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Old 18-07-07, 11:08 AM
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OC3D review: Gainward Bliss 8800 Ultra

We take the nVidia's top-end Ultra and give it a thorough "thrashing"

How did it do?

Don't be lazy, read for yourself

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Old 18-07-07, 11:17 AM
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Typo?

The fan on the 8800 Ultra is of a similar ilk page 2, last paragraph.
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Old 18-07-07, 11:20 AM
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No that's not a typo

look it up
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Old 18-07-07, 11:20 AM
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Nice write up.

I thought the Ultra's had a tonne of OC headroom... Evidently not.

Not free game with a £400 card? C'mon.

Looking at the OC results, budget or not, get a GTX and OC it - nothing that hasn't been said before. With the money saved get a better CPU or more RAM.

I want a GTX...

Edit: LOL - I think ilk is a very English word
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Old 18-07-07, 11:21 AM
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I found the Ultra got better scores than the GTX across the board - mainly due to those stream processors mefinks
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Old 18-07-07, 11:22 AM
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Well sorry Kemp :P

It's almost 4:30 AM here, gonna read it later.

Gnite!

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Old 18-07-07, 11:25 AM
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I was wondering, can you not just get that bios tool nbitor (can't remember), make a copy of the ultra's bios, then flash the GTX with the Ultra's bios and have the stream proccy clocked?

You can do the core/shader clocks/mem yourself.

Just a thought. Surely stream processors are oc'd at bios level...
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Old 18-07-07, 11:33 AM
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I dunno mate tbh

It's going back tomorrow and I don't do hard/BIOS mods in reviews for obvious reasons
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Old 18-07-07, 11:48 AM
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Great review, throw in a class game and the £402 would be easier to spend.

Other than that, whether the peformance over it`s rival is worth that £70 or so extra is up for debate. Seemed to give a nice increase when clocked tho, so u know there`s an further increase to be had.

If u bought this - would u immediately strip the cooler and apply u`r own thermal goo ? That stuff looks as hap-hazard an application as the trend seems to be.

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I was wondering, can you not just get that bios tool nbitor (can't remember), make a copy of the ultra's bios, then flash the GTX with the Ultra's bios and have the stream proccy clocked?

You can do the core/shader clocks/mem yourself.

Just a thought. Surely stream processors are oc'd at bios level...
Keep an eye out tbh, cos some1 somewhere would have looked into it.
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Old 18-07-07, 01:11 PM
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Kempez, can you do me a favour? Make a copy of the Ultra's bios while you have it and email it to me?

Now all I need is a GTX... Or find someone with a GTX thats willing. If I sell my GTS...

Rast - keep your eyes peeled my man! I'm-a startin' googlin' now!
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