Just checked out a kitguru page. These come with 6970 bios pre-flashed on the card if you flip the bios switch. They (kitguru) flipped the switch to the pre-flashed bios and it showed up with the full 1536 shaders. If it's cheaper than their 6970 which looks the same, then it's a really good buy.
That was from Tweaktown's review: source