The $829 GeForce 8800 Ultra Video Card Arrives

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The $829 GeForce 8800 Ultra Video Card Arrives

Post by Apoptosis » Wed May 02, 2007 7:06 am

The $829 GeForce 8800 Ultra Video Card Arrives

The GeForce 8800 Ultra takes the world’s fastest GPU and pushes it further: with a core clock of 612 MHz, a shader clock of 1500MHz and a memory clock of 1080MHz, the GeForce 8800 Ultra sets a new benchmark for 3D graphics performance. The GeForce 8800 Ultra will set you back at least $829, which makes this not only the fastest, but one of the most expensive cards out there.

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Post by Illuminati » Wed May 02, 2007 7:18 am

Very interesting on the performance decrease when using Vista... I wonder if that is just NVIDIA driver limitations on the new OS or if it is a problem with Vista itself...

Looking forward to seeing LR's own results!
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed May 02, 2007 7:31 am

i'm wondering if 8800 GTX's in SLI would out-perform a single Ultra....
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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed May 02, 2007 7:35 am

The mind boggles at how faster clocks on the same architecture uses less power!

Seems strange too that there are a couple of minus performance advantages over the GTX, surely again the same architecture doesn't need drivers to be updated to take advantage of just a raw speed bump?

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If you want winXP GTX speeds* on Vista then get the Ultra :P


Oh yeah, and when you do get an ultra, blag another one and go V8 on their asses :P

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Post by Bwall » Wed May 02, 2007 8:00 am

stopthekilling77 wrote:i'm wondering if 8800 GTX's in SLI would out-perform a single Ultra....
Easily. A pair of 640MB GTS would outperform it as long as the game supported SLI.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed May 02, 2007 9:36 am

829 for a 10% increase...NO THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great review though!!!
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed May 02, 2007 9:48 am

I'd say more of a Preview :) XFX is sending us out a card here in a week or two, so we should have a real review on this card by when it comes out on May 15th if all goes as planned. These AIB cards are more important anyway... Reference doesn't mean much.... XFX will also have three Ultra versions a regular, extreme and XXX... So I'm interested in seeing what the XXX will be overclocked to. People are raising the core form 612 to over 700Mhz on these Ultra cards as the CPU to Shader ratio is different and it has better capacitors, cooling and yadda yadda.

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Post by eva2000 » Wed May 02, 2007 10:27 am

SWEET card there 8)

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Post by dgood » Wed May 02, 2007 1:40 pm

so I saw that picture of the r600 and the 8800 ultra or whatever side by side, is that a hint of things to come review wise? or just a good photoshop to show comparison?
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed May 02, 2007 2:37 pm

dgood wrote:so I saw that picture of the r600 and the 8800 ultra or whatever side by side, is that a hint of things to come review wise? or just a good photoshop to show comparison?
strange... I didn't see an R600 ;) We've had R600 for some time and will bring you the review on it when the NDA has lifted.

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Post by jtm55 » Wed May 02, 2007 8:53 pm

Hi All,

I can't believe anyone's going to pay $829.00 for a single card. That just boggles the mind.

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Post by vicaphit » Wed May 02, 2007 8:56 pm

Im guessing that the XFX ultra that you recieve will go into someone's system rather than go out as a contest. man would that be a great contest!

Dont think the thing would even fit in my case

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Post by Zertz » Wed May 02, 2007 10:02 pm

Dragon_Cooler wrote:829 for a 10% increase...NO THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not everybody is upgrading from a 8800GTx though :P

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Post by dkarko » Thu May 03, 2007 2:23 am

Great review! The price tag is too high for the performance difference i believe, but i guess its only for hardcore enthusiasts.
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Post by Apoptosis » Thu May 03, 2007 6:18 am

vicaphit wrote:Im guessing that the XFX ultra that you recieve will go into someone's system rather than go out as a contest. man would that be a great contest!

Dont think the thing would even fit in my case
None of our review samples ever go out as contest prizes... The contest prizes are all retail products that have a warranty... wouldn't want to send something out that is pre-production with no warranty to you guys.

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Thu May 03, 2007 7:23 am

Zertz wrote:
Dragon_Cooler wrote:829 for a 10% increase...NO THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not everybody is upgrading from a 8800GTx though :P
absolutely true. LOL i guess let me rephrase that...... 300-350$ for 10% increase. LOL

still no thanks!! even so 830 is way way way too much for a card, especially since 8900's are coming out sometime soon.
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Post by Sovereign » Thu May 03, 2007 8:13 pm

*Yawn*

Wake me when the 8900s show up. That's the soonest I'm even letting the thought of a new video card cross my mind. And that assumes that there are DX10 games that I want that will NOT run on my 7900GTXs. That is, there is no decent-looking fallback render path for DX9. That's not going to happen for a while.
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Post by DX » Fri May 04, 2007 8:18 am

I have to go by another lotto ticket.

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Post by Sula » Sat May 05, 2007 5:08 pm

Yeah price is ridiculous. Absolutley unacceptable.
I'm just afraid that we will see that kind of prices more frequently if ATI/AMD will fall down ,hope they will menage with their financial problems

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Post by liqnit » Sun May 06, 2007 5:56 am

Thanks for the review
the price is very high if it was a little lower then 8800GTX would also get a lower price.

the XP\Vista compare is good , i never knew there is a such a difference between the 2 regarding games

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