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I'm trying to make up my mind about 570 SLI or 6950 CFX (with unlocking in mind).

I can get 2 GALAXY 57NKH3HS4GXK GeForce GTX 570 for $438.53 shipped.

or I can get 2 MSI R6950 TWIN FROZR II/OC for $461.93 shipped. I read that most 2gb models unlock.

Other suggestions are welcome.
Edited by Zensou - 5/22/11 at 5:27pm
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Keep in mind only reference 2GB can unlock; since you've decided to unlock, HD6950 is the better deal. Unlocked+OC'd will compete with the 570s for less the price.
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Originally Posted by Jcyle View Post
Keep in mind only reference 2GB can unlock; since you've decided to unlock, HD6950 is the better deal. Unlocked+OC'd will compete with the 570s for less the price.
I was told that the whole "only reference 2GB unlock" is bull****. That it all depends on whether the PCB was diamond cut or not. Also, I've seen some people unlock 1GB vers. Is the TF2 2GB 6950 unlockable?
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I haven't heard of any 1GB versions being unlocked. Also, he already said he can get the 570's for less than the 6950's. Out of the box the 570's are certainly superior but if you count unknown factors (such as if you can even unlock the 6950's, how much of an OC you can get, etc) then the 6950's get closer....
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Ahh damn it, sorry mate, I've mis~read your GTX570 price tag. Yes, the GTX570 is the better deal here, plug and play.
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Twin FrozR III 570.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MSI-_-14127582


Edited by amstech - 5/22/11 at 6:23pm
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
That thing isn't remotely in his price range. He's looking for two cards, not one.

BTW OP, you'll be very lucky if your non-ref 6950s unlock. If they weren't manufactured before the middle of March, I would send them back before you open them if you are absolutely set on doing the unlock.
    
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lots of folks have had great success unlocking the TFII's.. it has just been recently with the release of the TFIII's that the success rates have come down a lot.

*regardless of the unlock.. the TF series OC's way beyond that of any reference card, stock cooled or on water. The whole TF series has extra power phases which are mandatory when you are thinking of OC'ing +1400SP's

Im running 1070mhz core on water for gaming..1410mhz mem on my MSI TFIII - w/c'd
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