Unlocking 7900GS

gOJDO

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I have Inno3D 7900GS(G71 A2) 256MB DDR3. I was trying to unlock the 4 pp and 1 vp using RivaTuner, but didn't succeed.
Does anybody knows if this is possible on my card and how?
 

openchut82

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I have an nVidia 7900GS and used RivaTuner to unlock 4 pipes and forget how many pixels. So it does work on mine. I do not get any artifacts either. Also overclocked memory and core about 60 mhz each. Works just fine.
 

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Correct: There are no pipelines to unlock. There are a few exceptions, as some 7900GS cards contain softmodded 7900GT cores, but most 7900GSes simply 7900GS cores. The 'extra' pipelines on true 7900GS are lazer-cut by NVIDIA to prevent software from unlocking them.
 

gOJDO

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Yes there are 1 pixel unit(4 pixel shaders) and 1 vertex unit (1 vertex shader) to unlock. The chip is same as GT, but the card has 20 pp and 7vp instead of 24pp and 8vp. In RivaTuner the PU and the VU are shown as available, but disabled:


There are people who unlocked a BFG 7900GS to 7900GT with the same core as mine.
 

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So are you saying that my 7900GS is not a true 7900GS because I did unlock the extra pipes? It is a Geforce nVidia 7900GS.
 

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I have an nVidia 7900GS and used RivaTuner to unlock 4 pipes and forget how many pixels. So it does work on mine. I do not get any artifacts either. Also overclocked memory and core about 60 mhz each. Works just fine.
What brand is your 7900GS?
 

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Speaking of 7900GS..I have trouble making my card get 60 fps in CS:S for some reason... I have the BFG 7900GS OC 256MB one and I get 100 fps constant in CS but not in Source. Updated my driver to the latest one. I get like around 20-30 fps in CS:S and I should get better fps than that.
Can someone explain?

Comp Specs: Intel Dual Core 2.66GHz 805 Socket 775, 1.5GB DDR-3200, 80GB+250GB, BFG 7900GS OC 256MB.
 

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