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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageG...th%20Eyefinity
its the nicest looking video card i have EVER seen, first of all its reference so its already nicer looking than non-ref carsd, second it has those red and black stripes on the top, and finally my FAVORITE feature of all it has a backplate on iT O_o.
but will it unlock?
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Yeah. It is a 2GB reference card.
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Yeah. It is a 2GB reference card.
i think i just melted, not only do i love you, i love the card, and i love life............
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post #4 of 15
Yep it should, AMD logo on the interface spells reference 2GB.
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Lol i just sold an exact same card like an hour ago , brand new in box too. Also yes, it's unlockable since it's a reference card. HIS RMA is very nice if you want to buy HIS. All reference cards have backplate i think.
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post #6 of 15
First and only review on newegg

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great card with 2gb gddr5, runs anything I can throw at it and has a dual bios switch! flashed to the 6970 no problem!
Enjoy my friend?
post #7 of 15
Yup, I got one of those last month and it unlocked no problem. I even managed to push a 920MHz core clock on stock voltage. A proper overclock is still in the works. I slapped my old MCW60-4870 on it with some sinks for the VRMs and was away to the races.
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Hi

Im thinking of buying a 6950 but the store I buy from does not sell reference models anymore. The MSI reference was $289 which is the cheapest I could find at any local store. Now I'm thinking of getting the MSI Twin Frozr 2 for is $309, about the same price as a reference model at any other store. As far as I am aware this isnt a reference model and doesnt have the dual bios. But I came across this bios (http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/9...48.110126.html) specifically for the Twin Frozr 2, which supposedly has the unlocked shaders. I was wondering if anyone has had any success with it?
post #9 of 15
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Hi

Im thinking of buying a 6950 but the store I buy from does not sell reference models anymore. The MSI reference was $289 which is the cheapest I could find at any local store. Now I'm thinking of getting the MSI Twin Frozr 2 for is $309, about the same price as a reference model at any other store. As far as I am aware this isnt a reference model and doesnt have the dual bios. But I came across this bios (http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/9...48.110126.html) specifically for the Twin Frozr 2, which supposedly has the unlocked shaders. I was wondering if anyone has had any success with it?
I wouldn't flash the non-ref card because once you brick it, it's a pain and pretty hard to re-flash it again since it doesn't have the bios switch to switch back to stock bios.
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post #10 of 15
Very nice card. It looks to be the same as the H695F2G2M which is well documented for unlocking and overclocking, just slightly overclocked from the factory. I just ordered a H695F2G2M myself to pair with my current XFX 6950 2gb since I wasn't happy with eyefinity performance with just one card.

As for the switch, sure, it makes the unlock easier and less risky, but really you don't need the unlock (or to try it even) since the performance gain is minimal without also overclocking. That being said, I unlocked and overclock my first card and am planning on unlocking and overclocking my new one as well, both to 6970 speeds.
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