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O, another food for thought lets say the 7 seriers comes out and the toxic card goes down to lets ay amazing 200. would me putting this in cf be a good thing to maybe almost max out bf3? i know im talking about a game we all played in beta form but just trying to paint a picture on how this shoot out going to come down to.
You should do really well with a single Toxic 6950 on BF3. Maybe AA turned down but you should be able to max most settings. Its really the best price/performance at $280 right now.
post #12 of 35
The Sapphire HD-6950 TOXIC edition is the ONLY way to go ...

under $300 ($270 w/ MIR expires 10/31/2001 NewEgg put the REBATE BACK !!!! WooHooo !), OC's like a mother and is already Factory OC'd out of the box, EK makes FULL Cover WaterBlocks and a backing plate for it, can UnLock to HD-6970 (66% chance or better at least that it will) ...

It meets EVERY requirement you asked for in spades ! you'd be foolish not to consider this card IMO.


IF you don't want to risk that you'd be in that 33% of people that get LOCKED Toxic cards, then you could also buy the Sapphire HD-6970, it's still within your budget at $320.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/18/11 at 2:07pm
   
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hmm, la king you drive hard point threw.... hmm so what if i don't get the unlock... do you think i could send back to newegg but just switch out? also why is there only a 66% chance... why is the company doing that?
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hmm, la king you drive hard point threw.... hmm so what if i don't get the unlock... do you think i could send back to newegg but just switch out? also why is there only a 66% chance... why is the company doing that?
because obviously the company doesn't want you to flash. they lose money that way really.
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hmm, la king you drive hard point threw.... hmm so what if i don't get the unlock... do you think i could send back to newegg but just switch out? also why is there only a 66% chance... why is the company doing that?
If it was guaranteed they'd charge you the 6970 price.

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post #16 of 35
1 more vote for the sapphire toxic 6950..even if it doesn't "unlock" still a very good card
 
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ps ..i did a lot of things with the 5800 series..flashed 5850 to 5870 for volts...flashed 5870 to 5850 to keep very cool..etc..i'm going with keeping cool atm..max temp=63 743/1215 ..never lack for framerates
 
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post #18 of 35
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hmm, la king you drive hard point threw.... hmm so what if i don't get the unlock... do you think i could send back to newegg but just switch out? also why is there only a 66% chance... why is the company doing that?
You couldn't RMA it back to NewEgg JUST because it doesn't UNLOCK, it's not gauranteed to do so, and thus you'd still have gotten a working card and what you paid for. You'd have to LIE and tell them the cad was defective for some reason or another ... and of course we know no one would LIE and do such a thing right ?

As for the 66% rate of unlock, I'd say between 66.6% and 75% almost now, as it seems like at least 2/3rds to maybe as many as 3/4ths of the reviews and response's I've read through over the last 3 months regarding the Toxic seem to report successful UNLOCKS to HD-6970 levels and one guy who for some reason that couldn't UnLock it via the simple DUAL BIOS Switch, turned around and FLASHED his card with the 6970 BIOS and got it working that way, so who knows maybe even higher ? or even a sure fire result if his claim is true, still looking into that one.

But like I said, if you want 100% guarantee that you'll get a HD-6970 spend the extra $50 and get the Sapphire HD-6970, it's the TOXIC with the UNLOCK already done for you IF YOU WILL LOL.

And either of these cards use the same EK WaterCooling block/plate I mentioned above.

   
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post #19 of 35
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O, so even if you didnt get the 6970 unlock you can still flash it supposely?? if so that could be the nail on the head.
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My question is: so what if the Toxic 6950 doesn't unlock? Comparing straight 6950's to 6970's, the difference is right around the 10-15% range in average fps anyway, depending on the game. A 6950 is a heck of an upgrade already, let alone one that comes pre-overclocked, and even has some headroom for more. Unlocking would just be the cherry on top of your dessert, not the actual meat and potatoes.

For around $270 after rebate, that's an amazing deal to beat for close to (if not, better than) GTX 580 level, which significantly more than what you are looking to spend. If you want the guaranteed unlock for meager performance gains, you would need to spend the extra money on the 6970. In my opinion, a $320 Toxic 6970, that dances back and forth with a GTX 580 at stock factory clocks, is still a great deal.

You really can't go wrong with these Sapphires. These cards are actually making me consider switching my 580's out for them, thanks to having good waterblock support.
     
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