Originally Posted by nbmjhk6
People keep bringing up unlocking so I'm going to say this. It is unsafe to unlock and there is a good chance it will kill your card. The safer bet is to just unlock the shaders which I have heard of people doing on the 1gb 6950.
People keep saying 'unlocking' because (in my case anyway) they are referring to purely unlocking the extra shaders by flashing a modified 6950 bios.
Also, very very few people have problems with flashing a full 6970 bios, and in flashing the 6970 bios, it appears you're able to achieve higher memory clocks to push past the ecc/bandwidth barrier.
I still would rather not flash the 6970 bios, though