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post #11 of 40
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IVE BEEN REASEARCHIN SO I DECIDED TO KEEP THE X1600XT

WILL WAIT FOR NEWER BIOSES AND DRIVERS WHICH WILL INCREASE PERFOMANCE.

ALSO IS THE CATALYS REALLY NECESARY????
WAHT IS BETTER ATI TOOL OR ATI TRAY. AND ANY ONE KNOW WHERE TO FIND A BETTER BIOS FOR MY CARD.

i DONT THINK OMEGA DRIVERS HELPED
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post #12 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by roy956
i made a mistake of buying a x1600xt!!!!!!!!!!

now i need to upgrade
which one need help

x800gto2
x850xt
7800gt
x850 pro

all of these are less than $300
and is there an issue with the huge fan that ati x850xt has?
it is soo big and to directly on top of gpu
Don't throw your money away.
Doing so would be really stupid.
Stick with your card, the older ATI cards are only SM 2.0 which is bad.
Your card is SM 3.0, which is good.
You will only notice a 5-10 FPS difference between an x850 XTPE (the x8x0 series is SM2.0 only), and an x850 Pro will perform worse than the x1600.
Your card is fine, dont' waste your money on a new card yet. Wait at least 3 months, at least before you think about upgrading your card.
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post #13 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by roy956
IVE BEEN REASEARCHIN SO I DECIDED TO KEEP THE X1600XT

WILL WAIT FOR NEWER BIOSES AND DRIVERS WHICH WILL INCREASE PERFOMANCE.

ALSO IS THE CATALYS REALLY NECESARY????
WAHT IS BETTER ATI TOOL OR ATI TRAY. AND ANY ONE KNOW WHERE TO FIND A BETTER BIOS FOR MY CARD.

i DONT THINK OMEGA DRIVERS HELPED

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post #14 of 40
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i am confused on what is the best overclock since the x1600xt is only 2 months old and drivers suck.

bios need to be updated but nowhere to be found.

does catalys really need to be installed?
or atitool by itself or ati tray tool. anyone know where flash bios change is?


128bit shouldnt hurt is a lot. waht hurts performance is drivers bios crapy fan
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3dmark05

5392 when oced to 640 core 770 memory

any one know where i can download better bios?

is catalyst good or crap? need to find new driver and better oc tool
atitool? ati tray tool?
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post #16 of 40
google
easycleaner

thats the best program EVER, i got 10 more fps and much better overall performance
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post #17 of 40
I'll recommend the x800GTO2 because it's proven to unlock all the 16 pipes,
with out any artifacts and even overclock a bit with all the pipes enabled.
It also costs somewhat lower then the average 7800GT.
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post #18 of 40
You probably don't need a BIOS update... ATI don't tend to release BIOS updates quite often... Use Everest to get your current BIOS version, and then I'll look up for a new BIOS for your card.
As for Optimized drivers, i recommend the NGO optimized drivers,
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEM OBER HERE:
http://www.guru3d.com
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post #19 of 40
Your 3dmark05 score I think is just fine that card isn't the best one right now but the new bios and drivers should fix that up.
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post #20 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Some_Idiot2
Don't throw your money away.
Doing so would be really stupid.
Stick with your card, the older ATI cards are only SM 2.0 which is bad.
Your card is SM 3.0, which is good.
You will only notice a 5-10 FPS difference between an x850 XTPE (the x8x0 series is SM2.0 only), and an x850 Pro will perform worse than the x1600.
Your card is fine, dont' waste your money on a new card yet. Wait at least 3 months, at least before you think about upgrading your card.
SM version doesn't has any effect on performance...
Tho openGL game will look quite nicer with this feature rather then with SM2.
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