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I have the ASUS one, although I bought it in January so don't know if it is still about, but just letting you know in case you come across one for sale
post #12 of 20
This reminds me of the days when the Phenom II 555 used to unlock to a B55 quad core. IMO, it's not worth the gamble. Just buy a used one that confirms unlocked, or get a 6970. I just went with a 6950 Twin Frozr III since cooling and noise were more important to me.
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The unlocking of extra cores in the case of cpu's and shaders in the case of the 6950 should be seen as a bonus not a feature imo.
    
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The unlocking of extra cores in the case of cpu's and shaders in the case of the 6950 should be seen as a bonus not a feature imo.
true...
this is the way I look at it.. .and the 6950s are still beasts of cards.
    
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The unlocking of extra cores in the case of cpu's and shaders in the case of the 6950 should be seen as a bonus not a feature imo.


That's why I am asking which cards can be unlocked, because I view it as a feature for the cards it does work for. I'd rather buy a card that is unlockable than one that is not, that is all.
post #16 of 20
Shader unlock is only guaranteed on 98% of reference AMD Radeon 6950's

Here's a list of some 6950's from Techpower up
    
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here are two currently at newegg that are both reference (hence the cooler design and visable bios switch in the photos) and can be unlocked (read the reviews). now whether or not MSI or VisionTek changed their boards somehow or removed the bios switch is unknown... although if the part number has not changed from what is on the manufacturer site, I think you will be safe as the hardware has not physically been altered.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129171
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^^Visiontek doesn't make revision 1 reference boards anymore. Don't be surprised if they are the twin fan cards. Also, MSI has already moved to revised cards on their 6970 and it will be anyday now on the 6950s. I wonder though because the MSI 6950s from Amazon disappeared and have not been restocked in 1 month. Newegg just got some stock, though they always get stock first, before Amazon... I wonder if it is new old stock or, shudders new revised cards.
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It's ok, someone sent me instructions on how to unlock the Sapphire 6950 1GB from another forum. If it works, I'll post it here, along with a few loling smilies to laugh at you all who said it couldn't be done. If it doesn't, I'll eat my virtual hat.
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