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Hello guys,

I have the Sapphire HD 6950 flex 2g and I need help unlocking the shaders. I've done the modded.bin file but when I flash the bios and run gpu-z it still says 1408. I dont want to do the 6970 flash and not sure what else try.

I'm hoping someone has this card has been succesesfully able to unlock it.
Edited by revkrazy - 6/5/11 at 1:43pm
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If you end up not being able to.. who cares? the extra shaders give 1-3% performance gains. Overclocking the card itself will yield the same/more benefit.
    
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FLEX must be a revision 2 as it's a new model, therefore it is extreamly unlikely you will be able to unlock the card. I think they made the revision 2's with physically less shaders on the pcb
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Unlocking cards, backplates, and volterra vrms have gone the way of the dodo bird.
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^^ As above. When manufactures discovered people were doing this, they stopped making them for awhile and came up with a new card that cant be unlocked. FLEX is one of them. Just overclock instead, it should still OC well.

I was lucky and grabbed a revision 1 while I still could.
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Cool. Well then I wont waste any more time trying to figure that out.
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lol prob best not to mate. See what you can get on a OC instead smile.gif
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Why did you grab flex anyways? [just curious]

its only benefit over the other 6950s is that it supports 5 monitors on one card, but I can't see why anyone would run 5 monitors on a single 6950
    
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Why did you grab flex anyways? [just curious]

its only benefit over the other 6950s is that it supports 5 monitors on one card, but I can't see why anyone would run 5 monitors on a single 6950

I can't speak for the OP but Sapphire Flex cards are pretty good cards. Sapphire is a great company. Cooling is also pretty good and over clocking them will acheive higher clocks than reference cards. I'm sure the OP will be just as happy with equal performance over clocking as opposed to unlocking.
     
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I can't speak for the OP but Sapphire Flex cards are pretty good cards. Sapphire is a great company. Cooling is also pretty good and over clocking them will acheive higher clocks than reference cards. I'm sure the OP will be just as happy with equal performance over clocking as opposed to unlocking.

I know that, but I'm just curious because IIRC the flex edition uses the same vapor chamber cooling that the other sapphire cards use but just costs more.
    
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