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Selling my X800GT for a X800GTO2

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Currently my powercolor X800GT is selling at 210$ canadian at my local store. They are selling the sapphire x800GTO 2 for the same price. They are also selling a sapphire X800GTO 16 pipelines for 250$.

Since my X800GT can't unlock any pipelines, the only thing good about it is that it can overclock to 580/580.

If I can get a reasonnable price for my X800GT, would it be worth the upgrade to then X800GT02 ?

If the GTO2's are still fully unlockable .. I think it's a better choice then the GTO 16 pipelines, since it's Core and Mem speeds are higher.
If I could unlock it to 16 pipelines and overclocked it, I bet it can out perform the GTO 16 overclocked. So I believe (tell me if I'm wrong) that the GTO2 is better since I would get a better result for 40$ canadian less.

Am I right ?

Right now what I'm hopping is that I can return my powercolor X800GT for LM63 defect and maybe convince the guy to give me an X800GTO2 instead .

But, if let's say I can sell my current card at ~120$, is it worth it to pay 90$ for an upgrade to an unlockable GTO2 ?
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post #2 of 6
Well an unlocked X800 GTO2 with a core OCed to 520mhz and memory OCed to 540mhz, would give you X850 XT performance, probably about double that of your nicely overclocked X800 GT, especially at higher resolutions and AA AF levels.
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im not sure about double. dont spend too much on the upgrade, it will only be a few frames and no new technology.
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Thats what I'm wondering...

Should I just wait and buy an X1800 when prices drop...

Anyways, I'll see what I can do with that LM63 problem. If I'm lucky I could get the GTO2 for free or maybe a few bucks of difference ^^.
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I never said if its worth it or not, myself I probably wouldn't since your current performance is probably good enough for games at 1024x768, but a 16pipelined and overclocked X800 GTO2 (even past X850 XT speeds) will be about double the performance of an 8 pipelined OCed X800 GT, especially at higher resolutions.
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Cool, so if I can do this cheaply, I will.
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