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X800Pro or X800XT

By CMH
Jun 8, 2006
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  1. I'm thinking of getting another X800, but now I'm not sure which to go for.

    I've read reports that the X800Pro can be overclocked to XTPE without much of a problem, but my last experience with an X800XT was a pretty good one. However, you guys should have realised that there's a huge saving buying an X800Pro instead.

    Also, I'm talking about AGP. I can't justify the 7800GS, and I probably will buy a new comp in a year's time, or at least till this X800 goes totally obsolete.
  2. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,198

    Greenmachine is correct. The X800GTO is the replacement for the X800/X850 Pro line as it's a 12-pipeline card, just like the Pro's.

    The X800XT, of course, is the best out of the bunch as it has all 16-pipelines unlocked/certified with no-fuss/no-muss.

    Some people have been able to BIOS flash X800GTO's to the full 16-pipelines... not everyone, but some. It's not a sure-fire thing. It also requires overclocking the GPU as the BIOS's used to flash locked pipes run at higher GPU clocks.

    So, I'd narrow your choices down to:
    X800GTO (12-pipeline, product replacement for the X8xx Pro's)
    or
    X800XT (16-pipeline, full unlocked version)
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    I would take the X800XT. longer usable lifespan. modding a cheaper card to get a more expensive cards performance is great, when it works. when it doesnt you can end up with a expensive paperweight.
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'm gonna fit a huge cooler on it as well, and if I can get 550/550mhz on it, with 16 pipelines, I'd be happy with it.
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