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Old August 24, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Default BFG PCIE GF8 8800GTX OC2 768M BOX (vs) XFX GeForce 8800ULTRA - 768MB

Hi folks !
I`m gonna buy a computer, for games and 3D modling.
I want a powerfull 3D card, without spending more than 1000$can.
The other components, I`m pretty much set on them.
Here they are :

Power Supply:
-HX Series, 620W
Manufacturier: CORSAIR
Code : CMPSU-620HX

CPU:
-Core 2 Duo E6850 / 3.0GHz / 1333MHz / LGA775 / 2x4MB Cache
Manufacturier : INTEL
Code : BX80557E6850

Motherboard:
- S775 ASUS P5KC P35 PCIE
Manufacturier : ASUS
Code : P5KC


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The question is, should I get the
BFG PCIE GF8 8800GTX OC2 768M BOX
or the
XFX GeForce 8800ULTRA - 768MB

They are both life time warenty.
The price of the XFX is:853.95 $
The price of the BFG is:695.25 $

I'v searched site to compare both but I still wonder

For ~150$ + taxes...(~200$) is it worth buying the XFX, or the BFG will do the same thing ?

Pelase help me decide which one will give me satisfaction in long time !
Hope this will help me, and others in the same time.

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Old August 24, 2007, 12:20 PM
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The GTX will be fine. The Ultra models are really a revisitation to nVidia's Ultras from a few generations ago where price was not a consideration for outright performance. Also, since you want to do 3D rendering, consider an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. The recent trend in content creation suites has been an emphasis on SMP utilization; more processing cores gets more work done.

If you don't plan on playing newer games, consider an nVidia Quadro or ATi FireGL workstation card.
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Old August 25, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the Tip !
Well, I plan to play newer games.
And the Quad Core, I'v done some researching, and for the price it is, I dont think it's worth the performace :P
And about the 3D cards, I found a third choice.
The XFX Ultra but a lil less powerfull than the other XFX but much less pricy :D

Choices #1: GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB DDR3 RoHS Dual DVI
(PV-T80U-SHF9)
~705 $

Choices #2: BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX OC2 768MB PCIe
~675 $

yes, the GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB DDR3 RoHS Dual DVI Extreme
(PV-T80U-SHE9) was truly overprised (~830$).

But another question comes in mind:
By cheking the specs, the new XFX looked better on all points but one.
(Shader Clock, Memory Clock) is better on the XFX
but
(core rate, Fill rate) is better on the BFG
which one is more important ?
--->BFG:
Memory Clock:
2.0 GHz
Core Clock:
626 MHz

Shader Clock:
1450 MHz

Fill rate:
40 billion/sec

--->XFX:
Memory Clock:
2.16 GHz
Core Clock:
612 MHz

Shader Clock:
1511 MHz

Fill rate:
39.2 billion/sec


the XFX is more expensive of 30$ than the BFG, this is not much.
Thanks again for all the tips, this should set up my decision. :)

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Old August 25, 2007, 03:34 PM
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I am not shure witch one is more powerfull. All I know is you won't see much defference at all. The Ultra will have a bit less power consuption.
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Old August 27, 2007, 08:57 AM
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thnaks :)
well, for the dual core, it's almost funny that they look the same.
Q6600 vs E6850
1.I wonder which one will be efficient for the 3D rendering (and future games) ?
2.Which one I wont have to change it in 2 years ?
Coz they'r price are almost the same, it's really hard to cut.
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If you plan on doing rendering and or video editing creating stuff like this...then the best choice would be quad core all the way. Not much difference in gaming(barely if at all noticeable) but big difference with multithreaded apps. Will save a lot of time. Just my 2 cents.
Ps: Also any gtx would do a great job gaming...go for the cheaper one and save a few bucks:)
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I'll have to agree with the other posters. Get the quad for rendering. You'll gain much more on there than lose on the gaming side of things.

As for the video, I was able to get NCIX to send me a BFG GTX for 520 taxed/shipped but they kinda goofed on the price matching so I got lucky.
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nice, thanks guys, this confirmes that I should go for the quad.

yea, i'm ready to lost a little for the games performances, but gain much more for the renders.
And I hope that this quad will not have to be changed in 2 years :P
I'v seen on other sites that this quad is not a "real quad"
that it's 2 dual sticked together.
is it possible ?

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Functionally, Intel's quad-core units are still four computing cores no matter how you look at them, regardless of their die implementation.
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The "other posters" are correct......

Intel Quad cores are two dual core procs rather than a true 4 core proc.
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