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Old 11-05-2005, 04:25 AM   #1
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Default Unlocking more Pixel Pipelines.

I'm curious. Because a friend just bought a 7800GT CO (not OC) and it kicks some major arse. Now my X700 obviously can not stack up to it. But I noticed that with his extra 12 pixel pipelines he was showing things I could only dream of.

So the question to you guys is, is it possible to unlock more pixel pipelines, or, make them more effcient? I just want a way to improve the flow of my pixels or what ever and want to make my $135 dollars relly get put to work, because BF2 and the F.E.A.R demo aint nothin' for me...
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Unlocking more Pixel Pipelines.

Can you Oc ur card?
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:39 AM   #3
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I could, but I don't know if I want to. I can try to get a Zalman cooler for 10 bucks but it's kind of iffy at this point...
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Unlocking more Pixel Pipelines.

What kinda off cooling do you have in your system? Just fans (what size, how many)?, water cooling.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: Unlocking more Pixel Pipelines.

I'm not sure that you can unlock extra pipelines not designed into it.. mostly its done on the 6800, where you can change settings, making it run like a 6800GT
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:06 AM   #6
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Yay for spending too much money... and then not having a desk to game on so all I do is chat on AIM :-/

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Default Re: Unlocking more Pixel Pipelines.

What do you mean spending to much money. The X700 is a great video card and plays every game on the market. I just want to make it better is all...
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Default Re: Unlocking more Pixel Pipelines.

Is it possible to increase the pipelines in the 7800GTX?
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Default Re: Unlocking more Pixel Pipelines.

Nope. The G70's architecture has a maximum of 24 pixel pipelines and 8 vertex shaders, so if you have the 7800 GTX all you can do is overclock it.

The X700 is decent if you compare it to the 6600 GT. I think the X700 XT has 8 pixel pipelines and 6 vertex shaders, but since the XT variant is so rare, I assume you have the Pro variant, which should have 4 pixel pipelines and 6 vertex shaders. It might be possible to unlock them, but I've never tried it since I use nVIDIA (I might try out the X1800 XT though ).
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i just bought a 6800. How do you unlock the pipelines to make it run as a 6800gt?
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