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8800 Ultra NOT $1000+

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May 2, 2007 11:14:13 AM

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD5087&v...

Being sold here for $895 Canadian, and the R600 isn't even out yet so it might get cheaper depending on all of that.

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May 2, 2007 11:16:35 AM

I said the street prices will be lower. No one would sell and no one would buy a card for $1000.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2007 11:19:53 AM

Thats what USD? 750$ ?
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May 2, 2007 11:22:03 AM

804.243 USD

So i'm sure they'll sell it for $799 or cheaper in the US. Which is still better then the $999 that people have been thinking. I wonder if you need to Water cool it just to use it x_X
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2007 11:26:06 AM

Ive read theyve put a better quieter fan on it, its supposed to be bigger but quieter.
May 2, 2007 11:32:38 AM

I wouldn't mind getting it with my new computer build but not if I had to water cool it. Right now i'm using the 6800 Ultra so it would be nice i guess to go from one to the next lol
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2007 11:36:48 AM

When they did the comparisons between the 2900 and the GTX, they said the GTX wasnt water cooled and it had OCed to these numbers, but they wouldnt give what company that made it. If it were me, Id try and find out who they used and get a GTX from that company. Save ya some canucka bucks
May 2, 2007 2:30:35 PM

Wait WHAT??

I have to pay 300$ more for a 6% overclock?? WTF?
May 2, 2007 2:40:14 PM

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The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra is an utter waste of money.
May 2, 2007 3:09:41 PM

If it has some extra features then it wouldnt be as much of a waste of money. If it can be cooler then an overclocked GTX version, or more quiet, something to make it worth it i dunno. If nto, then im just gonna get the R600 or the GTX ko3 edition.
May 2, 2007 3:20:11 PM

O yeah, what would also be cooler, the Ultra or a superclocked GTX that tries to match the Ultra.
May 2, 2007 3:30:25 PM

Well here are official benches from Anandtech.

This line summarizes it.
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The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra is an utter waste of money.
May 2, 2007 3:33:13 PM

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When they did the comparisons between the 2900 and the GTX, they said the GTX wasnt water cooled and it had OCed to these numbers, but they wouldnt give what company that made it. If it were me, Id try and find out who they used and get a GTX from that company. Save ya some canucka bucks


It doesn't matter what manufacture. For the most part...all 8800GTX will OC to this speed or higher, air cooled.

I have two I have them currently bumped up to 650GPU, 2026Mem (1023), and with linkboost enabled in 680i bios the shaders hit 1500Mhz. That would make them, Ultra-Ultras...., I have to update my sig I guess
May 2, 2007 3:52:39 PM

That's a bit expensive indeed at C$895 + shipping. For that money you can get a water-cooled Asus 8800 GTX Aquatank that makes only 40 dB of noise under load (as opposed to the usual 62 dB), it's C$903 at my local shop.

http://ca.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=6&l3=442&l4=0&model=1565&modelmenu=1

There's also a $800 Sparkle 8800 GTX with a TEC cooler which makes 52 dB of noise under load and it doesn't need refilling cooling liquid. Anandtech had a great review of the GTX models and the Sparkle looked really good there.

Either of these is a better choice IMO for the market segment who doesn't want to overclock and has too much money... You won't notice the difference between 120 fps and 130 fps, but you will notice 10 dB less (it sounds as if the noise is cut in half).
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2007 3:52:44 PM

I'll believe the price when it doesn't say "Not Available" but instead says "pre-order" or some other for me to think that's a final price.

Right now it's not actually being sold so I wouldn't say it's a final price as they may just be cutting and pasting their GF8800GTX prices.

So even if it sticks, it's still about $170 more than their GTX XXX model which is already running at 630Mhz core and 1/2Ghz memory.

So $170 more for slower core and 80mhz faster memory.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2007 5:01:30 PM

Kinda funny, NV thought they needed a bit more so they released this thing. Even funnier would be if(big if) ATI managed to make the R600XTX rock while allowing the negative FUD to circulate so that this 8800U clock speed can't keep up. :lol: 
May 5, 2007 2:54:36 AM

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http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD5087&v...

Being sold here for $895 Canadian, and the R600 isn't even out yet so it might get cheaper depending on all of that.


I think you need a link to that price even newegg does'nt have them that cheap ! Or ebay ! Remarks with no backup are like ATI saying they're going to release a working video card ..... SOMETIME ..... maybe in a year or so ..... LOL
May 5, 2007 3:21:42 AM

Quote:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD5087&v...

Being sold here for $895 Canadian, and the R600 isn't even out yet so it might get cheaper depending on all of that.


I think you need a link to that price even newegg does'nt have them that cheap ! Or ebay ! Remarks with no backup are like ATI saying they're going to release a working video card ..... SOMETIME ..... maybe in a year or so ..... LOL

That link works for me, but the product is marked not available. Anyway, I wouldn't pay $895 + shipping for a card working at 612 Mhz when I can get a BFG 8800 GTX OC2 working at 626 MHz for $50 less and no shipping. OK, that's my local shop, dunno about other cities.

I hear the 8900 cards will be released in June. No clue if it's true. Here's where I read it:

http://www.mikeshardware.co.uk/RoadmapQ307.htm

I have this feeling that the 8900 GTX will be a better deal than the 8800 Ultra :p 
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