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i just bought a sapphire hd6950 2gb video card. the reason i bought it was it saves energy compare to my hd4890 and better performance. i was wondering if i flash this card to a 6970 bios would i still save on energy bill?


Edited by valtopps - 10/19/11 at 3:52pm
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I did not test mine before and after softmodding, but it gets hotter - so I believe it uses at least some additional energy. The 4890 was power hungry and the 869xx series are so much more efficient.
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not really when you unlock the 6950 it becomes a power hog. the unlocked 6950s I have seen draw about 200 watts where as the 4890 only uses about 150 watts.
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is a 6950 flashed use the same amount of power as a 6970, mainly at idle?
Edited by valtopps - 10/19/11 at 6:22pm
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anybody?
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