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Are you purposely trolling? I assume so. Changing voltages, timings, speed, etc doesn't equate to the word unlock. Otherwise this would be unlock.net. The only bit of the 6950's that you unlock are the dormant shader cores: a piece of hardware already on the PCB not being utilized due to a BIOS lock.

Admittedly I'm at work and only glanced through that article. That being said, nowhere in the aforementioned article could I find proof of timings being changed or memory speed being altered. I doubt I missed it as that's article references the TPU article which I have read many times as it's source.

So again, miniboy, proof? I doubt it. Please, please, please provide some proof about timing changes or speed increases with a 6970 BIOS. I doubt you have any.
    
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Are you purposely trolling? I assume so. Changing voltages, timings, speed, etc doesn't equate to the word unlock. Otherwise this would be unlock.net. The only bit of the 6950's that you unlock are the dormant shader cores: a piece of hardware already on the PCB not being utilized due to a BIOS lock.

Admittedly I'm at work and only glanced through that article. That being said, nowhere in the aforementioned article could I find proof of timings being changed or memory speed being altered. I doubt I missed it as that's article references the TPU article which I have read many times as it's source.

So again, miniboy, proof? I doubt it. Please, please, please provide some proof about timing changes or speed increases with a 6970 BIOS. I doubt you have any.
Stop arguing with an idiot

I already ended this thread with my last post.
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I vote for the 570.

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95% of 6950s sold today are laser cut, and cannot be unlocked.
Don't pull statistics out of nowhere.
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I think the 570 is more worth it but as said above, if u can find a 6950 that can be unlocked then totally go for it !!
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I think you cant go wrong with either card. HD 6950 just gives you ability for 3-screen or high resolution monitor. Here is a comparison with latest drivers.

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post #26 of 47
^thats at 1920x1200 and its only 1% behind the 6970, which of course is if op could even manage to get a 6950 that will unlock. I know when i was looking for one it was a royal pain in the ass.

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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post

Don't pull statistics out of nowhere.
Find me a non-reference model 6950 that can unlock reliably. The statistic is probably more like 100%. i was being forgiving.


Edit: also, nobody ever goes "crossfire later on" everybody says they will but it never happens, because it makes no sense. Selling your current card before its worthless and upgrading is a lot less of a retarded option then shelling out a most likely still relatively high price for a second old card, having to deal with multi-card issues, and then not being able to sell the cards for anything once they really start showing their age. Crossfire and sli as an upgrade path is a dead end. The only time you should be doing multi- card **** is when you buy them both at the same time
Edited by Rommel - 8/19/11 at 4:47am
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460 SLI > single card
In terms of average/peak framerates, yes. Minimum framerates are the problem.
Edited by pnoozi - 8/19/11 at 6:46am
    
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post #28 of 47
I dont know US prices but in Finland they are the following:
Sapphire HD 6950 2GB: 258€
EVGA GTX 570 1.5GB: 316€
If they are ANYTHING like those prices the 51% -> 55% performance uprage isn't worth it. But if they're almost the same price the GTX 570 is faster. You have to remember that if you like OC'ing the average HD 6950 clocks to about 1000/1475Mhz which is pretty nice gain on performance. The GTX 570 OC's like hell but the VMR's are weak, so be careful on voltage if you decide to go the green way.
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post #29 of 47
I agree with antsu UK price for a 570 is approx £250-£270 i got my 6950 1gb for £180 2gb are not much more. I overclock mine to 920/1420 and get 5714 in 3dmark11 which is pretty much 570 territory(no OC) the price difference v performance certainly here imo is not worth it. Also as been said earlier 6950 scales better and offers multi monitor for less. 570 is a nice card though.
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^thats at 1920x1200 and its only 1% behind the 6970, which of course is if op could even manage to get a 6950 that will unlock. I know when i was looking for one it was a royal pain in the ass.
The point is a 6950 is 5% slower than a 570 but costs less.
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