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Makaveli_786
06-14-04, 12:16 PM
Will the Ultra Extreme be coming back?

sonyman
06-14-04, 12:18 PM
Coming back? Evga makes one, and I believe Gigabyte does too.

Scott

Makaveli_786
06-14-04, 12:19 PM
I heard they were recalled due to power consumption and a few other problems, you got a link?

sonyman
06-14-04, 12:22 PM
I heard they were recalled due to power consumption and a few other problems, you got a link?
I haven't heard that, and I seriously doubt it. Here is a link to eVGA's 6800 UE: http://evga.com/products/.

Scott

Makaveli_786
06-14-04, 12:22 PM
Must have been a rumor, thanks for the link.

kahloq
06-14-04, 12:25 PM
Coming back? Evga has a raffle every week for 5 ppl to "win" the opportunity to BUY a 6800 ultra Extreme. Officially tho, Nvidia isnt releasing an Extreme, but select vendors are(ie EVGA and gainward). Evga extreme is clocked at 450 at the core compared to reg Ultra that is generally clocked at 400. Only a handfull of 6800 cores seem to be able to achieve 450(air cooled and stable) and that is why there are so FEW Ultra Extremes and why EVGA is doing the raffle thing.

BFG has their regular Ultra clocked at 425 for same price(499.99) as most other manufacturers have theirs clocked at 400(msrp of 499.99). Evga's Ultra extreme is 549.99 if you get selected to buy one.

Places like BestBuy and Compusa stick to MSRP unlike online retailers like newegg.com that try to gouge the customer($609 for an XFX 6800 ultra clocked at 400 core).

The difference between BFG's 425 and evga's extreme clocked at 450 isnt going to be a HUGE leap in performance.

Makaveli_786
06-14-04, 12:30 PM
Ill be picking up an Evga Ultra Extreme, how much more can you squeeze out of it through overclocking?

kahloq
06-14-04, 12:32 PM
You wont be picking up an Evga Extreme unless you get selected in their raffle to buy. Go here to sign up

http://www.evga.com/6800EE/default.asp

sonyman
06-14-04, 12:32 PM
Ill be picking up an Evga Ultra Extreme, how much more can you squeeze out of it through overclocking?
You might squeeze out a few more MHz, but I doubt much at all. 450MHz is a challenge in itself.

Scott

Makaveli_786
06-14-04, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the info guys I appreciate it.

OWA
06-15-04, 07:04 AM
Try looking into XFX. It appears theirs ships at 425mhz with some at 450mhz and they hope to eventually use 450mhz on all the ultras. According to this review anyway:

"With the clock speed in mind, our benchmark scores may be a little high due to the fact that our card was 25MHz faster than the retail cards could be. XFX is aiming to have its cards running at 450MHz at a later date when the yield of the 6800 Ultra chipset has improved. This is little comfort to anyone looking at buying a card now though, but nVidia never promised to have the cards running faster than 400MHz so XFX has at least managed to improve upon that."

http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=489

r2d2d3d4d5
06-15-04, 07:19 AM
The Inquirer are claiming that a few Gainward Extremes have reached the European market. They claim to have been told that some of these cards can reach 470-480MHz.

linky (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16586)

Looks kind of ugly though. :drooling: