Originally Posted by Sora
I would get an 8800GTX and save yourself some money if prices drop. The Ultra is hardly any faster than the GTX and not worth the money most likely.
This guy compares an 8800GTX vs a 8800GTX Ultra side-by-side and in very demanding situations, the Ultra maintained 30fps+ while the GTX slipped to around 15fps.
I was pretty surprised because normally I'd have the mind to get the GTX and save all that money since there shouldn't be a huge performance increase. But it seems something must have been done. I must admit I am still somewhat skeptical, but still, it has made me think. But yeah, if the Ultra drops below $600 the GTX should get to around $400-450 which would be VERY nice.
Also, Nvidia ticked me off in there 7 series because I bought the 7800GT when it was the hot item. You know, when you thought you were smart cause it's about as good as the 7800GTX minus the 512MB memory which isn't really utilized in gaming (in that point in time). Then about a month later they release the 7900GT which is significantly better, but VERY similarly priced. I'm sure a 8900GT/GTX is around the corner, even something like a 8950GTX.