Originally Posted by CL3P20
I have done the same 'un-lock' on my 7600gs...worked to improve my benchmark by almost 2200 points so far. I think that it works great.
*As far as i know the newer 7600's w/ ddr3 should all work for the unlock.
->To all those that say..."It doesnt work, it still says 12pp!"...you never had an old radeon that was unlocked did you? This mod has always worked and looked the same on any card that I have unlocked. Rivatuner CANNOT display the 'unlocked' pipelines as enabled, as they are hardcoded for a disabled state. This does NOT mean that they can never be 'turned on'...just that, even if they are 'on'...they cannot be displayed as such.
Various Radeon cards from the ol' skool, as well as the 6800gt's unlocked just fine w/ similar results....isnt the 7600 the replacement for the 6800? Hmmmmm.....
I understand that people are seeing a higher score in their benchmarks. I want to see a FPS test in a few games.
I don't know what is happening, but you are not unlocking pipelines. You are not unlocking pipelines. One more time, you are not unlocking pipelines. The 7600 core has 12, no extra hidden ones, no disabled ones. The 7600 core is not a stripped down core of the 7900, it is it's own core. Again, it has 12 pipelines, and only 12, NOT 16. I dunno what you are unlocking, but it's not pipes.