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Remaking RADEON 9500 64MB into RADEON 9500 PRO by software!

Every day brings new details about remaking RADEON 9500 chips. However, todayís are jus outstanding: thereís a way to transform RADEON 9500 64MB into RADEON 9500 PRO 64MB by software! Thatís what Andrew Vorobyev, our video section editor, said:

"...Besides the hardware way of remaking RADEON 9500 128MB into RADEON 9700 by transistor re-soldering, discovered by our colleagues from Overclockers.ru, we, together with Alexey Nikolaychuk (aka Unwinder), the creator of RivaTuner , hoped to perform the same by software. Essentially, it was to find 4 missing rendering pipelines "hidden" by ATI, as R9500 has 4 and R9700 already 8 of them.

Alexey succeeded in finding the blockade and got through using RADEON 9500 64MB. As you know, this card has 128-but bus, so you canít make R9700 from it, only RADEON 9500 PRO 64MB. But weíve checked Soft9700 on RADEON 9500 128MB and, voila, we got a complete RADEON 9700.

So, we can state the 100% software pare-down of R300. This method of remaking will be available for everyone in the next version of RivaTuner..."


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