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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by FOXCONN1115, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. FOXCONN1115 New Member

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    Alright, so I've decided to upgrade to either the 8800gtx or the 8800ultra, for the extra boost in shader processors and MEMORY!. :) But now I'm debating which one to get..? Any ideas or suggestions? I definately want EVGA so brand is not an issue here. lol. Is the 8800ultra worth the extra $100 or so over the gtx?
     
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    mmmm, I'm not quite sure about that but a couple of commrades uses the GTX version and don't have any problems running today games, even the demanding ones. The GTX version is one of the most powerful of the market, so, I think paying $100 extras to achieve the Ultra version don't worth it......
     
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    and I see you already own a 8800GTS......why you don't gonna buy another one and do SLI, I've heard that It performs better than the 8800GTX.
     
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  5. FOXCONN1115 New Member

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    yea i thought of doing that and was going to, but then i realized the ram issue...
     
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    Get the ultra if you don't plan on SLI'ing. If you do then the GTX.
     
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    Why? You could just get the Ultra, have insane performance for a long time and when it starts to slow down, SLI your Ultra.
     
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    go Ultra for the best performance and then down the track when they drop go sli
     
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    Ram issue?
    What ram issue?

    Either way get another GTS or get an ultra...
     
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    get the 8800ultra..why mess around.....it's your money
     
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    lol. what ram issue? I have only have 320mb, and WIC says I'm overloading VRAM by as much as 70MB, and also, the extra video memory would benefit my resolution... 1680x1050.. I'm just deadlocked on getting the gtx or ultra, like i said, is the ultra worth the $100+ more than the GTX?
     
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    get a gtx and clock it save abit of dosh sli not always benifical
     
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    get another gts man and a 6400+ cpu...

    Then you will be rockin..


    Actually haven't we all already had this discussion with you foxconn ;)
     
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    what the point in a 6400 you might aswell get a 6000 and clock that up ? use the same cache just it has a 16multi instead of 15 and its called black edition
     
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    89w tdp vs 125w tdp, the 6400 is a better chip, faster clocks on lower watts on the same die process, and it has the 16 mult which allows you to run at stock with your ddr2 800 also at stock., there's plenty of bennies to the 6400. the only problem is that it's not out yet.
     
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    thing is how much is it going to all cost this day in age we dont worry about power ;) i know we have all gota go more eco friendly but we have gone past the days of pentium D's ;) lol i can run mine at stock at ddr800 i have a option in my bios so it doesnt run at ddr750 some asus thing advance 800ps but im happy with my rig :)
     
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    cost is going to be around 180, but as I said we don't quite see it on the shelves yet soo...... who knows could be over 200 by the time it does hit the shelves.
     
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    TBH I would keep your GTS. Some BIOS volt modding and the sucker is ready to fly, being able to compete and hold its own with the likes of the GTX and ultra. Of course, if you havent already remember to take the HSF off, use some AS Ceramique, and if it needs it lap the HSF base to a nice smooth un-pitted finish :cool:
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I second what ket says. Just do that and get a 6400.
     
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    You would use ceramique over AS5?
     
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    AS5 is conductive. If you accidently put too much on, poof goes ur gfx card
     
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    Either way you are getting a good card...Id go with the GTX or, saving some money, go with what Ketxxx suggested.
     
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    the 6400+ has the same watts as the 6000+ you need to do your home work lol http://www.beyond3d.com/content/news/410
     
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    yea we had this discussion before, but now my main concern is the VRAM issue.. thats why I'm looking at the GTX/ULTRA, also the boost in stream processors
     
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    there not much difference between the 6000+ and 6400+ not noticeable difference any ways you mite get 200 more points in 3DMark 06 but at the end of the day its only 200Mhz faster each core and AMD only released it because intels E6850 and the sad thing is it still dosn't beet it go the Ultra
     

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