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Poll Results: What did you do to your 6950?

 
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    OC'ed 6950
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    Unlocked 6950 Shaders
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    Full 6970 Unlock
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post #11 of 28
Unlocked Shaders Oc'd to 880/1250. If I touch the voltages it artifacts in 2D mode so I'm stuck there. Also memory doesn't OC well but it is fast anyways.

What is the ECC/bandwidth barrier? What does that mean?
Edited by noahhova - 4/29/11 at 9:06am
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post #12 of 28
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What is the ECC/bandwidth barrier? What does that mean?
Have you ever noticed that, with these cards, if you OC the memory up to 1400MHz, the performance stays the same, or in some cases goes down?

That's because the memory is producing more errors and the card is having to work harder to correct those errors, but at a certain point, the sheer bandwidth negates this effect, and you see more performance.
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post #13 of 28
Just wondering does HD 6950 SU OC better then HD 6950 FU in the Core?
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post #14 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Just wondering does HD 6950 SU OC better then HD 6950 FU in the Core?
The 6970 bios adds .07v so it will overclock better because of the added voltage. However how good it overclocks depends on the binning and quality of the card itself. Imo, Sapphires are not great apart from the initial release cards. The very first binned Sapphires were great clockers, but recent ones have been less than stellar. The current sweet cards imo are the MSI 2gb ref cards, almost guaranteed to full unlock and max 950/1450 off the bat.
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post #15 of 28
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whats all this talk about reference cards? what does that mean?
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whats all this talk about reference cards? what does that mean?
It's complicated, but basically AMD had an original design that they were about to release but last minute Texas Instruments, a key supplier fell short on supply and AMD changed their design using a different supplier. This design ended being referred to as the "REFERENCE" card. Now that TI has supply of the parts again, AMD has pushed the original design out to makers, this board is now referred to as the "REVISED" card. To make matter more difficult there are different revised cards for 6970 and 6950 cards, where the reference cards previously shared the same pcb.

Search my name and revised and you can follow the chain of differences.
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post #17 of 28
Unlocked shaders and overclocked

960/1375 @ 1.15 V

I modded my original GB bios, using RBE and afterburner to OC.

makes you wonder why anyone would 6970 flash.................

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/909...-unlocked.html
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post #18 of 28
@OP, if you had a fourth option, namely, "Unlocked Shaders & OCd", most of us would probably have voted for it.

I unlocked the shaders on mine with RBE, and left my clocks on 880/1375, on stock volts and stock air cooling. Don't see the need to OC further as no game chokes my card, except METRO, currently.

with a custom fan profile, my card is Kombustor stable for 30 minutes, OCCT Shader Complexity 8 stable for 30 minutes with zero errors at 720p and the maximum temps i hit were around 70 degrees, in a room with ambient temps of around 34 degrees.
    
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post #19 of 28
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@OP, if you had a fourth option, namely, "Unlocked Shaders & OCd", most of us would probably have voted for it.

I unlocked the shaders on mine with RBE, and left my clocks on 880/1375, on stock volts and stock air cooling. Don't see the need to OC further as no game chokes my card, except METRO, currently.

with a custom fan profile, my card is Kombustor stable for 30 minutes, OCCT Shader Complexity 8 stable for 30 minutes with zero errors at 720p and the maximum temps i hit were around 70 degrees, in a room with ambient temps of around 34 degrees.
i figured that most of the ppl that unlock will OC too, so you can assume that....in fact ill add it if i can

edit: cant, but think of it as OC included
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@OP, if you had a fourth option, namely, "Unlocked Shaders & OCd", most of us would probably have voted for it.

I unlocked the shaders on mine with RBE, and left my clocks on 880/1375, on stock volts and stock air cooling. Don't see the need to OC further as no game chokes my card, except METRO, currently.

with a custom fan profile, my card is Kombustor stable for 30 minutes, OCCT Shader Complexity 8 stable for 30 minutes with zero errors at 720p and the maximum temps i hit were around 70 degrees, in a room with ambient temps of around 34 degrees.
It's been a while and I've changed so much I forget what the stock voltage was. Do you know? Thanks.
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