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If you're genuinely concerned with the different timings on the memory, you can just do a shader unlock which is a modification of your BIOS that simply enables the disabled cores.

The claims of unaffected memory haven't materialized and no reputable source has put any information out there. It's all speculation.

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Originally Posted by Darksoul844 View Post
you can't compare 2 diff brands since this its not ref card.

and look
" * N/A
* 2/10/2011 11:34:28 AM
* Tech Level: Somewhat High4/5
* Ownership: 1 day to 1 week2/5
* Verified Owner


5 out of 5 eggsRating: 5/5Bought two.... No real problems here!!!

Pros: Great cards I bought them to replace my 6870's. All I can say is that Yes it is an upgrade.... and Yes it is noticeable!!!
Great warranty. Great Looking cards. Still has the BIOS Switch on it."

I'm referring to the picture that you posted. Not the actual card, not the reviews - the picture.
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post #22 of 31
okay here i circles where its at. and i found another XFX 6950 with out a switch
Pic 1 vs Pic 2 you can clearly see that switch there disappear


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post #23 of 31
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soooo idk now people say u can and cant. decisions.
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soooo idk now people say u can and cant. decisions.
Most likely you CAN'T since version A.2 came out. Most likely you will get that and those you won't be unable to unlock.
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post #25 of 31
You can't know for sure regardless of what card you buy.

Thanks for the clarification DarkSoul . That's some ninja switchage right there.
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post #27 of 31
The 6950 2Gb. is unlockable.

The only 2Gb. card which cannot be unlocked is the new revision cards. Especially from XFX.

If you do not have a BIOS switch, you can look around here to see if you can find the script to use for unlocking - or maybe using the guide.


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post #28 of 31
Actually some of the 1GB versions are unlockable. But to do this You must have a Dual BIOS Switch or... just luck :/. It isn't work with every card, but it'll work with more of them, even if it's 1GB version.

BTW: Spend another 20 bucks and get ref card with 2GB of memory. I'll gonna cut my arm of if it will not work
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post #29 of 31
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alright sounds good. thanks brahs.
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post #30 of 31
So, in the list of unlock compatible cards you listed the HIS 6950 Turbo edition that is clocked to 840 instead of 800. Can anyone confirm that it is unlockable, because it is actually somewhat cheaper on a lot of sites and that seems odd.
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