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SAPPHIRE 6950 Toxic as fast as reference 6970

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After reading a bit, I found that the sapphire toxic is as fast as a ref 6970. The core clock of the toxic is 880mhz, same as stock 6970. Also the cards have around a 70% unlocking rate. So after unlocking, you've got a pretty much genuine 6970 for much less

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Edited by Dropshock - 10/14/11 at 9:30pm
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post #2 of 14
Thanks for the Heads up on that ... really helpful
   
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The 6950 dirt 3 edition unlocks auto by just switching the flip on bios, it should be the same for toxic edition i guess, both cards are reference just different cooling method.
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The 6950 dirt 3 edition unlocks auto by just switching the flip on bios, it should be the same for toxic edition i guess, both cards are reference just different cooling method.
Reference is 800nhz. Toxic is overclocked to 880mhz default. Same clock as reference 6970

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post #5 of 14
I would buy one except it has a stupid picture of Altair on it. Rather have the Dirt3... probably better cooling too.
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I would buy one except it has a stupid picture of Altair on it. Rather have the Dirt3... probably better cooling too.
I dont base my opinions of my cards on looks. I actually like the look of the Toxic. Although the Dirt3 is reference of the 6950, not 6970. ;p
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post #7 of 14
Not sure about the Dirt 3 but the TOXIC has basically a 6970 PCB as well.
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post #8 of 14
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I dont base my opinions of my cards on looks. I actually like the look of the Toxic. Although the Dirt3 is reference of the 6950, not 6970. ;p
Part of my decision on everything in life is based on looks. How much depends on what I am deciding on. I know you're trying to sound objective and superior but whatever.

But what do you guys think would be better for Crossfire cooling? 2 Toxic's or 2 Dirt3's?
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Part of my decision on everything in life is based on looks. How much depends on what I am deciding on. I know you're trying to sound objective and superior but whatever.

But what do you guys think would be better for Crossfire cooling? 2 Toxic's or 2 Dirt3's?
for cooling the dirt3s are better. Hell, you should just go with a twin frozr III 6950 2GB.
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post #10 of 14
dirt3 will perform better in cooling, end of discussion, unless you water cool. I would get the toxic edition, it has one 8 pin and 6 pin connection like the hd 6970, unlike the dirt 3 one where you have two 6 pins. Also both give you dirt 3.
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