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I'm pulling the trigger on Wednesday and would like to know if there are any reference 6950's that are "reportedly" better at unlocking than others.

I have 2 asus references in mind but after doing a little research I've seen a few horror stories /bytesnails and just want to make sure I dont get duds...

thanks guys.....
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TFII from MSI.. most all I have seen unlocked successfully... meanwhile the TFIII's do NOT
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Either the SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB Reference design: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

Or the HIS H695FT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB reference design: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161359


Both are out of stock on Newegg, as you can imagine why.



Remember you need a 2GB memory 6950

Both of the cards I mentioned also have the BIOS backup flash back switch on them.
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TFII from MSI.. most all I have seen unlocked successfully... meanwhile the TFIII's do NOT
Product link for reference:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127562
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There you go

Basically every 6950 is able to unlock or be flashed.
It only depends on if the card has been laser cut or not to determine wheter or not it is unlockable.
And please not that since March 15th AMD has made claims that they will take precautionary measures to inhibit their customers from unlocking their products.
So be aware!
But I can tell you that a clean and healthy overclock is mostly far superior to the simple unlock or 6970 BIOS flash which both don´t deilver more than max 3-5 % performance
Also take into consideration that as soon as you flash the card you will have voided your warranty.
Additionally bare in mind that their are no long term studies about either the unlock or flash so the possibility of long term damage or unproper operation of the card can not be disqualified.

So be safe and think twice if you are willing to unlock
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Thank you guys and esspecially you kung pow! nice work!
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The ones with the AMD logo on the very bottom of the card, the part that goes into the mobo.
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Originally Posted by morphus1 View Post
Thank you guys and esspecially you kung pow! nice work!
If you are going for 2GB version I can personally recommend:
ref:Sapphire 6950 (best overclocking and packaging capabilities)
non ref: Twin Frorz III 6950 (best overclocking , cooling capabilities)



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My thread for testing MSI 6950 TFIII

*daily clocks for w/c'ing - 1020mhz core, 1380mhz mem - 38c idle, 46c load with 1.32v
This card will do just over 1000mhz core on the stock cooler with an OCP mod
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Thanks guys, I know all about the details I was just looking for well, exactly what kung pow posted. I wanted to know if some "reference" cards were better known for unlocking than others. Thanks guys consider this problem solved
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