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Old 12-29-2005, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Ati radeon x800? or Nvidia geforce 6800?

Which one?? shud i get and i dont have a budget for anything over...
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ati radeon x800? or Nvidia geforce 6800?

Im not sure, im thinking the x800. But i just got a 6800, and it performs much higher than i expected.
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Hmm, I would acutally go for the 6800 seeing it is more recent and has (i think) the lastest shader model 3.0 or something and just a better chip from what i have heard. Seeing they compare the X800GT with the 6600GT you would think the 6800 would be better.
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get the 6800 256mb, then unlock pipelines and overclock it. ask alvino how to do it
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how do you unlock pipelines on the 6600 GT?
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i dont think there is pipelines to unlock on a 6600gt..if there is im'a be laughing
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:40 AM   #7
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If you get a 6800, get the Apollo, its a 90% chance it will be unlocked stock! Mine wasent, but unlocking it was easy, and caused no problems. I also overclocked it from 325/600 to 400/750, with no temp change!
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My X800 is amazing, I recommend it, I have no experience wiht the 6800, I do have to say that I like nvidia drivers better, and they just released teh new drivers that increase performance of their cards 20%
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how do you unlock pipelines on the 6600 GT?
You can't. The NV43 core only has 8 pixel pipelines and 4 vertex shaders maximum. Only the NV43-V (also known as the 6600 LE) has 4 pixel pipelines and 4 vertex shaders. I'm not sure if you can unlock them though...

If you're gonna get a 6800 NU, get the 6800 GS instead. The PCI-E is the NV42 core manufactured with the 110nm process instead of the NV40 and NV43's 130nm process. 12 pixel pipelines and 5 vertex shaders, although this is exact to the 6800 NU's specifications, the 6800 GS has 256mb GDDR3 on a 256-bit interface instead of the 6800 NU's 128mb DDR on a 128-bit interface. Also, the 6800 GS has a faster clock, allowing it to be cheaper and faster then the 6800 GT.
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Hmm, I would acutally go for the 6800 seeing it is more recent and has (i think) the lastest shader model 3.0 or something and just a better chip from what i have heard. Seeing they compare the X800GT with the 6600GT you would think the 6800 would be better.
Yea 6800 has the SM 3.0 ATI just the new ones x1600 x1800
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