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i had a x850, scratched the board when i installed my zalman : /, been using an old 9600xt for past few months, just bought a x1600. according to my research its 12 pipelines, and im showing core clock of 587mhz and memory clock of 684mhz. yet im seeing very little improvement over my 9600 which bugs me tremendously , no framerate improvement in games, in particular world of warcraft... is there something im missing?
 
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Yea thats rather odd....whats your res? also you might want to try driver cleaner pro to completely remove you drivers and install the new ones again....post if you need link to driver cleaner
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i had a x850, scratched the board when i installed my zalman : /, been using an old 9600xt for past few months, just bought a x1600. according to my research its 12 pipelines, and im showing core clock of 587mhz and memory clock of 684mhz. yet im seeing very little improvement over my 9600 which bugs me tremendously , no framerate improvement in games, in particular world of warcraft... is there something im missing?
It's not 12 Pixel Pipelines. It's 4 pixel pipelines with 12 pixel shader units (3 Pixel shaders x 4 pipelines) and 5 vertex pipelines. If you don't believe me go on ATI TOOL, Click settings and look down and it will say 4 Pixel Pipelines


For your problem, try uninstall drivers and reinstall. I recommend WarCat 6.10 . before you install the warcat, uninstall your current drivers than use Driver cleaner pro to get ride of the other left behind files from ATI
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i used the ati uninstaller as well as drive cleaner just to be sure. im wondering if theres something i should try in my bios? or get ati tool to tweak something.. just drives me nuts cause i got zero improvement, hell i think my fps drops if i extend my terrain view beyonnd what it was when i had my 9600
 
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k tryin those now i guess
 
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here is proof that it's 4 pixel pipelines. Read most reviews, they say its 4 pixel pipelines

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post #7 of 13
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It's not 12 Pixel Pipelines. It's 4 pixel pipelines with 12 pixel shader units (3 Pixel shaders x 4 pipelines) and 5 vertex pipelines. If you don't believe me go on ATI TOOL, Click settings and look down and it will say 4 Pixel Pipelines


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Ahhh you beat me to it.


Well said though
    
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post #8 of 13
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redid , not sure which part exactly but my ati tool showed a 70fps increase and im showin about 30fps ingame in warcraft... thank you much
 
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here is proof that it's 4 pixel pipelines. Read most reviews, they say its 4 pixel pipelines

that says active pipe lines. why would you need all 12 running when your at your desktop. it runs 12 i have the same card
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all is well, is running much better now.. only one thing i'd like to do. ati tool won't or i can't find the settings to speed up the fan? this is more for peac of mind as im not having heat issues. but .. how can i bump the fan speed? as im unsure of how to take desktop screenshots. here is what ati tool shows..

Device ID 71C0
Chip Name RV530 XT
Host Interface AGP
Catalyst Version XG WarCat
Memory Size 256
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Bus 128 Bit
Active Pipelines 4
Default GPU Clock 590
Default Mem Clock 690
GB_Pipe_Select 0x1e4
 
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