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    Default Is the 8800 Ultra worth it?

    I was on newegg looking for there price on a S3 but then i saw an add for the 8800 Ultra actually worth 700+ dollars?

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    At the moment its the best graphics card around, but I think SLi 8800GTS 640MBs would be better than 1 8800 Ultra? Id need to see a comparison chart before the final answer.

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    all i know is its way over priced

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    ha its a conspiracy
    What?

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    The short answer....NO its never worth it to own the most new video card on the market unless...

    you're rediculously wealthy
    have no life and play on the computer 24/7
    or a combination of the above.

    Really truly you can get the same performance by OC'ing a cheaper card up to that level. It sounds like Ultras aren't that much higher up the food chain then other 8800's...but they are definitely WAY higher up the dollar chain.

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    Wow. I will stick to my asperations to an 8600. Or even a 8800GTS 320mb

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    Minty save up the money for the 8800 320mb rather than go for the 8600.iv got the gts and im finding its holding me back in some of the more modern games especially at high resolutions or with high amounts of AA, and the price difference between the two means you might aswell save for an extra week or 2 and get the better card.

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    640 meg is the one you should save for it does a lot better than the 320 meg

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    There is not really a big performance with the 640mb version at this time, only in the high demand games do you see an FPS increase. In most games its either a 1 or 2FPS increase.

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    unless your useing high resolution or high AA.

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    Your exactly correct Smith.

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    i have the 8800 ultra superclocked evga and i love the card however i got it at a great price 315 from ebay there is no way i wouldnt of paid full money for it

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    Check out the 8800 512 MB its a good price and the performance is on par if not better than the 640 MB. Think it retails at about 180.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    At the moment its the best graphics card around, but I think SLi 8800GTS 640MBs would be better than 1 8800 Ultra? Id need to see a comparison chart before the final answer.
    2 x 8800GTS 640M SLI mode out perform a single 8800GTX but not the Ultra one. That was the last time I read the report.

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    Its not worth it. just wait for the 9800gx2 to come out, Toms expects it to retail 450$ american. Ill be kinda pissed if it does considering i paid 600$ for my ultra. But that means that sli ultra is calling my name at a cheaper price... i hope... BUT no its not really worth it, I would buy x2 gtx or x2 gts 512mb. OR save up a ton of money / pull a loan against your house. and buy x2 ultras and have the most enormous Epenis ever.

    dont buy the 640, the 512 out performs it for (i think) the same price.

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    Also i forgot to add, if you buy an ultra your going to have to expect even more money out of pocket.. the stock cooler is INSUFFICIENT, and KILLS low end water cooling setups

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