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Hi, I'm new to computers and was wondering which card you would recommend:

EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB 384-bit
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BFG Tech 9800 GX2 1GB (512 per gpu) 512-bit (256 per gpu)

My case is a cooler master stacker evolution so both cards should fit.
My cpu is a AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition.
I haven't picked a motherboard because I know next to nothing about them, my friend whose going to help me build this does though.

Thanks
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post #2 of 32
new nvidia cards are coming out wait to get one of those...
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The Ultra over the GX2. Scales much better, not to mention if you run 2 monitors it's much better. The Ultra actually beats out the GX2 with AA and AF is on.
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Unless you are loyal to nVidia, wait a bit, the new series of cards from both ATI and nVidia are coming out. Both of them look great on paper so far.
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The Ultra over the GX2. Scales much better, not to mention if you run 2 monitors it's much better. The Ultra actually beats out the GX2 with AA and AF is on.
a GUY thats has ultra is syaing this. And no 9800GX2 is way better then Ultra. 8800GTS comes close to Ultra let alone 2 together.
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post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by MrSpock2002 View Post
The Ultra over the GX2. Scales much better, not to mention if you run 2 monitors it's much better. The Ultra actually beats out the GX2 with AA and AF is on.
Not sure what you been smokng but a 9800GX2 is significantly faster than an Ultra
 
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Unless you are loyal to nVidia, wait a bit, the new series of cards from both ATI and nVidia are coming out. Both of them look great on paper so far.
I know about the ATI 4 series but whats the new nVidia cards that are coming out? I heard something about a GT2xx or something. How well do the ATI 4 series and the new nVidia's perform? Likely price range?
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I know about the ATI 4 series but whats the new nVidia cards that are coming out? I heard something about a GT2xx or something. How well do the ATI 4 series and the new nVidia's perform? Likely price range?
ATI's 48xx offerings will be far cheaper than Nvidia's. Nvidia's GTX 280 will be in the $650 region...not sure about ATI's but it will be a lot less.
 
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ATI's 48xx offerings will be far cheaper than Nvidia's. Nvidia's GTX 280 will be in the $650 region...not sure about ATI's but it will be a lot less.
How does the ATI 48xx stack up to the 9800 GX2?
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post #10 of 32
I'd say wait until next week and see what the GTX260 looks like. It will be in the $300 range and should be faster than any single card (the GX2 is two GPU's on one PCB so doesn't compete).

The GTX260 will definitely out perform the ultra.
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