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X800 GTO² to X850 XT BIOS Mod

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  1. W1zzard

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    Nice...could the card just be flashed with a X850 XT PE bios and truned into a X850? Or is a whole different PCB and all?

    -Dan
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    Awesome find! That must be one of the coolest BIOS flashes ever!
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    Can't find it anywhere. If I could buy this in AGP for that price I would. Do you think it's possible? I'm looking at a 6800 ultra, but if this is in that price range ($200) then I'll just go with the GTO.
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    What cooling was on that thing for your runs? Don't tell me it was like the tiny one that comes on a pro. :eek:
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    the gto² will shortly appear at resellers it uses the x850 pro heatsink .. the big one, but one slot
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    Does this same type of mod apply to the x800gt? it has the same core but only 8 pipelines activated. if so that would be totally awesome!!!!!! :D
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    Bit more research done and I have found that the Powercolour X800 GT contains the r480 core and overclocks very nicely!!! Perhaps a bios update could get this working with all 16 lovely pipelines!!!
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    it does not work on the gt as far as i know
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    Hexus.net is reporting that the GTO2 is a 16 pipe card at stock settings:

    "Other news we are hearing is that ATI love their GT brand so much there will be the GTO and GTO2 launched very soon. Essentially the GTO is a 12 pipeline GT, and GTO2 is X800XL (16 pipeline GT). They have decided that the XL and 850s will be gone for good. So the new lineup will be X800GT, GTO, GTO2, and their new VPUs."

    See here: http://www.hexus.net/content/beanz/beanz.php?dXJsX3Jldmlld19JRD0xNTY4

    Is the wrong, or should this article indicate use of a GTO (not 2)?

    If it is the standard GTO this mod applies to, is this the product?:
    http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/products/graphics_specifications.php?gpid=119

    The clocks and pipeline #s match the card in this article.
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    Sounds interesting that does. This could change things when the GTO2 is released. There may be the possibility of using that BIOS to unlock the remaining pipes on the GT card.
    Don't you all just love the naming systems. Gets more confusing all the time. :confused:
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    hexus is wrong all GTO products are 12p

    the GTO and the GTO² are different products. As far as I know, the GTO can not be modded.
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    "hexus is wrong all GTO products are 12p"

    They say, the GTO ist a 12 pipeline version of the GT and they say that the GTO2 is 16 pipelines anyway.
    btw, I have problems finding a Sapphire GTO2 card too. On Sapphiretech I can only find a X800 GTO and a X800 GTO Ultimate...
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    Reckon most of these GTO thingy's arent in the market yet. Give the companies some time to get the stock in and then we shall see whats called what and what it does. I hate all these fancy numbers. why don't manufacturers just use the core number and the frequencies. that way we all know what we are getting!!
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    the gto² is 12 pipelines .. believe word of mouth (hexus) or a person who actually used as card? anyway, next week we should see more gto² reviews from other sites
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    Understood that X800GT's aren't softlocked, however the X800RX (Club 3D's version of the X800GT with a guaranteed R480 core) is, apparently. In this case, given that the X800RX is essentially a GTO with 8 pipleines and 2.0ns memory, will the modified GTO bios work with the X800RX?
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    Happy to hear that... but when will we see the cards themselves? I have looked all over the web shops in Germany and I can't find it :(
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    i would bet this month
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    For the regular GT here is a tidbit.
    from digilife http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/video/x800-3.html
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    man I just bought a 6600GT, looks like I'm gonna have to return it and get me one of these

    I don't even know why I got an nvidia card, I miss my radeons.
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