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If anyone is still looking for a Toxic 6950 I have some news.

I emailed Sapphire tech support today asking if the 6950 Toxic cards were gone forever. They said the card is "on shortage for now".

So hopefully it's true and those of us waiting to order a 6950 Toxic will get the chance.

Keep in mind this could be false, so don't count on it.
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
As I kind of tried to warn you ... sadly I don't think that VGA Forum is actually an "OFFICIAL" Sapphire Support forum, I think it's run by some Sapphire employees maybe but it's more of a Customer based BulletinBoard than any OFFICIAL wing of Sapphire, notice the site has NO SAPPHIRE logo or branding or apparent support FROM Sapphire other than having it linked from Sapphire's web page. The whole thing is rather a piss poor attempt at Customer Support whatever the REAL answer is.

Anyways, I'm trying to follow up on it as well ...

- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sapphi...s/161741110338

- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sapphi...d=161741110338

- http://www.facebook.com/SapphireTech...29&topic=22734

Maybe we can get some answers here ?
yeh i know you did but it was worth a try i got a response from that mod to which basically just confirms that forum is useless haha! we'll get there in the end! i think all of us keeping on with the support tickets is the way forward
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After all the crazy motherboard stuff I just messed with, I probably won't be taking the card back out anytime soon. I will see if I can get a shot of it while still in the case. I know the 212+ blocks some of the picture.
I understand, I have the same setup, except I have a 140mm fan right behind the card too, I have to push the fan in just to get the card to fit. Could you just take a quick look at the back end of the PCB though and tell me if you see the 5 silver pins there, I am some what concerned that mine is defective.

Please and thank you.


Edited by OrangeBunnies - 11/7/11 at 4:07pm
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It's been almost 2 weeks that I have my Toxic and I am IN LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Put the switch to 1536 and works flawlessly. Love this CARD.
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I have a question, what does setting the powertune to 20% actually do? It increases the amount of power the gpu can use, right? Anything else that it does, good/bad?
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I have a question, what does setting the powertune to 20% actually do? It increases the amount of power the gpu can use, right? Anything else that it does, good/bad?
I believe it gives an extra 20% of energy to the GPU to function properly.
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I understand, I have the same setup, except I have a 140mm fan right behind the card too, I have to push the fan in just to get the card to fit. Could you just take a quick look at the back end of the PCB though and tell me if you see the 5 silver pins there, I am some what concerned that mine is defective.

Please and thank you.

I checked mine. I have the 5 silver pins too. Why would your's not be the exact same. O.o

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I believe it gives an extra 20% of energy to the GPU to function properly.
What do you mean by "function properly". Is it defective or something?
Edited by raemen - 11/7/11 at 4:16pm
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I have a question, what does setting the powertune to 20% actually do? It increases the amount of power the gpu can use, right? Anything else that it does, good/bad?
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I believe it gives an extra 20% of energy to the GPU to function properly.
the Toxic cards will throttling ability. All the 20% mod dose it stop this from happening.
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I checked mine. I have the 5 silver pins too. Why would your's not be the exact same. O.o


What do you mean by "function properly". Is it defective or something?
Thanks, time for RMA I suppose. Shame, she did 960/1500 on stock voltage. Oh well, guess someone lucky will pick her up as open box once she's all fixed up for half price.

The card by itself works, but in crossfire there's a lot stuttering in game, I've only played BF3, Metro and L4D2 on it. This problem never occurred when I crossfired my friend's reference 6970. The fact that there are pins missing on the back of the PCB raises a big red flag and although it functions perfectly now it may run into problems later on. Better to be safe then sorry.
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the Toxic cards will throttling ability. All the 20% mod dose it stop this from happening.
yeh im not sure if its giving it extra power all the time, but that it lets the card draw more power when it needs it. im not completely sure though, all i know is it makes mine perform better

also i got another reply from that mod and he said

"No problem, just keep plugging away and they'll get to the bottom of things .. something which I think they have done already after having chatted to another user here. Apparently some test website identified the issue and had a modified VBIOS sent to them which eliminated the 20% power thing, so it's been fixed, but will probably go through more extensive testing to make sure no other cards are affected in the same way etc, and once that's been done, it'll be released on the Sapphire product pages for that card or at a user request etc ..

Unfortunately I have no idea as to when that may be, but from past experience with VBIOS issues, it'll probably be a matter of weeks once it's all be tweaked to their satisfaction and after testing them thoroughly.

If I hear of anything more, then there'll be a forum announcement as per usual when things like that crop up ..

Hope that helps clear things up ."


i suppose that's a fairly good result. its at least better than those crappy responses and having the threads closed almost straight away haha

i'll be keeping watch for an annoucement on that forum then!
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