Gainward Bliss 8800 Ultra


Article <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 14/07/07
Author: Matt Kemp
Source: Gainward


The 8800 Ultra is a top-of-the-line, top dollar graphics card and you get what you pay for. If you want blistering performance and bleeding edge graphics and have the screen resolution to take advantage of that then the 8800 Ultra is your card.

At £402 from SpecialTech, the 8800 Ultra isn't priced too badly, although an 8800 GTX can set you back £70 less. It's basically a matter of deciding if your budget can afford the faster clocked card or not.

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The 8800 Ultra is a card that takes the top end and really takes it further, something nVidia didn't actually have to do. With this in mind I have to give the Gainward 8800 Ultra a "Editors Choice" and "Recommended" Award, albeit with a price-tag.

Editors Choice Award Recommended Award


+ Blistering performance
+ Great looking
+ Quiet


- Expensive
- Bundle could be better

Thanks to Gainward for providing the review sample

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Most Recent Comments

18-07-2007, 07:17:22


The fan on the 8800 Ultra is of a similar ilk page 2, last paragraph.Quote

18-07-2007, 07:20:05

No that's not a typo

look it up Quote

18-07-2007, 07:20:23

Mr. Smith
Nice write up.

I thought the Ultra's had a tonne of OC headroom... Evidently not.

Not free game with a £400 card? C'mon.

Looking at the OC results, budget or not, get a GTX and OC it - nothing that hasn't been said before. With the money saved get a better CPU or more RAM.

I want a GTX...

Edit: LOL - I think ilk is a very English word Quote

18-07-2007, 07:21:12

I found the Ultra got better scores than the GTX across the board - mainly due to those stream processors mefinksQuote

18-07-2007, 07:22:43

Well sorry Kemp :P

It's almost 4:30 AM here, gonna read it later.



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