Originally Posted by Ken1649
You don't know until you buy the card and try to unlock, if it's a reference design most likely will let you unlock the locked shaders. Problem is, they are no longer available BNIB unless you buy one used.
The only reference design 6950 2GB that's still circulating that I know is the Diamond 6950. I've just picked-up one today and it had unlocked successfully
some TigerDirect (CompUSA) and MicroCenter stores have them in stock. If you buy it from MicroCenter, they will price-match TigerDirect (CompUSA) price ($259) if within the vicinity of their store.Edited by drBlahMan - 10/29/11 at 1:12am