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Just thinking about an upgrade to get some games up to 60fps with a bit of aa and wondering if another Ultra might be the way to go.

Could anyone offer any advice?
What kind of percentage would I be looking at regarding fps increase?

Thanks as always guys.
 

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It would be the way to go except they are hard to find a ridiculously expensive. If you could find a used one or something.
 

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They'd be on par with 2x 4830's in CF.



(8800 Ultra = 9800 GTX+ > 4830)
 

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They should be on par with a GTX280/285, but they will be power hungry for sure. I say SLI the two if you can find one for a good price (sub-$150), and wait until the next series of cards come out.

They're older tech, but they're still beastly cards. Hell even my SLI 8800GT's can handle everything I throw at them, even Crysis at 1920x1080 DX10 Very High 64-bit no AA. That and FarCry2 are about the only games I see lower FPS in; everything else is nice and smooth.
 

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Yeah, I wouldn't bother getting another Ultra unless you can find one for a decent price (~$150 or less). Finding one at that price could be a challenge. They perform similarly to the HD4850 and 9800GTX+, but consume quite a bit more power, so keep that in mind. You may want to just sell yours and get a single, better performing card, like a GTX280 or 285.
 

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Thanks for the replies.
It would cost about £120 for the one I am looking at.

Guess I could sell mine for about the same.
 

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Uhhhh...no. No they won't.

How do you figure?
 
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(8800 Ultra = 9800 GTX+ > 4830)

Well, seeing how the 4850 beats the 8800 Ultra by a small margin, that pretty much places it on par with the 4830. And he's wanting to CF them, so...
 

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(8800 Ultra = 9800 GTX+ > 4830)

and don't forget that 8800GTX>9800GTX
 

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I would sell your card, and use the money combined with what you were already willing to spend and get yourself a GTX 280 or something of the like.
 

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The Ultras only have g80 cores and they aren't really comparable to the GT200 core.

Very correct, benches may show one thing but how a different series/architecture process games will differ from series to series. It is very hard to actually compare how two different GPU architectures will perform in actuall games. You can do it, but benches don't really begin tell the whole story. IMO
 

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They should be on par with a GTX280/285, but they will be power hungry for sure. I say SLI the two if you can find one for a good price (sub-$150), and wait until the next series of cards come out.

They're older tech, but they're still beastly cards. Hell even my SLI 8800GT's can handle everything I throw at them, even Crysis at 1920x1080 DX10 Very High 64-bit no AA. That and FarCry2 are about the only games I see lower FPS in; everything else is nice and smooth.


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Uhhhh...no. No they won't.


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How do you figure?

8800GTX SLI beats a single GTX280 more often then not (Guru3D). Also, Anandtech shows 8800GT SLI to be about an even match with the GTX280.

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Well, seeing how the 4850 beats the 8800 Ultra by a small margin, that pretty much places it on par with the 4830. And he's wanting to CF them, so...

Actually, it's the other way around. The 8800Ultra beats the HD4850 in most games. (Source)
 

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Very correct, benches may show one thing but how a different series/architecture process games will differ from series to series. It is very hard to actually compare how two different GPU architectures will compare. You can do it, but benches don't really begin tell the whole story. IMO

True but don't compare those crappy 0xAF/AA to the Ultra's since those cards are meant to stay along the 1920x1200 AAx8/AFx16 cards.
 
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