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Was sent the wrong 6950 (non-reference) keep it?

post #1 of 14
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I have an ASUS Reference 2GB 6950 already and I ordered a Diamond 2GB 6950, the picture on the website (DirectCanada-never had problems with them in the past) showed a reference model. Opened up the box when it came today and was a dual-fan non-reference card.

Will I really notice a difference without being able to unlock the shaders?

Should I just keep it, or go through the hassle of exchanging it?
post #2 of 14
does it have the dual bios switch?
post #3 of 14
id send it back, for the simple fact of it not matching the other cards looks thats me personally tho
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yes it does...
Its very small though, smaller than the ASUS switch. I didn't think non-reference models had one?
post #5 of 14
Personally I would say that at this point in time it would probably be pretty hard to get a reference card just because most board partners have moved over to custom PCB's. The custom PCV's are still unlock-able though so long as you use the RBE or bios mod method.

I would say keep it so long as you don't mind the looks, it will perform the same and may even run cooler!

EDIT: As a side note i think the dual bios is part of the 6950 spec so all 6950's should have it! Both my non-reference cards do!
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Meh, the looks are okay. Better than some tacky cartoon chick on the card I guess, haha.

By BIOS method, do you mean just using the modded 6950 bios?
post #7 of 14
I mean you would have to modify your own BIOS. You can use RBE to do that, I used it on my cards, one unlocked successfully but the other had bad shaders and I got artifacting so I'm on stock at the moment.
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post #8 of 14
I'm trying to recall but I think that model can be unlocked. I can't remember where I remember reading it but I do remember a newer powercolor being unlockable. I would try to unlock them. You can't brick it with a dual bios.
post #9 of 14
Send it back, make them pay shipping, get a reference card. Dont even waste your time with non reference garbadge. Nothing pisses me off more then when companies try to cheat me. (both etailers and the manufacturers )
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Originally Posted by mxthunder View Post
Send it back, make them pay shipping, get a reference card. Dont even waste your time with non reference garbadge. Nothing pisses me off more then when companies try to cheat me. (both retailers and the manufacturers )
While I kind of agree with what you're saying here ... keep in mind he's NOT going to GET an HD-6950 reference card anymore ... the aren't making them anymore and he'd either have to buy USED or overpay to some jerk-off on Flea-Bay or Amazon that has one because they bought up a large lot in the begin and held on to them waiting for now to unleash them on people looking to X-Fire after they retailers have all sold out of them so they can jack up the prices artificially.

So I knew VisionTek was doing this ... sucks now so is Diamond, putting NEW Non-Ref cards in the OLD box / Pics on Websites and even using the same OLD Part/model # to sell them. Shameful.

OP, if you don't mind used and want the LOOK to match I'd check the FOR SELL section here, I've seen a few being sold there recently, so you might find one and be able to get your money back on the FAKE Diamond Reference Card.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/13/11 at 9:33pm
   
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