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so i was wondering....how do you do that thing where you enable the extra pipes on a 6800? i think i found the option in rivatuner but i dotn want to mess with it until someone confirms it.
 

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You'll need to check enabled masked units. And if yours is anything like mine. The pipes/vertex units should be labeled and have "Disabled" by them until you enabled them. Thats essentially where you turn them on.

First thing to check for is artifacts. I'm almost 100% sure your vertex unit will work. The 4 pixel units have a chance of failing. Like 50/50. My old 6800NU before she died modded fine into 16x1/6VP
 

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hushypushy said:

Its a gaurentee on enabling them. The success rate actually dependent on whether the pipelines actually "work". So you need to run 3dmark03. 3dmark05. And look for artifacts. Doom 3 is also a good test since it uses two sided stencils.
 

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well before i posted that i ran 3dmark03 all the way, no problems. i will run 05, play some Doom3, HL2, CS:S, all that usual crap i do...
 

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Good deal. Good luck with that. If you can get it to 16 pipes. It'll be like a Geforce 6800GT, LE, Still be about 15% slower. But no where neat the difference between a GT/NU.
 

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from chrisray's engrish, i have assumed that it will be like if a 6800GT and a 6800 had sex and they made a kid. kind of like breeding chocobos in FF7.
 

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It will be slower. It wont have the bandwith of a 6800GT, Nor will it have the increased framebuffer size (128 Verses 256)) So when exceeding its framebuffer it will still fall down at higher resolutions with anti aliasing enabled. But it will have similar shader/geometry/fillrate capabilities of a 6800GT.
 

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Never knew videocards could have children :p

Hey hushy, if you can, mind telling (or showing) us the difference in fps in games etc ... :D
 

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Razor Blade said:
Never knew videocards could have children :p

Hey hushy, if you can, mind telling (or showing) us the difference in fps in games etc ... :D
unfortunately, i can't really do much of that. i didnt bench the 6800 (dont care for such things) at first, and i dont want to disable em and reenable em for some tests.

my 3dmark03 score was 7575. keep in mind that both of my 3dmark scores were done while running other crap, i guess they could be higher ;)

so far, it seems like the difference is minor, but it is a difference. i havent played HL2 yet, but i will and i'll report back if i feel a performance change. but really, at 1024x768 4xAA 8xAF does it really matter if you are getting 60 rather than 50 fps? not for me :p
 
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