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|22nd August 2005, 16:58||#1|
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X800GT BIOS Update Boosts 7% Performance
Powercolor appears to be making its mark with the X800GT, ATIís answer to NVIDIAís 6600GT. Since Powercolor is one of the first few board partners to actually have a X800GT in the market, itís getting all the attention it possibly could. With that said, Powercolor does have a strategy behind promoting its X800GT offering. Unlike other board partners that went with ATIís R423 chips in order to save cost, Powercolor went with the R480, making the card highly overclockable and a solid performer at stock speeds. Powercolor earlier pointed out that almost all of its X800GT cards can overclock to X850 speeds with decent cooling.
To take it a step further, the company released a new BIOS that improves stock performance of the card by seven percent, possibly making it the fastest X800GT in the market currently (and even in the future). However, there appears to be a glitch with 40 of the X800GT cards. A recent report confirmed that 40 X800GTs canít be upgraded to the new BIOS. If users do try to upgrade to the newly published BIOS, they risk damaging their cards.
Unfortunately, thereís no way to identify which 40 X800GT cards canít be upgraded. Therefore, if youíve recently purchased a X800GT from Powercolor, we suggest you hold on to the BIOS upgrade until Powercolor can definitely point out the "defective" X800GTs in their lineup.
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