Originally posted by damasta55r
I thought it was the 6800LE that you could unlock pipes not 6800
the 6800 Ultra has 16 pipes and has the highest clock speeds.
the GT has 16 pipes and a bit lower clock speeds
the normal one has 12 pipes, and lower clock speeds again. it also only has GDDR2.
the LE has 8 pipes and the same clock speeds as the 6800 plain.
the LE and normal 6800's have less than the full 16 pipes, even though the core actually has them there. a softmod will work on most of them regardless of whether they're an LE or a normal
anyway, in this generation of video cards, Nvidia has the upper hand. their 6600 GTs were a really good card to start with. ATI's X600 was supposed to compete, but it got completely knocked out. they made the X700, which still doesn't beat the 6600 GT. the X800 Pro even loses to the 6600 GT in a lot of cases.