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New Video Card Choices - Help Needed

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Arthalen, 24 May 2006.

  1. Arthalen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,029

    Location: Leeds, UK

    Started Playing fear on the below specs, and get decent performance out of 1024x768 with high details but no FSAA/AF and softshadows just destroys my video card, lol! My card is a vanilla 6600, not a GT variant and has sh***y RAM.

    So I'm tempted in one of three directions:

    1) 7600GT
    2) X1800 GTO

    or..

    3) X800 GTO and see if I can mod it to 16 pipes.

    How likely is it to get a card to flash/softmod to 16 pipes? Which manufacturers let there cards be flashed ?

    A local retailer has X800 GTO cards cheaper than the above two so I might go this direction if it can be done reliably. My max budget is going to be around the £140 mark....
     
  2. Arthalen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,029

    Location: Leeds, UK

    ** Bump ** c'mon, someone must have a good suggestion ;)
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    X800GTO2 & X800GTO16 are no longer sold here, so its a gamble if any of the other X800GTO cards will unlock, its possible, but a gmable.

    At the price i would get the PowerColor ATI Radeon X1800 GTO 256MB
     
  4. Arthalen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,029

    Location: Leeds, UK

    ** Bump ** Anyone else have any suggestions ?
     
  5. easyrider

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,676

    Location: Autonomy

    At the price i would get the 7600 GT and overclock it.