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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
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Faster than an unlocked 6950 though? Nah?
 
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Amazing product if it blows hot air out of the case...
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Faster than an unlocked 6950 though? Nah?
It can be unlocked....
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It can be unlocked....
Really? I assumed that since it's a non-reference design it would be incompatible with a reference 6950, let alone 6970, BIOS.
 
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Okay, well that's pretty neat then! TPU must have missed it, can't imagine them ignoring something like that intentionally.
 
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Gimme 6950x2
That is cheaper then 2 6950s, much like the 6990 compared to 6970s.
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Okay, well that's pretty neat then! TPU must have missed it, can't imagine them ignoring something like that intentionally.
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Like the standard HD 6950, the SAPPHIRE HD 6950 TOXIC Edition boasts true DX 11 capability and the powerful configuration of 1408 stream processors and 88 texture processing units. A Dual BIOS feature allows enthusiasts to experiment with alternative BIOS profiles and settings. Performance can be further enhanced with SAPPHIRE TriXX – the company’s dedicated overclocking tool which allows memory and core clock speeds and voltages to be modified and monitored and is available free to download
They mentioned it too; Dual BIOS= unlockable
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They mentioned it too; Dual BIOS= unlockable
Nope. I did read the article. Dual BIOS doesn't equal unlockable at all. Sapphire could have put it there for the same reason AMD did in the first place. Not to unlock cards, but to provide an easy backup if you flash your card to modify clocks or the fan profile, etc.
 
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