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Can this card be unlocked to a 6970?

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No you cant have to be the old models and I think, they are discontinued
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No. Only the 2GB cards can be flashed.
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No you cant have to be the old models and I think, they are discontinued
NOT TRUE
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No. Only the 2GB cards can be flashed.
NOT TRUE, I used to think this too, but it can be done.

WHILE that GIGABYTE 1GB 6950 card is most likely NOT going to UNLOCK, it's mostly from POOR ODDS rather than it's 100% NOT POSSIBLE.

It doesn't have a DUAL BIOS, meaning that it can ONLY either have a 6950 bios or the modified 6950/70 bios, or a FULL 6970 bios ... but ONLY ONE of them. What this means is there's no second or "DUAL BIOS" on the card, thus no switch to flip to attempt unlocking, which mean you'd have to HARD FLASH to attempt unlocking. And IF you screw this up, since there's no second bios to fall back on, you could BRICK your card, and make it worthless and a PITA to fix.

NOT impossible, I've read of people FLASHING 1GB 6950's and it working ... it's just that the odds are SO SLIM of it working (like 1 in 20), and that it's a DANGEROUS RISK to do so with this card, that IMO I would not recommend you trying it !

Instead read this thread and buy one of these cards w/ DUAL BIOS if you wnt to try it ... http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/114...l#post15399342
   
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LG/Google NEXUS 5
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 Yorkfield Quad-Core Asus IPIBL-LB (HP Benicia-GL8E) Sapphire TOXIC HD6950 {UnLocked 1536 shaders} 8 GB G. Skill Pi Black DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SeaGate Barracuda 1TB 32MB Cache HP - DVD/CD combo Drive Cooler Master  MS Vista Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2207h Widescreen HP Stock BFG Tech LS-680 HP Pavilion 
Mouse
HP stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad Core Krait 400 @ 2.30GHz  Qualcomm MSM8974(Snapdragon 800) Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
32GB NAND Android 4.4 Kitkat 4.95" 1080X1920 IPS Display Swiftkey 
PowerAudio
2300 mAh Battery Stereo Speakers 
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