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Frankly, the NON-Reference XFX cards don't have a particularly strong history of Un-Locking and/or OverClocking and I wouldn't personally recommend them ...

IF you want the EASIEST Option at SAFELY Un-Locking an AMD HD-6950 card I recommend you look at my post ... http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/114...l#post15399342 ...
In it you'll find a listing of the BEST Non-Ref Rev2 HD-6950 Model's with the DUAL BIOS /& Switch that makes unlocking as risk free as possible and potentially you don't even need to know how to FLASH the card, so ZERO chance of you BRICKING the card, but with a DUAL or SECOND BIOS on the card, even if you do, you still have a safety backup.

Good Luck
   
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I love my cards Bf3 max out no problem always 60+ fps. However it's not going to run bf3 in eyefinity maxed out with that frame rate. Will still do really well i image. Make sure you get the 2gb cards if you are going eyefinity
I dont mind that I wont be able to max the game in eyefinity Thank you for the input
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Toxic cards have the higest Percent to unlock into 6970s
The Toxic cards look like where I'm going to be
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^ It's also a true blower-style cooler, which is better for multi-card setups IMO, since they'll exhaust out of the case instead of dumping heat all over each other.
Yes, I agree fully about blower style cards...cant stand cards that vent into the case myself.

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Frankly, the NON-Reference XFX cards don't have a particularly strong history of Un-Locking and/or OverClocking and I wouldn't personally recommend them ...

IF you want the EASIEST Option at SAFELY Un-Locking an AMD HD-6950 card I recommend you look at my post ... http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/114...l#post15399342 ...
In it you'll find a listing of the BEST Non-Ref Rev2 HD-6950 Model's with the DUAL BIOS /& Switch that makes unlocking as risk free as possible and potentially you don't even need to know how to FLASH the card, so ZERO chance of you BRICKING the card, but with a DUAL or SECOND BIOS on the card, even if you do, you still have a safety backup.

Good Luck
Great post! very informative!

+1 to you guys!
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I had this same dilemma about two weeks ago. Get the Toxic while it's still in stock, you won't regret it . I'm also planning on picking up another one in December so we're in the same boat. My first one unlocked no problems with a flick of a switch, like most of them do.
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Well its been settled, I'll be getting a toxic tomorrow off the egg. In a little bit I'll order another one for CF thanks guys!
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Well its been settled, I'll be getting a toxic tomorrow off the egg. In a little bit I'll order another one for CF thanks guys!
Cool ... look forward to adding you to our group ... SAPPhIRE TOXIC HD-6950 Club
   
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Cool ... look forward to adding you to our group ... SAPPhIRE TOXIC HD-6950 Club
one question. Is the it a refrence card? They will be swimmers so it needs to be refernce PCB...i know stupid question.

NVM found the answer. lol.
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one question. Is the it a refrence card? They will be swimmers so it needs to be refernce PCB...i know stupid question.

NVM found the answer. lol.
Swimmers ? ... I take it that's your way of saying you're going to WATER COOLING ?
Then yeah the TOXIC is built off the HD-6970 Rev. 2 Reference PCB and EK has a FULL COVER Plate and BackPlate for the TOXIC cards.
   
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Swimmers ? ... I take it that's your way of saying you're going to WATER COOLING ?
Then yeah the TOXIC is built off the HD-6970 Rev. 2 Reference PCB and EK has a FULL COVER Plate and BackPlate for the TOXIC cards.
yea, 2 seconds after I asked that question I was on the TOXIC club page and saw the EK blocks and back plate and yes, calling them swimmers is how I refer to water cooled bits in a pc lol
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Swimmers ? ... I take it that's your way of saying you're going to WATER COOLING ?
Then yeah the TOXIC is built off the HD-6970 Rev. 2 Reference PCB and EK has a FULL COVER Plate and BackPlate for the TOXIC cards.
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yea, 2 seconds after I asked that question I was on the TOXIC club page and saw the EK blocks and back plate and yes, calling them swimmers is how I refer to water cooled bits in a pc lol
You do not want to use the EK block because the ver2 block only comes in nickel. The EK backplate is only bling and it doesn't do any cooling (actually keeps radiant heat from rising), raises your chances of a short as well.

Also, the xfx rev2 6950 is based of the 6870 pcb just like all other revised 6950s because that is the current AMD revision. And like they decree most are flash disabled, but that hurdle is easy to sidestep with a gum mod. And these pcbs can use the 6870 fullcover, and Aqua has a 6870 block specifically for this fitment.
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What's wrong with Nickel ? I'm not a W/C'ing guy, but still curious ? does it introduce possible galvanic corrosion into the W/C loop or something ?


Also DangerDen has one then ... http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd-69...k-v2.html#tabs

And it looks like SwiftTech's KOMODO-HD6900-2 will also work w/ the Ver2 plate ... http://www.swiftech.com/KOMODO-HD6900.aspx#tab4

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