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post #91 of 99
Just recently picked up a Sapphire HD6950 Dirt3 Edition. So far I am very pleased with the card. Shaders unlocked with the bios switch flip and it is a pretty solid overclocker as well. 970/1370 @ 1.18v stable without artifacts looping Heaven demo for 20 minutes, running Metro2033 benchmark 20 times and 30+ minutes of Battlefield 3. Starts to get slight tearing eventually above 1380 memory and will eventually crash at 980 on the core in Battlefield 3. 3dMark11 benched at 1000mhz, but was slower than 990Mhz.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2114655 (3 1/2% better score than locked shaders at the same core/memory speeds)

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/eb5wz/

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post #92 of 99
hi LA , yesterday i bought an sapphire dual fan 1gb yes 1gb dirt 3 edition and yes i can unlock the shader via the simple dual bios switch im very very happy with my buy
i only oc with trixx to get the 6970 speed the sku is 11188-09-20g lucky me i saw in a other forum a guy saying the same thing as me . same card as the 2gb but just 1gb biggrin.gif
can post a picture if you want 447

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wf2hh/ validation linkthx for your time

at first i was like oh no dont want to take the risk of brick it with a flash . i had bad experience with winflash so lol din't want to make the jump and then a read this forum saying you can unlock just buy the switch how sweet is this hehe . so people that have that sku are happy people right now . upgrade from 4870 in cf
but my new board dossent officialy support cf because of the 22 pci-e 2.0 lane(16x 4x) o anyways very happy and sorry for my english im french
Edited by genu9 - 11/22/11 at 3:01pm
post #93 of 99
Well with the recommendation of many people, I decided to go with the Sapphire 6950 Dirt 3 card. Good news was that it unlocked with the bios switch to 1536 shaders. Bad news, the card crapped out on me after less than 2 weeks. I'm in the RMA process now...I hope the second card works and unlocks!
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post #94 of 99
1gb or 2gb ?
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Mine is the 2GB version.
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fuaarrkkk I flicked the switch on my Sapphire HD6950 2gb and it came up with 1536 shaders, but the clocks didn't change so rookie me wasn't convinced.
Went and tried to flash anyway, and the card didn't boot in position 1 : \
Fortunately I've got inbuilt VGA so I can flash back, but I deleted my backups, so hopefully the ones in TechPowerUp's database will restore my previous functionality...
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The Clocks aren't suppose to change on the DIRT3 card with the 2nd BIOS Flip switch !!! headscratch.gif

... 2nd BIOS on the card IS NOT a FULL HD-6970 BIOS ... no one ever said that, and if they did they're WRONG !

it's the same 800/1275 BIOS but with the 1536 Shaders Unlocked. you have to MANUALLY OC' the DIRT3 card to reach HD-6970 levels and above.


Maybe someone posted about FLASHING a HD-6970 BIOS onto their DIRT3 Card and that confused you ?

 

Sapphire installed TWO Factory BIOS's on the HD-6950 DIRT3 Edition card.

Positon #1 - a standard HD-6950 = 800 core / 1250 memory / 1408 shaders

Positon #2 - a standard HD-6950 w/ Unlocked Shaders = 800 core / 1250 memory / 1536 shaders

 

It's the Sapphire TOXIC HD-6950 card that come Factory OverClocked to match HD-6970 levels ...

Positon #1 - a OC'd HD-6950 = 880 core / 1300 memory / 1408 shaders

Positon #2 - a OC'd HD-6950 w/ Unlocked Shaders = 880 core / 1300 memory / 1536 shaders

 

Hope that clears that up thumb.gif

 

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Originally Posted by joomax View Post

fuaarrkkk I flicked the switch on my Sapphire HD6950 2gb and it came up with 1536 shaders, but the clocks didn't change so rookie me wasn't convinced.
Went and tried to flash anyway, and the card didn't boot in position 1 : \
Fortunately I've got inbuilt VGA so I can flash back, but I deleted my backups, so hopefully the ones in TechPowerUp's database will restore my previous functionality...


 

   
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post #98 of 99
I found one thread where I think a guy got an entire 6970 bios in his Dirt 3... Only one so far, but it was a long thread like this one... and i didn't read any more than a few pages, but I am planning on going back to it.
Edited by gtfoxy - 2/15/12 at 2:51pm
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post #99 of 99
Love my 6950

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