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BFG 7950 512 SLI vs EVGA g80 superclocked single

By LinkedKube
May 27, 2007
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    The Ultra shares the same GPU as the GTX with higher clocks. I didn't mean for you to get liquid-cooling, but meant to say that MSI and BFG sell GTXs with liquid-cooling setups on them in contrast to the HSFs found on others. That'd enable you to clock the GTX upto (and maybe beyond) the Ultra's speeds for a price less than the Ultra's.
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

    The MSI and EVGA liquid cooling systems are flops, From reading reviews they cant get much higher overclocks than the gtx superclocked, and they cost more.
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Hmm, didn't know about that. And the BFG one is almost as expensive as the Ultra. Talk about marketing hype! In any case, the Ultra is very marginally better than the GTX, but large price difference doesn't justify it.
     
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    All I can say is if you intend to get a new card. Make sure that it is eVGA. eVGA makes the best products. They are one of the largest partners with nVIDIA.
     
  5. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 946   +113

    From what i can tell Dual 7900GTX cards in SLI are comparable to a single 8800GTX, not sure how reliable the charts at Tom's are but there numbers can't be that far off.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Why get two cards when one card can do their job pretty easily and by sucking lesser power too? An X1950XTX Crossfire setup is on par with an 8800GTX and beats a 7900GTX SLI setup as well, so logic dictates that the 8800GTX is faster than a 7900GTX SLI setup. The 8800GTX may also be quieter than aforementioned SLI and Crossfire setups and once OC'd, may crush them easily.
     
  7. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Just get 2 8800 ultra's in sli and it will solve all your problems. :approve:
     
  8. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Hehe, twite. No he should get SLi'ed eVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX cards because they are really the same thing as 8800 Ultras.
     
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Meh, those waterblocks specifically for 8800s are a waste of money. I'd rather get a good general GPU waterblock, and RAMsinks. That should do the trick.
     
  10. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    They are not the same thing, the ultra outperforms the gtx in every category!
     
  11. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Not if overclocked, and that is the only thing an 8800 Ultra is! An overclocked version of the 8800 GTX. (With a minor BIOS mod that says GeForce 8800 Ultra instead of GTX)
     
     
  12. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Have fun stably overclocking a card that idle temps 60 degrees by 35% on air cooling.

    Not the same card!
     
  13. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    This is twice you have offended me. (Hehe twite and twice.)

    I will refrain from flaming.
     
  14. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    If you find the fact that i am correcting you in misinformed advice, then i think you are on the wrong website.

    They are simply not the same cards.
     
  15. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    But the performance gain is so small that it would be so stupid to spend the premium for the 8800 Ultra's.
     
  16. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    That i can agree with. I never expected him to actually listen to me and buy $1800 of video cards. But that was not my point..they aren't the same card.
     
  17. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    I understand, but they really are so similar that... You know what? Lets just drop it.

    EDIT: Wow we were engaged in mortal combat right there.
     
  18. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Yeah, good idea.

    I know what you are saying. It would be foolish to spend an extra $400 for minimal performance.
     
  19. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Hehe. My friend told me to overclock his PNY GeForce FX 5200, to a performance equal of a GeForce 8800 GTX.
     
  20. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I suppose given the perfect environment, in a perfect world, the FX5200 overclocked will perform better than the 8800gtx.

    What this means is that everything is flawless, down to evey small little connection in the chip, and it produces absolutely no heat whatsoever, and therefore having absolutely nothing to bar its performance.

    Voila, the FX5200 that will outperform every card today, or the future.

    Too bad you can't get all the other features that you do with the other cards....
     
  21. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    The funny thing was I tried to overclock it. But I couldn't reach a single MHz higher than stock settings. I'm guessing nVIDIA has some kind of lock on it.
     
  22. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

    Man I was gone for the weekend and look what you guys made of the thread, lol. Well I purchased my superclocked gtx cards from evga, gonna run 3dmark this morning and see what happens.
     
  23. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Tight. Tell me how they run.
     
  24. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 651

    Hmm

    Supersmashbrada, do you wipe your behind with dollar bills by any chance ? :D
     
  25. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    No, just 8800 Gtx's. :D
     
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