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havox
12-04-04, 02:45 PM
Does that mean that something wrong with my BFG Ultra?
:\ (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=331352)

Elfear
12-04-04, 03:55 PM
All other parameters being equal I'm 99% sure the GTs run tighter ram timings than the Ultras, so oced like he is I'm not surprised he got a better score.

vpance
12-04-04, 03:57 PM
Does that mean that something wrong with my BFG Ultra?
:\ (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=331352)

No, i dont think anything is wrong with it, but it is strange. I actually had the same experience coming from a BFG 6800GT OC to an EVGA 6800 Ultra. With the GT At 1.4v and 415/1090, I got a 5150 in 3dmark05. With my Ultra at 435/1150, I get 5190. So basically the same. The other system components didn't change at all. Of course my GT at 415/1090 wasn't stable in some games, and there would be throttling problems.

hypertek
12-04-04, 06:22 PM
i wonder if u flash an ultra to a gt bios with 1.4v mod, if it will oc better or produce better numbers...

Slammin
12-04-04, 06:33 PM
i wonder if u flash an ultra to a gt bios with 1.4v mod, if it will oc better or produce better numbers...


Good question! My guess would be that the Ultra would be much faster when using the GT bios at 1.4v but I'd also guess that you may run into heat problems with the ram.

Lfctony
12-04-04, 11:10 PM
Tighter ram timings would be the reason. And I'd prefer to keep the Ultra bios and overclock the ram a bit rather than mess with a GT bios.

rewt
12-05-04, 12:18 AM
If you could mod the Ultra bios with lower mem timings somehow that'd be nice. It helped *a lot* on my 5900.

bkswaney
12-05-04, 12:58 AM
Nothing wrong with your card man.
Most BFG GT's will run Ultra speeds.
That's what makes the GT's the best bang for the buck.
A less than 400.00 card running with a 500+ dollar card. ;) (snowlol)

I LOVE my BFG GT. :hug:
I would not trade it for anything right now. (snow=D)

rewt
12-05-04, 01:05 AM
A less than 400.00 card running with a 500+ dollar card.

Thats what I said when the 5950Us came out. They were 500 dollars at the time. I had already purchased my 5900NU for about 200. Then I flashed it and all my benches showed similar performance to the 5950s. Still haven't found one reason to upgrade my GPU. I am, however, beginning to have some performance problems with my CPU. No worries, a high-end Barton CPU is on the way :D Yey I'm gonna have fun overclocking this baby!

bkswaney
12-05-04, 01:08 AM
Thats what I said when the 5950Us came out. They were 500 dollars at the time. I had already purchased my 5900NU for about 200. Then I flashed it and all my benches showed similar performance to the 5950s. Still haven't found one reason to upgrade my GPU. I am, however, beginning to have some performance problems with my CPU. No worries, a high-end Barton CPU is on the way :D Yey I'm gonna have fun overclocking this baby!

Yep.... I got a refurb Asus 5900U after
the 5950 come out and flashed it.
It run sweet.
It's still running sweet. :)
Saved a crap load of money. ;)

havox
12-05-04, 06:52 AM
Tighter ram timings would be the reason. And I'd prefer to keep the Ultra bios and overclock the ram a bit rather than mess with a GT bios.


You mean ram Speed or latency? Can I change ram latency on my BFG ultra?
Aint it already on 1.6ns?!

Thanx for the replys:)

FearMeAll
12-05-04, 07:59 AM
(me hugs my GT)