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Ive read some reviews of Sapphire 6950 Dirt3 2fan modell and Asus 6950 DCUII.

Is there a good chance to unlock shaders on these?

Seems as both have dual bios but AMD is cutting off the "extra" shaders is my understanding?
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Just like with the Twin Frozr III o/c, some of them will, some of them wont. Worst that can happen is that you flash the bios and it doesn't display while booting, just flip the switch and flash back. - really no harm in trying it, just make sure to go slow, read a good guide, and use the correct bios.
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Pretty much what appleg33k said. You may get lucky or not, it really depends. Here's a step by step guide to help you out when you do decide to start the unlocking process:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/923...hz-shader.html

Good luck and hope you enjoy your new card
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let's say I succesfuly unlock the shaders and after couple of months the card is dead, I'm assuming the warranty is void due to unlocked bios shader?
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Or you could get the Sapphire 6950 Toxic that has the 6970 bios already on the dual bios chip. Just flip the switch and you have a 6970 (minus the clocks) but every review says they get over 1000 core so far and the cards worked with all shaders. Mine gets here on Tuesday so we will see if mine works as well.
 
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Or you could get the Sapphire 6950 Toxic that has the 6970 bios already on the dual bios chip. Just flip the switch and you have a 6970 (minus the clocks) but every review says they get over 1000 core so far and the cards worked with all shaders. Mine gets here on Tuesday so we will see if mine works as well.
yes the review samples did unlock shader but 2 out of 2 users on newegg was unable to unlock except one who has the review sample

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951
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