I did a search and wasn't successful in finding an answer. I'm about to get the 8800 Ultra but the question is which one to get. I already have an ASUS 7800GTX and I'm very happy with it. No problems at all. Naturally I'm leaning towards the ASUS 8800 Ultra but does anyone else make a better card like XFX or PNY? It seems that everyone buying the 8800 Ultras that are overclocked are having heating issues. The ASUS isn't overclocked and I don't plan to overclock it. The ASUS is also the most expensive card so I want to make sure I'm getting my money's worth if I go with it. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
You already have a good card. Why not just wait a few months and get a g92?...it'll be much better then the 8800 gtx...Wasting that much money on a 8800GTX or Ultra this late in this generation of graphics card is a waste. Just wait for g92 which should be around the end of the year. Atleast that way you'll have the best card to play Crysis as well...it'll be released around the same time as crysis..probably a little earlier.
I'm not one to encourage the waiting game but I think at this point, the above poster is correct in saying you should sit this one out and wait for the 9xxx series of cards. You said you're happy with your current card so if it can hold you over until then, you probably should wait.
If you still wanna get a card now, definitely go for a GTX and overclock it, as others have said it's not worth the premium.
Dude, if you got the money and you want to upgrade then go for it -- ASUS ultra looks pretty good - all though, as you have a GTX, you might not get much of a performance boost.
KIV that their will always be a better card or something due out soon....
Also KIV that CPUs seem to be ahead of the gaming industry with no one really taking advantage of dual core but GPU industry has a question mark over how current DX10 cards are going to handle DX10 -- the later would appear to be a massive mistake IMO.
Yea that's what I was saying...The g92 is due out this year..Which will be the high end nvidia card and then a few months down the line the mid range. Which imo is the best thing for enthusiasts, to enjoy their graphics card superiority in all its splender for a while. But when it comes to the fact that the 8800 gtx has been out for SEVERAL months now..with the g92 just within a 4-5 month range (probably 4...hopefully out around october or november).It'd just be a waste to nab a 8800 GTX/Ultra now...
I haven't seen anything on the G92. I run Flight Sim 2004 on full settings with tons of add-on scenery with no problems but FSX is bringing me down to around 12FPS on the ground. In the air I'm around 30FPS but it sucks trying to taxi, take-off, and land with 12FPS. I want at least 25-30. I also pre-ordered COD 4 which is DX10. The 7800GTX that I have now is only DX9 capable....as most of you know. I'm looking to take full advantage of COD 4. Microsoft is also releasing a DX10 patch for FSX this fall. I only buy the best when it comes to computer hardware. If the G92 is as good as you guys say then I'll wait for it.