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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102945

some people on the newegg reviews are saying that when they buy it the 2nd bios is already set to some unlocked thing, is it the full 6970 settings or just extra shaders?

what have people here heard about them unlocking, and does it void the warranty if it unlocks?
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I believe it voids it, but thats only if you leave it flashed forever. If you ever need to RMA just flash it back & you'll be fine. who would ever know?

I believe those cards have a chance of having unlocked bios. Its like a 50% chance tho.
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I flashed both mine no problem. They didnt have increased shaders out of the box though I don't think. When you flash them you should make a backup of the original BIOS so that if you need to RMA them you can reflash to stock as mentioned above.
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Read the last bit of interaction between Arizonian and myself in this thread for some good insights about your question ... http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...l#post15470647 ...

Basic answers though are;
- Yes there's a CHANCE the DIRT3 card CAN Un-Lock
- YES it has a DUAL (2nd) BIOS w/ a Switch on the Card
- The 2nd BIOS only unlocks the SHADERS, you'd still have to OC the card to match HD-6970 levels
- and NO it doesn't VOID the warranty flipping the switch (HARD FLASHING will VOID the warranty from some Manufacturers though)
   
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
Read the last bit of interaction between Arizonian and myself in this thread for some good insights about your question ... http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...l#post15470647 ...

Basic answers though are;
- Yes there's a CHANCE the DIRT3 card CAN Un-Lock
- YES it has a DUAL (2nd) BIOS w/ a Switch on the Card
- The 2nd BIOS only unlocks the SHADERS, you'd still have to OC the card to match HD-6970 levels
- and NO it doesn't VOID the warranty flipping the switch (HARD FLASHING will VOID the warranty from some Manufacturers though)
Theres your answer right there
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