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Unlocking pipelines on a PCI Express X850 Pro...

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 9, 2006 7:23:33 PM

I have a sapphire X850 pro, with 12 pipelines enabled, clock speeds normal.
This is the card:

It uses the R480 Core, and I know it has 4 pipes disabled becasue the X850 XT has the same core with 16 pipes.

Can I unlock these pipes? Is it even worth unlocking these pipes? Is there a big performance difference? I cant afford a new card right now and I don't want to put this one in too much of a risk...

Thanks, Zman...
August 9, 2006 7:27:52 PM

Get ATITool, open it up, hold shift and click on settings, and post what the fuses are. It'll look something like this:


Or something like that.
August 10, 2006 3:53:32 PM

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August 10, 2006 4:06:40 PM

Nah, you won't be able to do it. Just buy an aftermarket cooler and overclock the shit out of it.
August 10, 2006 11:03:40 PM

would you mind telling me why i cant? I know i cant but I just wanna know...
August 11, 2006 12:25:58 PM

Your fuses have to look like this:


All F's. Yours looked similar to mine, which is dielocked, so I'm assuming yours is probably dielocked as well. You can always try though, but there's risks involved, such as loosing control of your fan. I'd just keep it like it is, buy an aftermarket cooler for $20, and overclock it as much as you can. You should be able to get a nice overclock out of it.