Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-23-2007, 12:40 AM   #31
Baseband Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 36
Default Re: sli-ing 8800 gtx vs sli-ing 8800 ultra

this guy on ebay told me that the q6600 works bueatifully with the ultra... but not with the gtx... any reasoning behind it??

clement71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 12:41 AM   #32
Golden Master
ISOwner's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: sli-ing 8800 gtx vs sli-ing 8800 ultra

The Q6600 will work exceptionally well with either 8800GTX or Ultra. The quad core can push the Ultra card well since it has more core to work with. Dual 8800GTX's would cost more, and will yield excellent performance in almost any scenario. I think that the 8800Ultra is the 8800GTX, just clocked a little higher.

Getting an 8800 GTX or Ultra will work with what you have and you'll see an increase in performance regardless of what CPU you have in reality. Of course, the faster the CPU the better performance. No brainer there. As many have said, ANY CPU will bottleneck the 8800 GTX, but this is no different from any other video card on the market. As long as you have a PCI-E x16 slot and DDR400 or higher, you're going to be fine. But use common sense at the same time. If you're going to drop $650 on an Ultra for a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz, you might want to rethink your investment.

*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 06:51 AM   #33
Fully Optimized
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,623
Send a message via AIM to ߧ∩H♠H䎀
Default Re: sli-ing 8800 gtx vs sli-ing 8800 ultra

Originally Posted by clement71 View Post

would this do? i always thought 680is were expensive, like the striker extreme....

what the diff between 650i and 680i?
does this hold the q6600 or the e6750?
The board you linked us will work with both the Q6600 or E6750. Please note on the quad cores don't expect much of a overclock. You'll be lucky to hit 2.7Ghz with that board. There is a defect that has massive Vdrop and limits overclocking. That board would be great for the E6750 just not a quad. Also that board doesn't even support 1333FSB quad cores FYI. I had a battle royal with EVGA over it. I was pretty pissed and told them it was false advertising. They since have removed those claims from sites.

Go with the EVGA 680I A1 revision if you plan on getting the best clock out of a quad core. If you don't plan on overclocking beyond very mild that board will be fine for the Q6600 but not the QX6800.

I can't really quote on the bottlenecks to much since I don't have a ultra. I know my E6600 bottlenecked my 8800GTS till around 3.3Ghz then the card leveled off.

I'm not sure if your familiar with 3dMark or not. Its a benching system designed to see how well your hardware will run future games. Well a easy way to test to see if its bottlenecking the card is watch the graphics card scores. As you overclock your cpu you'll notice your graphics card score not the overall score go up. When the actual graphic scores stop going up you know your cpu is processing the card to its fullest potential.

I'd say pick up one 8800GTX and run it. If your not overally impressed with overall FPS pick up a second card. The only advantage purchasing a ultra would be your gauranteed the specific clocks. You most likely can get the same clock with the 8800GTX but its no gaurantee. So if you want to make sure both run at the same clocks maybe it would be wiser to just go with the ultras. That way say you get one 8800GTX that can overclock to 680core and the other only does 660 your limited to the 660 even though the other one can run faster. If you get pre overclocked cards you know there both going to at least run at a certain speed. Then theres the potential to overclock them some.

Be sure to stick around the forums that sounds like a pretty hardcore system

ߧ∩H♠H䎀 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0