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i'm going to buy a 6950 tonight at 12AM (when my check deposits ) so i was wondering which one has been most likely to unlock?
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i would says 50-50 just like any OC / unlocking but for this since i seen alot more unlocking then not unlocking so 65%
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I wouldn't buy one in the hopes to unlock. It's only a 1-3% difference at stock anyway. It's still a 6950, you'll never be able to replace the power section that the 6950 is missing compared to the 6970 anyway. And it'll likely overclock further as a 6950 as well, due to missing power.

I'd just get one that has good cooling so you can overclock it well.

Not only that, most of the reference cards (that did unlock) are gone now anyway. Plus they ran hot and loud.
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I wouldn't buy one in the hopes to unlock. It's only a 1-3% difference at stock anyway. It's still a 6950, you'll never be able to replace the power section that the 6950 is missing compared to the 6970 anyway. And it'll likely overclock further as a 6950 as well, due to missing power.

I'd just get one that has good cooling so you can overclock it well.

Not only that, most of the reference cards (that did unlock) are gone now anyway. Plus they ran hot and loud.
well i just want to unlock it as an added extra, i was wondering which one increases my chances
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Sapphire toxic 2gb..even if it doesn't..still a good card..check out the techpowerup site..
 
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This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951 comes with 6970 bios included and IIRC is actually the 6970 PCB. Just flip the switch and shaders *might* unlock. Even if they don't it overclocks like hell from what I've heard, worth the extra money IMO.
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any other one? the toxic is only available through newegg ebay page and it'll be my whole paycheck. i was aiming more towards a $260-$270 price range.

i'm actually thinking about buying it of one of the for sale threads and some of them have been proven to unlock as well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by venom55520 View Post
any other one? the toxic is only available through newegg ebay page and it'll be my whole paycheck. i was aiming more towards a $260-$270 price range.

i'm actually thinking about buying it of one of the for sale threads and some of them have been proven to unlock as well.
What? I just posted link to Newegg...$270 with rebate. Saphire Dirt 3 edition can be unlocked as well and also has good cooling for ~20$ less.
Edited by whitemencanjump - 10/20/11 at 7:37pm
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i was aiming more towards a $260-$270 price range.
The Sapphire Toxic is available for $269.99 at Newegg with a "no wait rebate": http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfil...ct3111yh62.pdf
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Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post
The Sapphire Toxic is available for $269.99 at Newegg with a "no wait rebate": http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfil...ct3111yh62.pdf
Mail in Rebates are NEVER "No Wait". You still have to wait for mailing at the very least, and its never a guarantee that you even get it back. MIR"s shouldn't be counted towards the price of something if you ask me.
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