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May 4, 2007 5:12:39 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just thought I might post this up. Looks like its already for sale on Newegg.

More about : 8800 ultra

a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2007 5:25:40 PM

Not worth it to pay that kind of money for an overclocked GTX with a fancy fan.
May 4, 2007 5:39:19 PM

Performance doesn't make the difference worth it in my opinion, especially as you can allegedly OC a standard GTX to essentially the same performance.

Wait for the next generation which probably won't be long as the reworked XTX should be out in the autumn and then there's little doubt Nvidia will have to respond.
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May 4, 2007 5:58:12 PM

Yeah but if it manages to cool better then it might make it a little more worth while, especially if you don't care about money :D 
May 4, 2007 6:01:30 PM

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Yeah but if it manages to cool better then it might make it a little more worth while, especially if you don't care about money :D 

No it wouldn't.
May 4, 2007 7:36:00 PM

A 8800GTX + 8800GTX waterblock could easily make those speeds for about 100-130 bucks less. 8800Ultra will just make your e-peen a little longer.
May 4, 2007 8:36:59 PM

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Just thought I might post this up. Looks like its already for sale on Newegg.

I was going to buy one ... but then I realized the "rich uncle" who had died and left me all his millions was really just a phishing scam. :lol: 

At least this thing came to market for $170 below the rumored price, this may bode well for reasonable pricing on the new ATI cards. Then again, the ATI cards may be forcing the nV cards' prices down. Either way, I win.

It is mighty convenient that the EVGA superclocked and ACS3 GTXs went out of stock right as this thing arrived...
May 4, 2007 9:05:25 PM

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7800gtx512 take two then. people were daft the first time to buy that and they will be daft to buy this.
At least the 7800GTX 512MB was a considerable boost in clockspeed, where the 8800GTX is well within spitting distance of this card.
May 4, 2007 9:29:22 PM

At that price, forget it.
May 4, 2007 9:50:45 PM

If you've got bundles of money and are obsessed with always having the latest and greatest then it probably is worth it. Yes you could voltmod a gtx to get those speeds, but the ultra can be overclocked too you know. 660/2380 not to mention the 1500+ shader clock.
a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2007 10:35:51 PM

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Oc the ultra? You've gotta be kidding me, I highly doubt the memory will go much farther even on water,


Well the thing is, some of the new GF8800Us are shipping with better 0.8ns memory so they are at least worthy from a memory perspective with a new 1250(2500) as a spec base, unlike the GTXs most of which are 1.1ns and the high enders are 1.0ns.

So SOME of the Ultras are shiping with better memory than the high OC ones, however many are still the 1.0ns K4J52324QE-BJ1A
a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2007 11:03:17 PM

Oh definitely it's still held back by the 386bitwidth, but it's still a nice healthy boost over the plain GTX.

And it depend on the situation as to whether it's memory limited or not, some apps and resolutions show a difference, some don't, same may be with the R600 where maybe a big memory OC doesn't offer as much as a big core OC, because the memory already has alot of throughput. We won't know until they're tested though.
May 4, 2007 11:10:35 PM

As soon as the Duke and Dutchess of Nigeria cut me that $10 million dollar check they owe me for taking care of that pesky processing fee for them I'm gonna buy 2!
a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2007 11:36:31 PM

What a bargain!
May 4, 2007 11:39:31 PM

Looks like a deal you'll go for.
a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2007 11:45:13 PM

:lol: 

I'm a bargain hunter and haven't spent over $350 on a card for myself.
May 4, 2007 11:47:13 PM

You never know what will happen next. :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2007 11:49:25 PM

$350 R600XT I'm hoping. :wink:
May 4, 2007 11:50:12 PM

That would be nice indeed. :) 
May 4, 2007 11:57:51 PM

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As soon as the Duke and Dutchess of Nigeria cut me that $10 million dollar check they owe me for taking care of that pesky processing fee for them I'm gonna buy 2!


check out a OC x1950xtx card, they have gddr4
May 5, 2007 12:47:09 AM

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As soon as the Duke and Dutchess of Nigeria cut me that $10 million dollar check they owe me for taking care of that pesky processing fee for them I'm gonna buy 2!


Is that before or after Bill sends you $5.00 for everyone you forwarded that e-mail to.
May 5, 2007 1:33:59 AM

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check out a OC x1950xtx card, they have gddr4
That's a joke right? A stock 8800GTX is roughly 2x as fast as an X1950XTX.
May 5, 2007 2:09:24 PM

Did you not see the numbers I posted? Those were actual overclocking number from an oc'd ultra (660/15##/2380), not what I thought one might get to, and lets not forget memory timings. So yeah, if you're rich and what the best, get 2 ultras. Better deal than that water cooled BGF (650/2000) for $935.
May 5, 2007 3:23:22 PM

Here in Europe they have a price range of $850-1050...
...which is a lot
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