Originally Posted by xBruce88x
not to mention it does have the northbridge on chip.
not sure how good an idea it would be to unlock the gpu cores... with 320-400 of them the chances of some not working are pretty high. may not be very useful unless the program that unlocks them can pick out the good cores, if the thing hasn't been neutered with a laser.
1. There's no such thing as a northbridge any more, AMD integrated the memory controller ages ago and what was left was a simple PCI Express controller which is now inside the chip package as well.
2. It doesn't work like that, go read a couple of graphics card reviews here and you might get a better idea how it works. For one, they're hardly "gpu cores" that's a BS marketing term and on top of that, as they're enabled in clusters of a predetermined amount based on the GPU design, in this case 80 at a time, you're looking at 4-5 clusters which means that it would have to be possible to enable and disable the clusters individually rather than each of the shaders.