card engineering history, keep it for as long as you can mate!

Its an amazing card, you should be proud to own one
you are 100% correct. that was one card nvidia actually did right. it was on top for over a year and it still is for single GPU setups.
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I have a feeling that in 3-4 months, the ultra will be dethroned. It is a kickass card but i think that if you sold it now, you could price gouge the hell out of it. You wait too long and it loses its value.
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post #8 of 25
Looks like a very good overclocking 8800 Ultra. Yeah, if you are planning on upgrading soon to the 9900GTX or HD4870 I'd sell the Ultra now.
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ill do you a favor, i will trade you my GTS plus give you 100$.
    
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post #10 of 25
If I were you, I'd keep the Ultra. Who cares about a few more points...
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