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Old 23rd November, 2006, 03:46 PM
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Which card will most likely allow me to unlock the extra pipes? *Links provided*

welp i did some homework and it looks like the way to go for me is.. Radeon x800 series... and just pray to GOD you have one that can unlock its pipes prety easy.

welp.. which cards do you guys recommend me getting for a good chance to OC.

My system is 2800 Barton @ 2.5Ghz
and i'll be attaching my Zalman heatpipe on this with a 80mm tornado blowing on it.
Broke my 9800 pro from taking my VGA silencer off and installing a Zalman heatpipe.

So far iam thinking about buying 1 of these 2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102065
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102606

which one would be better for OCing?

i'll also accept any recommendations.. i am really looking forward to getting this thing back up and running, i accidently broke the 9800 pro from taking off a VGA silencer and putting on the Zalman heatpipe.
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Old 27th November, 2006, 07:09 PM
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I have mixed feelings. GTO's I've seen carry the R420, 430 and 480 cores.
Obviously first and last one's being your perfered target, as the R430's werent notorious for overclock if I remember correctly.

I believe the X850 pro is still based on the R420 as well (correct me if I"m wrong)

That too and my X800pro (R420) was successful with an unlock. However it was the vivo edition that carried the 1.6ns ram.
If it is, my pick would be the X850 without question; simply becuase I wouldnt chance picking up a shotty GTO.

just my thoughts...
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Does it have to be ATI? I think those cards don't support SM3, so maybe something along the lines of a 6800gt would suit you better
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For what point? What SM 3.0 game (that doesnt suck) run acceptably with a 6xxx series GPU? ---

Its really of no consequence at this point, we've got DX10 right around the corner.
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Old 27th November, 2006, 08:36 PM
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The only other GTO that unlocks other than the Sapphire GTO2 is the Connect 3d model.
With the C3D model, like mine, only a few actually unlock. I'm a lucky one.
You have to use Ati Tool to see if it's unlockable. If it isn't, tough crap.
They either do or don't.

The link to the first one will not have unlockable pipes.
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