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    Hey all, I found an 8800 Ultra on TigerDirect for $199.99, and I am wondering how good of a card is this, and is it much of an ugprade over my current Radeon HD2900XT? How does the 4850 pair with it?

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    much improve over the 2900 and I don't think 4850 are much better than the ultra but 4870 will kicks the ultra butt though.
    However, the 4850 is a new tech compare to old tech (8000 series).

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    I had an 8800 Ultra until very recently, it kicked butt. Very good card. Here are a couple links:

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/11...ltra_compared/

    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=515&card2=518

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    Thanks for your help, so even at $199 it doesn't look like a justifiable upgrade. I am also uncertainly whether it would fit in my case, since my 2900XT fits in with about 3mm to spare.

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    Well i think that card can still cut it and its been around a while in grfx card terms. But we move on so id look to the future.

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    i think they are about 11 inches long or something like that very long cards but it will kick ass it is actualy a better card than the 4850 by a fair amount
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5522/881217549921tl2.png

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    It is a very long card, no question. If you got 3mm for the 2900XT then I HIGHLY doubt the Ultra would fit.

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    I say go 4850 for less money and beats the 8800 Ultra

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    Thanks for your replies guy's, one last question

    Crossfire 4850 or Single 4870.

    Should be placing an order by the end of next week

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    Oh the crossfire looks impressive. This will be excellent to play GRID, TDU, and GTA IV on I will order them off Newegg next weekend, when I get my money, that is

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    Happy gaming. Let me know your impressions im swaying towards a Xfire set up when i upgrade next.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102770

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102775

    Which one would you suggest getting, both same cards, just two different coolers. The one with the big cooler looks cheaper IMO.

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    first one, big cooler one. The red one is reference stock cooler. Sapphire improved the cooler by going with bigger heatsink/fan, no cover for better air flow.

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