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just got a 6950 TFIII off of newegg...

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Edit: newegg cancelled the order

and was wondering, what is the chance of unlocking it? I mean, i would be fine just running my two cards as 6950s, but i heard the TFIII unlocks as well.

Also, i know crossfire scaling is good, but how good? This is my first time going dual GPU so i have no experience in this area.

Also, yes, I know they have different heatsinks and will look bad together, but... I dont care! $187 + tax on an open box 6950 was too good to pass up!!

Thanks all!
Edited by pangolinman - 8/4/11 at 5:24pm
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A few of them unlock, seeing as it has a switch you can't really go wrong by at least trying to unlock it - CF scaling is typically 80%+ on games that support multi gpu.
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Your chances will be very very slim. You can always try though.
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I read this article from MSI saying the TFIII unlocks, but that you have to use their own custom BIOS. If i did unlock it, would this still crossfire with my visiontek 6950 with a sapphire BIOS without issues?
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages...locking,1.html
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Yes if you unlock it, it will still CF with your other 6950. Even if you don't unlock it will still work fine.
    
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You can capably crossfire and 6900 series gpu with another. I've found typical scaling to be at least 80%; in more titles than less, scaling is in the 90% range in dual mode. Faster CPU clocks can improve this substantially.
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