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    X800GTO2 or X800GTO, which to keep?!

    I'd appreciate some help on dillema here! I need help choosing which card to keep, here's what I've got:

    Sapphire X800GTO2 - modded to 16pp and o/c to 500/600 - 3DMark05: 6200

    Connect3D X800GTO (card 1) - modded to 16pp and o/c to 570/570 - 3DMark05: 6520

    Connect3D X800GTO (card 2) - modded to 16pp and o/c to 580/555 - 3DMark05: 6590

    I seem to have got a real duffer of a GTO2 which is a shame. My instincts tell me to keep the card with the highest clocked core which would be the 2nd C3D GTO which also scored highest in 3DMark05, however the mem is lower than the GTO2 and first GTO. Is there any benefit in keepin the GTO2 with it's R480 core and 1.6ns mem even though it clocks lower and scores less? Which card would you keep?

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    what software have u used to overclock the gto2??? Go with the one that gives the best performance if the memory is supposed to be quicker and have a better core but is not perferfoming as such then its pointless keeping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zulander
    what software have u used to overclock the gto2??? Go with the one that gives the best performance if the memory is supposed to be quicker and have a better core but is not perferfoming as such then its pointless keeping it.
    I used the same version of ATI Tool (0.25 beta 8) to overclock all 3 cards - I've heard reports of others hitting a wall at core: 500 with the GTO2, it just seems to be the luck of the draw. The GTO2 was unlocked with Locutus12's iso over at OCuK, the GTO's were unlocked using the techpowerup bios' and method. So the R480 and 1.6ns memory is neither here nor there if it's not oc'ing or 3DMark-ing as well?

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    yeah its defo luck of the draw. Not sure what the rest of your specs are but anything over 6000 in 3d mark is good going. Try the cards in some real world situations and see wich one your happyist with thats the best way of deciding

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    why did you get 3 :O

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    keep the two gto`s and run em crossifre!!!
    or cant you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by |{££|"
    why did you get 3 :O
    I bought a GTO2, then a friend bough 2 x Connect3D hoping that one would unlock and he could send the other back. Turned out the both unlocked fine, but he then bought a 7800GTX on impulse and was going to sell the C3D's on ebay, I said throw them over here I'll see what they can do. I was so impressed, I'm going to keep one and the sell the other and the GTO2!

    Project, you can't run these two in Crossfire, as with Crossfire you need one card to be a "Crossfire master card" or something like that. They're actually sold as that, so there's obviously something special about 'em.

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