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XP 32bit: 8800GT SLI vs. Ultra?

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December 17, 2007 7:02:05 PM

Does anyone know of bechmarks done with recent drivers comparing the 8800 GT SLI to one Ultra? Preferably in XP 32. Comparing Crysis, Call of Duty 4...Overclocked or not, doesnt matter.

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December 18, 2007 5:13:30 PM

bump :hello: 
December 18, 2007 5:15:33 PM

I did my own little benchmark with two 8800GT 512mb cards in SLI and i got around 13.5k in 3dmark06. With 1 card i get around 12.2k. I dont really see that much a difference in benchmarks using SLI. Games are where it really matters tbh.

Ultra score...? Cant help you there, maybe someone else with an ultra can.
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a c 164 U Graphics card
December 18, 2007 5:23:30 PM

Depending on the settings, the 8800GT SLI would probably be faster. SLI effects different games differently, but most would see an improvement. Because the Ultra has more RAM, higher resolutions will put it closer tot the SLI setup.
December 18, 2007 5:45:56 PM

I would rather have 2 GT's than 1 Ultra. The GT's cost less plus I would guess it would be faster.
December 18, 2007 6:55:07 PM

folius said:
I did my own little benchmark with two 8800GT 512mb cards in SLI and i got around 13.5k in 3dmark06. With 1 card i get around 12.2k. I dont really see that much a difference in benchmarks using SLI. Games are where it really matters tbh.

Ultra score...? Cant help you there, maybe someone else with an ultra can.

Thats because you dont know what you are doing and have a huge bottleneck somewhere. Doh!

SLI'd 8800GT's score around 16k. I get mroe than 13k for my ONE 8800GT, infact I get mroe than 14k..


You are doing something wrong somewhere mate.
December 18, 2007 7:08:31 PM

Well, I think that because one of my 8800GTs was crashing to begin with... then miraculously started working again... I thought it would be working, but I guess not. It did give a boost to my performance, but i think it was gimping my other card because of it.

Im currently only running 1 card, because I sent the broken one back. I doubt i had a bottleneck... i think my system is more than capable of running SLI 8800GT cards without it... Check my sig for info... I have a 700w Thermaltake Toughpower.. which I think has enough amps on the 12v rails to run dual cards.. but im not certain.
December 18, 2007 8:09:13 PM

I wouldn't go near an 8800 Ultra. If i were you i'd get an EVGA 8800GT with the 90 day step up program as hopefully within 90 days nVidia should have released their brand new 9*** series.
a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2007 10:28:26 PM

(Hatman) 13.5 sounds about right for SLI 8800GT at stock speeds and driver defaults. It's low if that's overclocked on the cpu or gpu. Fudzilla got 13,700 with factory overclocked 8800GT SLI. No system specs mentioned though. http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta...
January 31, 2008 9:57:15 PM

I have had both of these cards.

I have the EVGA 8800 Ultra stock speeds with a Q6600 at 3.0 and I got around 13,500 or so 3dmark06

I have EVGA 8800GT superclocked in SLI with a 680i LT motherboard running on a Q6600 at 3.0 and I got 15,200 3dmark06.

UT3 and COD 4 run higher FPS and are butter smooth on my 8800GT SLI rig, but in Crysis my 8800 Ultra runs it a lot smoother than the 8800GT SLI rig.

The Ultra throws out a ton of heat, in fact it runs my P180 case pretty hot with four case fans running, where as the 8800GT SLI setup seems to run cooler.

To be honest I love my ULTRA, it is an awesome card, but you can get the same or better performance out of 8800GT SLI. The only problem with 8800GT SLI is there no room for an upgrade. You want my honest opinion. Get one 8800GT for now and save some cash and buy the 9800 series when it comes out.


Hope this helps
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a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2008 10:58:21 PM

Wow, old thread. I'm curious... At what res and settings and do you play Crysis at? What drivers are you using? From what I have seen 16x10 high with aa/af, SLI 8800GT scales well and does better than one ultra.
January 31, 2008 11:20:37 PM

I was going to mention the resolutions and I forgot to. I play at 1680x1050 on a Dell 20" I am using 169.28 for both setups. I have everything on high execpt for shaders and shadows and if I remember correctly I averaged around 35-40 solid FPS for both setups.

I have all the recent vista updates, including the ones for SLI, but for some reason the 8800GT SLI setup jerks when playing Crysis compared to the 8800 Ultra running it smooth. Other than this one exception the 8800GT runs my games like UT3 and COD4 faster than the Ultra but only by a frame or two. It's not even noticable unless I am running fraps and watch the FPS counter.
January 31, 2008 11:21:16 PM

I have AA off on crysis by the way
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2008 11:30:36 PM

AH, Vista and no fsaa might explain it. Must be nice to have both solutions to play around with.
February 1, 2008 12:12:40 AM


ha, well it is but I really don't need both of them. I went with the 8800GT SLI so that I could split the GPUs between my two systems if friends come over to game. The Ultra might be going down the road. I gotta admit, I have been an avid gamer for some time now and that 8800GT is the sweet spot. Well at my resolution it is, anything higher might require a little more horsepower.
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2008 5:13:51 PM

About that 3d mark 06 score..its waaaaayy too low...i get little over 11k with stock clocks...but when i clock it to 725/1800/2000 i get 12930 marks..thats all with my MSI 8800gt OC on 29% cooling speed..my e4500 runs on 3.1GHz..
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2008 5:17:01 PM

Hows this comapring too all of you..i run crysis,all high,no AA, 1440x900 res..all that around 31-35 FPS..it does drop sometimes to 21 but lasts only bout a second...
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