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Do you think the 8800 Ultra is still a good card?

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Reason I ask is because someone is selling one on Ebay for $200, and I find it tempting. Is there a faster card for $200 that can beat the 8800 Ultra? I usually never see reviews comparing today's cards against it. I know it's old, but hey if it's FASTER than today's $200 cards why not?

EDIT: Funny how it's still being sold on Newegg for a whopping $520.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 7/9/08 at 4:48am
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The 4850 matches or beats the GTX. The Ultra isn't much faster than the GTX. The 4850 can be had for ~$50 less new, after rebates.
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Reason I ask is because someone is selling one on Ebay for $200, and I find it tempting. Is there a faster card for $200 that can beat the 8800 Ultra? I usually never seen reviews comparing today's cards against it. I know it's old, but hey if it's FASTER than today's $200 cards why not?
simple answer yes. it will play race driver grid all settings on high
4X antianlsing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

and all that at 61 fps.
gtr2 runs at 245fps. trust me it's still fast.

its a very solid card had mine for a long time..but i just upgraded to a ati 4870.
    
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The 8800GTS 512 overclocked should beat the GTX(although if memory serves the GTX can run higher resolutions). You can step into a 4850 or 9800GTX, for $200 and they both should out perform the GTX.
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simple answer yes. it will play race driver grid all settings on high
4X antianlsing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

and all that at 61 fps.
gtr2 runs at 245fps. trust me it's still fast.
So does the 4850....
http://techreport.com/articles.x/14990/13
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And the Ultra / 8800GTX have been out for nearly 2 years.
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And the Ultra / 8800GTX have been out for nearly 2 years.
Yeah but they were top end cards that were over 600. This is a midrange card that came out at 200 in which performance will most likely increase with drivers.
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And the Ultra / 8800GTX have been out for nearly 2 years.
I am sure he was just pointing it out, not arguing whether the GTX/Ultra were amazing in there day. Hell up until a month ago they were still easily an option as long as you don't mind large amounts of power consumption with the G80 core.

I would say go newer, get the 4850 or heck pick up a 3870x2 cheap used they are going for $210-$230 now.
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very fast but old school

i prefer 4850, better, cheaper, and newer
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post #10 of 13
8800 ultra is still the old king of 8 series. $200? fair price. But it is the time to give a latest GPU a thought if want to keep the GPU for awhile. G92 SLI, 4870 or GTX260 depending on the budget.
Edited by linskingdom - 7/9/08 at 5:13am
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