XFX 8800 Ultra "Extreme" Edition
The XFX 8800 Ultra "Extreme" Edition is a very fast card. If you're out to get one of the best performing cards on the market then it's certainly the card to take a look at. With a speedy 650MHz clock speed, fast 1620MHz stream processors and highly clocked 2200MHz memory, it's lightening fast out of the box.
Having said that: there is a price to pay for a card this fast. At £440 the card comes with a rather large pricetag. Considering the excellent XFX 8800 GTS Fatal1ty performs pretty darn well for under half the price, it's hard to recommend the card solely on price.
The actual gaming experience from having an Ultra is superb and by having a screamingly fast single card you're avoiding issues with SLI if you choose a solution with two cheaper 8800 GTS, so on that front it's a good choice.
The XFX 8800 Ultra gets a "Recommended" Award for being the fastest card to go through our labs to date...but with a proviso that there are other cards that you might be best spending your money on, as well as considering a certain something that may be coming to the shelves next week...
+ Excellent performance
+ Great cooler as standard
+ Overclocked out of the box
* New cards on the horizon
- Very expensive
Thanks to XFX for the review sample
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