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So i was just wondering if it is possible to flash my GTX 470 to a GTX 465 (not that i want to)? Also is it possible to flash HD6970 to HD6950? Or even flashing cards that dont unlock like flash an HD5870 to HD5850, or even 5870 to 5770? I know 5850/70 use the same core, but is the 5770 the same as the 5870 with half of its procs and mem bandwith locked down, or is it a new GPU design alltogether?
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post #2 of 11
Best way to find out is try it.

I'd say no to most of them but may be the 470 to 465 since the 465 can flash to a 470.
post #3 of 11
In theory as long as they use the same core and components you should be able to down flash, only way I see it being useful is if you had a 465 and couldn't find another one or a 470 was significantly cheaper.

With AMD it would be fairly pointless as they CF together in the same generation no matter which model (i.e. 5830 with a 5970)
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In theory as long as they use the same core and components you should be able to down flash, only way I see it being useful is if you had a 465 and couldn't find another one or a 470 was significantly cheaper.

With AMD it would be fairly pointless as they CF together in the same generation no matter which model (i.e. 5830 with a 5970)
I wwasnt asking this for practicality, i was just wondering if its possible. So could i flash a GTX 480 to 465? And what about my origonal question, HD5870 to HD5770?
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
I wwasnt asking this for practicality, i was just wondering if its possible. So could i flash a GTX 480 to 465? And what about my origonal question, HD5870 to HD5770?
no, the 5870 and 5770 are different cores and different layout.
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post #6 of 11
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no, the 5870 and 5770 are different cores and different layout.
Ah, i figured that. But i could go from 5870 - 5830/50 right?
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post #7 of 11
Any card that is architecturally the same as a lesser counterpart can be successfully flashed "down" to said lesser counterpart given they pick the right BIOS (as in a 6970 1gb cannot be flashed to a 6950 2gb but can be flashed to a 6950 1gb).
 
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post #8 of 11
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Any card that is architecturally the same as a lesser counterpart can be successfully flashed "down" to said lesser counterpart given they pick the right BIOS (as in a 6970 1gb cannot be flashed to a 6950 2gb but can be flashed to a 6950 1gb).
Cool, that answers my question then, so a 470 cant be flashed into a 460 since thats GF104, but it can be flashed itno 465 since thats GF100.
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Cool, that answers my question then, so a 470 cant be flashed into a 460 since thats GF104, but it can be flashed itno 465 since thats GF100.
Right on
 
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Ah, i figured that. But i could go from 5870 - 5830/50 right?
i'm pretty positive the 5830 is also different, but i don't see why you couldn't go from a 5870 to a 5850 should you want.
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