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Old 25-10-07, 11:10 AM
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OC3D Review: XFX 8800 Ultra Extreme Edition

We take a look at one of the fastest cards money can buy.



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Old 25-10-07, 11:34 AM
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Nice, review Matt.

Would love to have 2 of these in my rig...if only to massage my 3DMark scores in an upward direction.
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Old 25-10-07, 12:35 PM
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Nice review niceeee card.. bit too higher price for me tho...

New cards hitting the shelves next week? is this the 8800GT
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Old 25-10-07, 01:08 PM
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Great read as ever kemp.

With these just didn't cost as much
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Old 25-10-07, 01:35 PM
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Great read.

Still don`t like 2 slot gfx approach, but also appreciate the existing situation with that generation, and the cooler is proven.

Nice bundle imo, looked like both GRAW and the Lost Planet will give u something to thrash at immediately. Don`t know what else u would want in a bundle aside from tat.

Don`t like the price, especially with the very good alternatives about.

A little bemused with the release timing too tbh, seeing as XFX do have a number of already great 8800 options out there, but maybe this will be their consolidation card moving forward for the older 8800 models. Knowing perhaps that there isn`t a big enough performance gap between the 8800s about to come out and the existing GTX cards, this could be a reason for them to push this Ultra as far as they can.

Don`t think it`s a good option at this time, imo. Nice overall package, be excellent if it were cheaper - c`mon u`ve made u`r monies out of this range by now.
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Old 25-10-07, 02:47 PM
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I dont think the clock speed boost on that ultra over a normal ultra are enough to justify buying it, if it was 100mhz then yeh, but it isnt.
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Old 25-10-07, 03:27 PM
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Still don`t like 2 slot gfx approach, but also appreciate the existing situation with that generation, and the cooler is proven.
Personally this never bothers me, but I can see why it would some

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Nice bundle imo, looked like both GRAW and the Lost Planet will give u something to thrash at immediately. Don`t know what else u would want in a bundle aside from tat.
I think only Lost Planet comes with the card, I was just sent a review model with this one that had an older title in it.

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Don`t like the price, especially with the very good alternatives about.
I agree, thus a 5 for pricing

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I dont think the clock speed boost on that ultra over a normal ultra are enough to justify buying it, if it was 100mhz then yeh, but it isnt.
Hmm, well I suppose it depends if yo want the warranty and want to pay the extra £40 on top of a normal Ultra

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A little bemused with the release timing too tbh, seeing as XFX do have a number of already great 8800 options out there, but maybe this will be their consolidation card moving forward for the older 8800 models. Knowing perhaps that there isn`t a big enough performance gap between the 8800s about to come out and the existing GTX cards, this could be a reason for them to push this Ultra as far as they can.

Don`t think it`s a good option at this time, imo. Nice overall package, be excellent if it were cheaper - c`mon u`ve made u`r monies out of this range by now.
Not a good option right now I agree.

However on the release date: it's been out a little while but XFX took a while to send me it and the first card I got through had been fiddled with by a previous reviewer and was missing screws etc, thus the delay
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Old 25-10-07, 03:33 PM
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Price is a bit high, but good card. 8800gt is gonna be sweet though..
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Old 25-10-07, 04:48 PM
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Thats the thing, at the rate things are going 2x 8800gt's are going to cost less then a single ultra while 1 GT performs nearly as well as an ultra.

8800gt SLI ftw.
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Old 25-10-07, 05:18 PM
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SLI ftl tbh mate

One single fast card ftw
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