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Old 10-22-2004, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys ive just overclocked my 6800GT back up to ULTRA speeds.(core@430/ Mem@1.3gig) I just heard that you can softmod the GT to open up the 16 pipes. Arent the 16 pipes already open on that card? I thought only the SE or other cards besides the mainstream dont have the 16 pipes open. I was just wonderin cause if my GT isnt full out then somebody tell me why and how to softmod it.
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the softmod is for the 12 pipe regular 6800 like i have. it's a great mod for me, but the GT already has 16 pipes.

since i have the mod, i put that i have 16 pipeline in my sig.
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the 6800 GT already has 16 pipes, unlike the X800 Pro against the XT
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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is that one of the reasons the X800Pro sucks so much?
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Well that doesn't help it any, but I hear now the drivers are getting better, so it might not necessarily bench as good in doom3 as the 6800 but I still think it'll be a powerful card in games to come. I am disappointed however that xbox2 will be using ATI based graphics :sigh:
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i agree, but at the moment the X800Pro is not even close to the 6800GT

i'm indifferent about xbox2 using ATi graphics, because i don't own and xbox and won't consider buying an xbox2 no matter how good people say they are, because i would rather spend money on my computer
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i would rather spend money on my computer
I agree there. I can't spend money on anything else, it always goes to my comp :/ I got another 512mb stick on the way lol. I picked the exact valueRAM so I'm hopin it'll run Dual Channel just fine no errors. Also ordered some thumbscrews and 5 bottles of BAWLZ just for the sheer hell of spending a few bucks =/ and there lies the problem lol.

EDIT: My friend tells me he got the eVGA 6800 Ultra and it just sickens me. I just can't imagine throwing down $600 on that and the EXTREME EDITION! is freakin $799!!!
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ATI is improving all the time. I downloaded the latest catalyst and my 3DMark05 went up 250 points. This was from cat 4.6 to 4.10. If evey set of drivers does this, it will be great.
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I wouldn't go so far as saying the x800 pro sucks. Just because it's not quite as good as it's counterpart doesn't mean that it still isn't a good card. The new drivers did help and unless you only play doom 3 it is still a competative card.
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Ok thanx guys. About ATI, this is the first time in awhile that Nvidia is above ATI in performance. Every other time ATI is kickin butt and Nvidia dosent stand a chance. Im actuallly glad that Nvidia is on top right now. Oh and theres a Extreme Edition eVGA? That sounds awesome!! Anybody have a pic of it?
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