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Which do you prefer,

x800 GTO 1(or2)
or X1600pro ,

People keep talking about the GTO and GTO 2 x800
but the x1600pro seems to have the same amount of pipes (12) and
a much higher clock speed and memory speed. Prices are similar
So i'm stuck on which to choose , please indulge

By the way , I've checked like 15 different X1600pro cards but neither seem
to support a memory bus of 256mb, only 128 ... why would this be ?

thank
 

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Originally Posted by honsbeek

Which do you prefer,

x800 GTO 1(or2)
or X1600pro ,

People keep talking about the GTO and GTO 2 x800
but the x1600pro seems to have the same amount of pipes (12) and
a much higher clock speed and memory speed. Prices are similar
So i'm stuck on which to choose , please indulge

By the way , I've checked like 15 different X1600pro cards but neither seem
to support a memory bus of 256mb, only 128 ... why would this be ?

thank

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The GTO2's unlock to 16 pipes to a full X850 xtpe
 

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Originally Posted by Peroxide

Well, it unlocks to 16 pipes, but not "into" an x850XT PE, although you can usually overclock to the speeds of one with a stock cooler.

you can flash it "into" X850XTPE, it will perform like it but without VIVO
 

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I thought flashing it with other bios was dangerous and you should just use the modified x800 GTO2 bios someone created.

nah, you can use the x850xtpe bios, thats what i did for mine and it works flawlessly (it run faster than the overclocked gto2)
 

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I thought the GTO2's already come with 16 pipes as a standard, so are they locked when the card is purchased?
How about the GTO 1 cards , they are still better you think ?
 

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I thought the GTO2's already come with 16 pipes as a standard, so are they locked when the card is purchased?
How about the GTO 1 cards , they are still better you think ?

Connect3D (I think) started releasing x800 GTO2 with 16 pipes since everyone was flashing the 12 pipe ones. Sapphire still releases 12 pipes as far as I know.

Not sure about the GTO thing though.
 

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Ok i see what you mean now. I have seen the newer GTO2's with 16 pipes as a standard for about 250 USD , can X1600pro be flashed to unloack more pipes?
 

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or can GTO 1's be flashed to unlock 16 pipes , or only the GTO's ???
Thanks for your super quick feedback by the way !!! (^_^)
 

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I'm put of I think by the X1600pro having such a high memory speed and core speed is also higher that any GTO , why would that be?
 

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Connect3D (I think) started releasing x800 GTO2 with 16 pipes since everyone was flashing the 12 pipe ones. Sapphire still releases 12 pipes as far as I know.

Not sure about the GTO thing though.

Sapphire releases 16 pipes now, eventhough most website will post 12 pipes, when you get the card, it will be 16. How do i know? I bought 3 of them already
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SM 3.0 is Shader Model 3.0, which you need for DX9.0c . It makes games run nicer, and will become a standard sometime in the near future.

The GTO1 can be flashed to a x800xl or a x850xt depending on which core you get, r430 and r480 respectively. The r480 will be able to overclock the core speed alot further.

Just a side note, my x800gt is currently running a modded x850xtpe bios with speeds of 535/560 from 475/490, and stock cooling. No pipes unlocked though, still at 8/6.
 

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SM 3.0 is Shader Model 3.0, which you need for DX9.0c . It makes games run nicer, and will become a standard sometime in the near future.

The GTO1 can be flashed to a x800xl or a x850xt depending on which core you get, r430 and r480 respectively. The r480 will be able to overclock the core speed alot further.

Just a side note, my x800gt is currently running a modded x850xtpe bios with speeds of 535/560 from 475/490, and stock cooling. No pipes unlocked though, still at 8/6.

By R480 you mean the core clock , or structure of something
 
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