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Is it possible to unlock additional pixel pipelines on any of the above mentioned cards?
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I dont think so they are all either fully unlocked or the pipelines are lazer cut nowadays so they cannot be unlocked.
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Seasonic PSWs can take a lot, an 8800GTS or maybe a GTX will work fine
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I dont think so they are all either fully unlocked or the pipelines are lazer cut nowadays so they cannot be unlocked.
exactly.

ANd its pixel shaders on the 8x cards.

Get a 8800gts. I'm sure your psu can handle that .

But I'm not totally sure.

Your safes bet is a 7900gs/gt or a radeon x19xxx card
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Going on 348w (which you mentioned to be your 12v rail wattage), your max load for the 12v rails should be round about 29A, going on Wattage / Voltage = Current

Anyways, I have a 30A power supply which is powering my x1950Pro just fine. Mad_Handlez89 on this forum has the exact same power supply and he's powering a HD2900XT with no problems (AFAIK) so perhaps you may be alright with an 8800gts.
    
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I think 7900 gt/gs would be decent for your system. Has pretty good priceerformance now and if you shop around you can get one at a good price.
    
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I recommend a 7900GS, fast card, great overclocker.
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No the 8 series uses much more power than the 7 series. Your PSU might be able to handle an 8800GTS though..
That doesn't mean they are not efficient.

Sure they use more power, but if they do more work then of course they use more power.

I'm not sure if they are more efficient, i'm just saying that you didn't answer his question really...

Would have to compare something like 3dmark06 score to the power consumption to figure out which is more efficient. Not just say "Oh it needs 6 pin power connector so it isn't efficient"
post #19 of 24
Just read up that apparently the 8800GTS draws 10W more than the 7900GTX.

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About Video card geForce 8800 GTX the management of NVIDIA speaks openly : the level of maximum energy consumption, calling digits on the order of 177 W. As precise our associates , video card geForce 8800 GTS consumes on 10 W more than GeForce 7900 GTX. Flag GeForce 8800 GTX consumes 40 W more than GeForce 7900 GTX. some reviewers in NVIDIA proved that this value is limited to 145.5 W in the mode peak load.
post #20 of 24
7900gs will work just fine. you probably could squeeze in an 8800gts 320mb, dont oc though as someone else mentioned .
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