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Graphics So I have this card(6800GT usefulness)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 500mph, 18 Dec 2008.

  1. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    And it says FX 3400 on the die.
    Thacrudd said it was a 6800GT. The output on it is bad, but the card is still fine. If I leave it in my computer in a spare x16 slot, can I use it as a rendering card?
    Or is there anything interesting i can do with it?
     
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  2. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I thought the FX 3400 was a quadro card? Which would mean its designed for rendering/CAD i think. No idea though if what you propose is possible.
     
  3. Bbq.of.DooM

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    maybe if you have another and sli it.
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Yes the FX 3400 is a Quadro card. I wouldnt be surprised if nVidia rebranded the 3400 to a 6800GT.

    Do I need to have the card with a monitor on it to use it as rendering? Or will my programs know to render with that card.
    I am a bit new to rendering, but I need to start to get ready for my Game Design courses in college.
     
  5. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Bump!


    Using my heat gun, I was able to reflow the solder and make the card work.
    It is, in fact, a 6800gt with 256mb GDDR3.

    I'm using it in my mod "Ghettocool" but I would still like to know if I can do anything useful with it.
     

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