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post #31 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by hirolla888;13499382 
Source/Proof?

just check it yourself lol?


The Twin Frozr III has a Dual BIOS only with silent7performance mode.
Just think, why would the include a 6950 BIOS additionally when it is only about the fan setting?
00:37
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-XNoKV-jc4[/ame]
If you flash and something goes wrong you won´t be able to switch back because there is no backup BIOS just fan profiles.
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post #32 of 73
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow;13499420 
just check it yourself lol?


The Twin Frozr III has a Dual BIOS only with silent7performance mode.
Just think, why would the include a 6950 BIOS additionally when it is only about the fan setting?
00:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-XNoKV-jc4
If you flash and something goes wrong you won´t be able to switch back because there is no backup BIOS just fan profiles.

1. I can't understand German

2. Even if I did, I wouldn't take a sales person's word for ANYTHING

3. I'v looked around and there's nothing to suggest that the switch is ONLY a fan profile switch

4. In the manual of the card, the switch is referred to as a BIOS switch

5. OP has clearly proven that there are 2 different BIOS on the card! (nothing stopping you from running your own test and proving us wrong, in fact I would encourage you to)


ANYONE on this forum that has this card and can resolve this issue once and for all it would be much appreciated smile.gif
post #33 of 73
The Dual BIOS of the TWFIII is for the controll of the fans only.
Go write MSI an e-mail if you don´t believe me but it is fact.
That means if you flash one to unlock their won´t be any chance to flash back only to manually reflash or use another card to do it.

And the reason why some people who have managed to unlock the TWFIII but are not able to see it neither in GPU-Z nor in the BIOS but only in performance isn´t because GPUZ isn´t yet able to recognize it rather than that it isn´t fully unlocked I believe.
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post #34 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow;13500018 
The Dual BIOS of the TWFIII is for the controll of the fans only.
Go write MSI an e-mail if you don´t believe me but it is fact.
That means if you flash one to unlock their won´t be any chance to flash back only to manually reflash or use another card to do it.

And the reason why some people who have managed to unlock the TWFIII but are not able to see it neither in GPU-Z nor in the BIOS but only in performance isn´t because GPUZ isn´t yet able to recognize it rather than that it isn´t fully unlocked I believe.

He dude, hows the 6950's Xfire performance doing for you? I pm'd you but you never replied.
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post #35 of 73
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si;13500037 
He dude, hows the 6950's Xfire performance doing for you? I pm'd you but you never replied.

I don´t have it yet I am at the dawn of buying it but am still gathering information before I make my move:)
I am pretty sure I replied you asked me wheter to get 6970 or 5870 CF:)


Right now I am struggling between ASUS 6950 DirectCU vs. MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III

DirectCU:+ great overclocking,great voltage controller and great cooling
- Triple Slot Card, guaranteed inunlockability,no BIOS switch

TWF III: +great overclocking,beautiful voltage controller and better cooling
- unclear capability of the BIOS switch

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOSeTEv76UY[/ame]
This makes it even harder to decide.
The Asus DirectCU by itself is so close to the 580 some times lol?
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post #36 of 73
Ok I have consulted with MSI tech support.
They told me that the 6950 Twin Frozr III contains 2 BIOS with fan profiles.
That means BIOS 1 and BIOS 2 have two actual 6950 BIOS with different fan settings installed.
You were right guys , sorry!smile.gif


But here come the bad news:The newer badge which is almost to 80% in market circulation is laser cut.

So the probability of unlocking the cards is 20% or less.
Since unlockability is negated I will probably go for the ASUS 6950 DirectCU because it is the better overclocker:)
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post #37 of 73
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow;13500591 
Ok I have consulted with MSI tech support.
They told me that the 6950 Twin Frozr III contains 2 BIOS with fan profiles.
That means BIOS 1 and BIOS 2 have two actual 6950 BIOS with different fan settings installed.
You were right guys , sorry!smile.gif


But here come the bad news:The newer badge which is almost to 80% in market circulation is laser cut.

So the probability of unlocking the cards is 20% or less.
Since unlockability is negated I will probably go for the ASUS 6950 DirectCU because it is the better overclocker:)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirma;13499380 
WE UNDERSTARD IT !
The 2nd bios it's not realy bios. its only contain fan profile and you want to flash it to real BIOS, right ??

but it's weird..
who told you that ?

I'm still think that the TF III contain two different bios, this is my opinion ! (Don't try to kill me please :])

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III OC/PE Owners !!
Confirmed, the card have DUAL-BIOS and BIOS SWITCH !!!
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Yeah but almost no Twin Frozr will unlock anyway so the Dual BIOS doesn´t have much purpose anyway^^
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post #39 of 73
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow;13502035 
Yeah but almost no Twin Frozr will unlock anyway so the Dual BIOS doesn´t have much purpose anyway^^

Unlocking the shader + OC its the same :]
no need full unlock
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post #40 of 73
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Originally Posted by Kirma;13502282 
Unlocking the shader + OC its the same :]
no need full unlock

full flash or unlock it does not matter nothing will be possible with the Twin Frozr III because all the new badges have been laser cut.
And they are to 80% already in market circulation.

As said by the MSI tech.
Still the TWFIII is the best overclocker among all the 6950´s so it can be compensated.
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