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570 is much faster for this resolution.
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Definitely the 570 for 1920x1080 thumb.gifbut if you can find a 6950 that can be unlocked, that would be the better choice IMO. I just like the fact I can game using 3 displays with a single AMD gpu. For that, you can not beat the cost, especially if it can be unlocked.
Too bad he didn't say anything about 3 displays. The 570 is still faster even if you fully unlock the 6950 (unlocking the RAM is stupid but you don't mention this either).
    
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The 570 is still faster even if you fully unlock the 6950 (unlocking the RAM is stupid but you don't mention this either).
Is it..? fyi- RAM doesnt unlock

*additional SP's might though..has nothing to do with RAM and everything to do with the core.
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Is it..? fyi- RAM doesnt unlock

*additional SP's might though..has nothing to do with RAM and everything to do with the core.
You can flash it with 6970 BIOS that alters RAM settings including volts. I'm not sure what you're talking about at all.
    
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You can flash it with 6970 BIOS that alters RAM settings including volts. I'm not sure what you're talking about at all.
Flahsing a BIOS does not "unlock" RAM.. it may indeed change the RAM timings .. so what? Unlocking refers only to the number of SP's on the core.. You could flash your GPU until your eyes fall out.. RAM DOESNT UNLOCK.

get your ish straight before you confuse someone
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Sorry I didn't know you defined what unlocking the card was.... Oh wait, you don't.

I'll say it again, don't "unlock" the RAM.

So changing the properties of the core configuration to perform better is unlocking but changing the memory configuration to perform better isn't... cool.
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Sorry I didn't know you defined what unlocking the card was.... Oh wait, you don't.

I'll say it again, don't "unlock" the RAM.

So changing the properties of the core configuration to perform better is unlocking but changing the memory configuration to perform better isn't... cool.
Wow man your being obtuse. Arguing with Clepto about anything GPU related is a fool's errand. The RAM doesn't unlock. Your an idiot if you think it does. The shaders unlock from 1408 to 1536 shaders. The memory type, timings, and amount stay the same. Feel free to post some evidence about Ram voltages or timings changing.
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Wow man your being obtuse. Arguing with Clepto about anything GPU related is a fool's errand. The RAM doesn't unlock. Your an idiot if you think it does. The shaders unlock from 1408 to 1536 shaders. The memory type, timings, and amount stay the same. Feel free to post some evidence about Ram voltages or timings changing.
You're the idiot if you think it doesn't... You can unlock the whole card using HD 6970 BIOS which changes not only the core configuration but the memory configuration including speed, timings and voltage.
    
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95% of 6950s sold today are laser cut, and cannot be unlocked. The only ones who can are going to be old, most likely used reference models, and even then theres still a chance it wont unlock. Not all original 6950's did.

Save yourself the trouble. The 570 is significantly faster than the 6950, and trades blows with the 6970. I have one, a 24" 1920x1080 monitor too, and it screams through anything i throw at it.

Green team isnt as popular nowadays. And they're hurting financially. I used to be an ATI fanboy but i went with a 570 because the last thing any of us should want is nvidia dead.
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95% of 6950s sold today are laser cut, and cannot be unlocked. The only ones who can are going to be old, most likely used reference models, and even then theres still a chance it wont unlock. Not all original 6950's did.

Save yourself the trouble. The 570 is significantly faster than the 6950, and trades blows with the 6970. I have one, a 24" 1920x1080 monitor too, and it screams through anything i throw at it.

Green team isnt as popular nowadays. And they're hurting financially. I used to be an ATI fanboy but i went with a 570 because the last thing any of us should want is nvidia dead.
Ummmm.... Your 2nd paragraph is somewhat correct, your 1st not so much..

99% of referance model 6950's unlock. Used or not.. also an unlocked 6950 is basically a 6970.

Its not our fault green team makes bads VRM's and is hurting financially. If you want something more furture proof, go with a 2gb 6950 (Crossfire later). Better for higher resolutions and overclock better & not to mention they scale better then SLI GTX 570's.

You tell me whats the better choice.
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