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Ultra's To Be Few and Far Between?

"Nvidia's planned addition to the 8800 line, the 8800 Ultra, may turn out to be a rare thing indeed."

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Old 15-04-07, 11:14 PM
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one of them on ebay + several n00b's = make thousands
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Old 15-04-07, 11:36 PM
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Yanked project. I wouldn`t touch em, if I were that desperate to bid for them, I`d hang out for a 8800 XXXXXX or 8850 or 8900 or 8950-ULTRA-eXtreme-1G-with built in sound or summit.

U`r righ tho, some plank will pay $1000 right now for 1, easy.
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Old 16-04-07, 12:23 AM
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Why are they going to be so rare?

Whats the point?
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Old 16-04-07, 06:22 AM
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Probably to give a "reason" for the incredibly rediculous price id say. Like the 7800GTX EE or something. Or like the 6800ultra EE and all that bull.
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Old 16-04-07, 06:31 AM
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If you mention "rare" chances are people are going to want one just to have and say "Oh I have a very rare 8800 ultra" or some bs, still i would want one though just to say i have a over priced card that you cant get.
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Old 16-04-07, 06:32 AM
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Why are they going to be so rare?

Whats the point?
Afaik these cards are being rushed out to go head to head with R600. If, in the event that R600 flogs it to death I'd imagine Nvidia would perhaps only make a limited run as an economic measure. Then they can set their sights on the 8900 perhaps...who knows Nvidias logic? Just a thought
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Old 16-04-07, 06:54 AM
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Afaik these cards are being rushed out to go head to head with R600. If, in the event that R600 flogs it to death I'd imagine Nvidia would perhaps only make a limited run as an economic measure. Then they can set their sights on the 8900 perhaps...who knows Nvidias logic? Just a thought
Sounds logical!
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Old 16-04-07, 08:49 AM
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Just thinking here, but it might be a binning issue, it maybe that only .1% of cores can be binned as Ultras, assuming that is what they are doing. I can't see it being a new die if they are going to produce so few.
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Old 16-04-07, 09:03 AM
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As we know, nVidia are releasing this to compete with the r600. It may only be an 8800 with some uber cooling and higher clocks, but if it is enough to beat the r600 then nVidia retain the performance crown.

If they retain the performance crown then the concensus in the community will be nVidia pwn. If people think nVidia are the best then sales accross their whole range will be strong as 'nVidia pwn y'know' - regardless of the fact that the average joe will be able to a hold of the ultra limited card...

*Disclaimer - all of the above are opinions of Mr. Smith and in no way represent the views or opinions of
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