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difference between 6950 and 6970

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so i want to no what the difference is between the :

radeon 6950 unlocked/flashed to a 6970

AND

a radeon 6970

THE PRICE IS NOT a concern, look @ my sig down low and specs on my system and tell me if i can have the card in my computer as well please?

any help is appreciated,
please help out (:
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post #2 of 7
The 6970 has 1x 8pin and 1x 6pin vs 2x 6pin so it gets more power (which theoretically means that you have more overclocking headroom). Also the RAM chips used on the 6970 are binned better. Other than that there is really no physical difference b/t the PCBs, that is if you are able to successfully unlock the 6950. I got lucky with my 6950 and was able to unlock it to full shaders and overclock it to max CCC on stock voltages.
Edited by Aznboy1993 - 4/25/11 at 8:57pm
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post #3 of 7
Actually the 6970 has an eight pin and a six pin... (the 6950 has 2 six pin connectors)

Also the ram used in the 6950 is a different part number than that of the 6970...

I have a 6950 and was unable to run stable at the 6970 BIOS... I was however able to unlock the additional shaders.
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post #4 of 7
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well

can i connect a 6970 into my computer?
im not sure i have a 8-pin, im positive i have a 6pin tho because
i have a ati radeon 5770 hd 1gb


and my psu is a LSP ULTRA 750watt ATX
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post #5 of 7
I'd personally say to get a bigger monitor before worrying about a GPU upgrade. Getting anything faster than a 5770 on a 17" (1440x900?) monitor would be overkill anyway.

Your PSU should be just fine. It's probably nothing great, but it should easily handle any single GPU setup you could want just fine.
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I'd personally say to get a bigger monitor before worrying about a GPU upgrade. Getting anything faster than a 5770 on a 17" (1440x900?) monitor would be overkill anyway.

Your PSU should be just fine. It's probably nothing great, but it should easily handle any single GPU setup you could want just fine.

so can i connect my the 6970 to my computer then?
cause its 8pin, what if i dont have that
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post #7 of 7
Why dont you open your case and look at the available cables from your psu?
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