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post #11 of 50
If you're just using the ultra as a PhysX card (going by your sig rig), I don't think you'll see much difference at all in performance.

Also, age is a factor worth considering. Even if it does run fine now, a ~4 year old card that may have been tweaked to hell and back might not be the safest bet in the world.

Why not sell the PS2 and put the cash towards a fermi?
post #12 of 50
I would have to say trade because it's much more powerful.
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post #13 of 50
To tell you the truth, I wouldn't bother with it. If you really want a better graphics card, you can get something better for relatively low cost. The 8800 Ultra is a 4 or 5 year old card now.
    
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post #14 of 50
Mixed opinions in here, but I don't think it's worth it. It wouldn't be game changing faster, and then you'd lose your ps2. Do you use it much though?
post #15 of 50
No not worth it at all. Keep the PS2. 8800 Ultra is just slightly faster than a GTS 250 1gb.
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post #16 of 50
8800 Ultra is awfully loud and gets very hot.

it's 90nm too ffs
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post #17 of 50
Not a significant upgrade to what you already have. According to a bunch of benchmarks I've been browsing, its a little slower then the 1gig nvidia GTS250 card. You'd probably get more use out of your PS2.
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post #18 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post
Why not sell the PS2 and put the cash towards a fermi?
cant agree more, if u r even considering trading ur ps2 for a graphics card, then dont settle on a 8800ultra, its OLD!! sell ur ps2, might not cover a fermi, but should get you a gtx460 1gb easy
post #19 of 50
is your ps2 collecting dust?
if yes then do it
post #20 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jzkillzone23 View Post
Not really..
8800 ultra is like a overclocked 8800 gtx,
id say the ultra would be noticable increase, for a ps2? i don't know its your personal choice.
The 9800ULTRA uses faster memory and overall better chip than the 8800GTX, kinda like pre picked golden chips from the G80 series.
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Originally Posted by skarm View Post
8800 Ultra is awfully loud and gets very hot.

it's 90nm too ffs
My 8800GTX was stock at 630MHz core and ran at 58c with my Accelero cooler so its not that bad.
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