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Same thing you're in

The HD6970 version is just the TOXIC w/ 100% guaranteed UNLOCK and well you paid an extra $50 for that 100% versus our 66-75%

but welcome
ACTUALLY....... <.<.....>.>

I got mine on newegg for $300 AR
it was on sale for like 2 hours haha
went from 350-330
then in 2 hours 310 AR
then in another hour 300 AR

I got lucky, haha
     
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Originally Posted by DJDannyV View Post
ACTUALLY....... <.<.....>.>

I got mine on newegg for $300 AR
it was on sale for like 2 hours haha
went from 350-330
then in 2 hours 310 AR
then in another hour 300 AR

I got lucky, haha
I was kinda only joking, but ...

GOOD DEAL THEN ... I can see why you'd jump on that
   
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Just got mine today, shaders unlocked and just put at 925 and 1850 stable and getting 25182 in Vantage. Will do some more testing tonight. What is best way to add the 20 percent power and custom fan control to the bios so i dont need to use Overdrive?
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Well guys, I shall be the proud owner of a Toxic 6950 card in less than 24 hours!!! wish me luck that this bad mofo will be stable with the shaders unlocked! I have never been this hyped about a PC upgrade lol.
Also have my fingers crossed that it comes back in stock soon. I want a second one so I can use eyefinity!
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Wow I can hit 85 frames per second at 1600x1200 at 85 hz in ultra in BF3 but once I turn AA on - Wow drops 25 fps to 60. Cant tell jaggies at 1600x1200 so I will just leave it off. Are Ati video cards that bad with AA. Can I use my 8800gt for anything to make AA better?
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Wow I can hit 85 frames per second at 1600x1200 at 85 hz in ultra in BF3 but once I turn AA on - Wow drops 25 fps to 60. Cant tell jaggies at 1600x1200 so I will just leave it off. Are Ati video cards that bad with AA. Can I use my 8800gt for anything to make AA better?
Driver issue that AMD will resolve, but like you say ... you can't REALLY tell much if ANY difference with MSAA OFF ... and with it OFF AMD cards kick nVidia's butt no debating that. I'd rather have the PERFORMANCE and faster FPS to rule the BattleField, than to have the BattleField look all BS Pretty while I'm getting Fragged/killed left and right ... but that's just me I guess ?

AS for your 8800GT ... might make a nice paperwieght I suppose but NO don't bother using it for a PhysX card if that's what you were thinking, it's just a smidge too slow and will bring down your TOXIC performance, I will be using my old 9800GTX+ for a PhysX card and was told it makes a decent sidekick that will help boost FPS w/ PhysX off the CPU now, but that too much slower than that to pair with a 6950 will actually slow it down. Basically the BETTER performing Primary CARD you use you need a BETTER PhysX card to pair with it for decent results.
   
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Got my card today, left the memory at 1375...core clock at a stable 940 on stock voltage. It also unlocked

My card is running a little hot, my airflow must suck <.< had to crank up the fan to 50% so it doesn't go over 50c on idle. Oh well, card is running great so far
Edited by seize - 11/2/11 at 11:47pm
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Got my card today, left the memory at 1375...core clock at a stable 940 on stock voltage. It also unlocked

My card is running a little hot, my airflow must suck <.< had to crank up the fan to 50% so it doesn't go over 50c on idle. Oh well, card is running great so far
Yeah my card is running hot with furmark and hitting 89 with auto settings but 45 idle. Where can I set a new auto profile and not use Trixx but make permanent in bios and also add the 20 percent permanent?
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YEP U in

Well in a word ... NO ... however supposedly ALL new TOXIC's (post [H]ard|OCP article) were suppose to be shipped with the FIXED BIOS, and even existing stock were supposedly being opened, and the cards flashed with the Repaired Bios, I read of this and people reporting it looked like they thought they got a used card ? as the sticker was sealing the tab and the static bubble wrap bag et all had been cut and opened. So at this stage of the game to get one w/ the Powertune throttle issue was suppose to be almost impossible, but I guess still happens.

The other thing I came across, and will look for again to post link, was a guy who said he contacted Sapphire Tech Support, and after sending them his UPC # / Serial # / Invoice info , etc. ... that Sapphire sent him the REPAIRED BIOS via an email link. So IF you have this issue maybe regretfully it's looking like Sapphire is leaving it up to the Consumer to take the action and request the Fix.

Thanks for the info.
My Toxic is a little bit older, bought at the end of August, most probably the old batch.
I have filled a ticket at Sapphire support and now I'm waiting and hoping :-)
Another thought - maybe someone with a card with the fixed BIOS can save it a post it?
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