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Originally Posted by the.FBI View Post
Alright, I just read the powerpoint guide made by MSI apparently on how to unlock the card's shaders and overclocking potential so I guess I'll just do that. Do I just need to put the new BIOS, the backup BIOS and the atiflash tool onto a usb stick and boot from that?
Yep, as long as your USB stick is bootable.

Just don't get your hopes up. I got my TF3 a couple weeks ago, and apparently I got one of the new ones that don't have the extra shaders.

Only good thing that comes from unlocking it is that you can OC the card more than the 900core and 1325 memory max that comes on it stock.

Said it before too, but I could not OC my card at all. Will test again when I get a new PSU.
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post #62 of 73
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1. No.

2. No, unlock shaders and then OC to 6970 speeds.

3. No idea.


His choice; his problem. And is this supposed to be a serious post? 6950 CF demolishes a GTX 580.
1. THE CARD HAVE DUAL BIOS !!!!!!
we already confirmed that !
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post #63 of 73
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Not sure I understand this layout. Was the 6950 at 1688 points stock bios or the shader unlock? If it is the shader unlock then what is your stock benchmark?
to make things more clear:
6950 stock: 1688
6950 stock +20%: 2142
6950 + shader unlock: 2314
6950 + shader unlock +20%: 2314 (???)
6950 + shader unlock +20% @ 900/1400/stock voltage:2445
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post #64 of 73
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Alright I should be getting 2 of these cards either friday or monday so I was hoping some people could help me out here, I didn't read the whole thread but I know that OP was having issues unlocking. So my questions.

1. Is there a backup BIOS for a fail safe on these cards?

2. Should I attempt to fully unlock my cards?

3. What is this +20% MSI performance unlock?

Thanks.
3: AMD Vision Engine Control Center/Power Control settings: +20%


on a side note- any OC over 900 results in artifacts
Edited by kalawera - 6/9/11 at 2:02pm
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so just to specify:
the OC with the unlock tool was a success... yes?
not the actual shaders. right?
unlocked only shaders with the "official" MSI BIOS from here
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posting in this thread because i just ordered this card!
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posting in this thread because i just ordered this card!
Hope you fare better than me!

Let us know what you can do with the card
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unlocked only shaders with the "official" MSI BIOS from here
do you have a GPUz yet showing the unlocked shaders?
    
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post #69 of 73
I'm pretty sure I'll get a TF III for my main card in CF

What happens if 1 is shader unlocked only, and the other isn't, and they are set to the same speed

Is there any advantage then?


Also, someone said that the TFIII has lower RAM timing, is that true, and I guess in CF that wouldn't help either would it
Edited by Mit Namso - 6/9/11 at 9:16pm
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I'm pretty sure I'll get a TF III for my main card in CF

What happens if 1 is shader unlocked only, and the other isn't, and they are set to the same speed

Is there any advantage then?


Also, someone said that the TFIII has lower RAM timing, is that true, and I guess in CF that wouldn't help either would it
look at my posts to see the gains with shader unlock only, on a side note not all software reports the correct shaders- gpu-z 0.5.3 reports 1536. Kombustor 2.0.0- 1408, gpu-z also reports constant voltage of 1.200 (set in AB at 1.154)
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