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Clay
06-13-05, 12:44 AM
Just for fun... :)

http://img293.echo.cx/img293/4210/gpu2fg.jpg

retsam
06-13-05, 12:47 AM
g80 !! :rolleyes:

$n][pErMan
06-13-05, 12:52 AM
This might be a strech .. but im going to say its made by Nvidia.....

Clay
06-13-05, 12:52 AM
g80 !! :rolleyes:*buzzer* :D

Clay
06-13-05, 12:53 AM
[pErMan']This might be a strech .. but im going to say its made by Nvidia.....You guys are no fun. :p

anzak
06-13-05, 01:03 AM
That my friend is an NV41 (new 6800), the same GPU used in your fancy new SLI cards. :P Too bad you can't unlock the pipes on those babies.

Now what did I win? :p

Abba Zabba
06-13-05, 01:10 AM
GeForce 5900

Clay
06-13-05, 01:16 AM
That my friend is an NV41 (new 6800), the same GPU used in your fancy new SLI cards. :P Too bad you can't unlock the pipes on those babies.

Now what did I win? :pCorrect! Unlocking, yes, I've been looking into that. I noticed that this NV41 (http://www.gamepc.com/images/labs/rev-msi6800pcie-chipSM.jpg) looks quite a bit different than mine. Granted, the one in that pic is of a 256MB card (http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=msi6800pcie&page=2) (it is without the HSI bridge chip as is mine of course) but the core should essentially be the same.

anzak
06-13-05, 01:22 AM
If I remember correctly, you cant unlock the 4 extra pipes because it doesn't have em. Nvidia created the NV41 as a 12 pipe chip to stop people from unlocking the 4 extra pipes. :(

Clay
06-13-05, 01:23 AM
If I remember correctly, you cant unlock the 4 extra pipes because it doesn't have em. Nvidia created the NV41 as a 12 pipe chip to stop people from unlocking the 4 extra pipes. :(I'd heard that too but when I saw the physical differences between mine and the one from the review last winter at gamepc.com I began to wonder a bit.

Clay
06-13-05, 01:40 AM
Here is a comparison of the two. The areas circled in red indicate connection differences and the yellow area indicates a new point altogether. Maybe it's nothing worth discussing but now that I'm looking at them closer I'm curious.

http://www.nvnews.net/temp/clay/compare.jpg

anzak
06-13-05, 01:53 AM
Well, there is only one way to find out... http://www.guru3d.com/rivatuner

Good luck. :D

Clay
06-13-05, 09:39 AM
Yeah that's next on my list to install on my minty fresh XP install. ;)

AthlonXP1800
06-13-05, 04:43 PM
I wonder what the difference with Revision Ax and Revision Bx where x is the number? I never seen cores with Revision B on it. :confused:

$n][pErMan
06-13-05, 05:35 PM
heh .. cool. Wonder what happens if you make the one chips connections look like the other :p

Clay
06-13-05, 05:50 PM
I wonder what the difference with Revision Ax and Revision Bx where x is the number? I never seen cores with Revision B on it. :confused:I haven't either...been trying to find out what difference (if any) there is.

j0j081
06-13-05, 06:27 PM
That my friend is an NV41 (new 6800), the same GPU used in your fancy new SLI cards. :P Too bad you can't unlock the pipes on those babies.

Now what did I win? :p
I don't understand. So what is the difference between that and my older 6800 gt?

anzak
06-13-05, 08:45 PM
I don't understand. So what is the difference between that and my older 6800 gt?

Not GT's. GT's use a full 16 pipes. Im talking about the old 6800's (non gt or ultra) which used NV40 chips. People were unlocking the 4 extra piplines and getting near GT performance.

Clay
06-13-05, 10:29 PM
I wonder what the difference with Revision Ax and Revision Bx where x is the number? I never seen cores with Revision B on it. :confused:I wonder if it is an indicator of the NV42 (110nm) which is what this chip is actually and not the NV41 (130nm).

http://img271.echo.cx/img271/711/nv424ec.jpg

anzak
06-14-05, 12:06 AM
Weird. Dunno what else to say.

Google just told me that its native PCIe so no bridge chip in it. The 0.11 process also explains why its such a great overclocker.

Clay
06-14-05, 12:14 AM
Weird. Dunno what else to say.

Google just told me that its native PCIe so no bridge chip in it. The 0.11 process also explains why its such a great overclocker.Yeah I don't think there's anything left to say/find out really. It's clearly an NV42. :)

DSC
06-14-05, 02:12 AM
Oh wow, it is a TSMC 0.11 micron NV42..... :D

Clay, overclock it to Geforce 6800 Go Ultra speeds! 450MHz core..... :angel:

Clay
06-14-05, 07:27 AM
Oh wow, it is a TSMC 0.11 micron NV42..... :D

Clay, overclock it to Geforce 6800 Go Ultra speeds! 450MHz core..... :angel:Already have. ;) It is somewhat stable at 450/850 but 440/840 seems to be the sweet spot for now as it will run both 3DMark03 and 05 at those speeds. I've not tested with games much yet but will be soon. Still testing...