I thought I saw a posting somewhere (probably not here) where it was possible to flash an x800 to an x800 platinum edition. I think the only difference between the two is 4 pipelines. Maybe some voltage differences too. Not sure. If thats the case, will flashing the bios open them up? Seems to be more worth it to buy the cheaper and make it the more expensive. I flashed my 9800 np to a pro pretty easily, with no problems whatsoever. If anyone has any instruction or where to find that bios, I might have to go get a x800 soon.
You can not open the 4 pipelines with a bios flash. You have to connect them.. and even then it isn't sure it will work.(most likely not) There are some X800 pro VIVO's that you CAN flash to a XT but even that is a gamble... but you'll have more luck with them,so it seems.
Crap, thats what I thought. Oh well. I saw a new one for $460 online. Still a lot but I think once doom 3 hits it'll be worth it.