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Geforce 8800 Ultra OC vs GTX 280?

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May 8, 2010 5:50:34 PM

Which one performs better? The Geforce 8800 Ultra OC or the GTX 280? I can get either one of them for $200 but i do not know which one is: more reliable, performs better, or works better in SLI configuration. So if someone could help me find an answer that would be great! I could also overclock the GTX 280 with the EVGA precision overclocking tool.

Specs:
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Processor- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.8 - 4.0GHz ( This came short of i7 920 every benchmark i looked at... the i7 was in first everytime)
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Motherboard- ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB 3.0 890GX
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RAM- OCZ Platinum ( 2 x 1gb) DDR3 1333
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DVD Drive- Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewriteable drive
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PSU- Raidmax Hybrid 730w Modular Power Supply
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Case- NZXT Beta Evo Mid tower ATX case
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CPU Cooler- Coolermaster Hyper 212+
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Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200rpm drive
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Video Card- GeForce Ultra 8800 OC or GTX 280 OC ( might sli the better card )
May 8, 2010 6:11:39 PM

get a 5830 instead
May 8, 2010 6:18:20 PM

The GTX 280, hands down.
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May 8, 2010 6:19:23 PM

get a 5770 and ditch the crappy Raidmax PSU for a good brand (ie Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX)
a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2010 6:44:29 PM

GTX 280 > 8800 Ultra

No question on that one.

To give you a comparative idea: Tom's Graphics Chart 2009 comparing GTX 260, GTX 280, ATI 5770, and the 8800 Ultra


Quite frankly, you can get an ATI 5770 (VERY comparable to GTX 260) for like $150 or so these days (brand new).
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...

ATI 5770 OC + Dirt2 Coupon $159-$10MIR = $149 & Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also opt for the ATI 5830 as recommended above:
Sapphire ATI 5830 $214 + Free Avatar DVD (OMG WOW!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2010 Charts with ATI 5770, 5830, GTX 260, and GTX 280
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics...
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