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Sorry PontiacGTX, but that 1 GB card ... Isn't WORTH that kind of Money
   
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What model can you get from slovakia, because if it's like me in brasil, it dont matter wich model is better because it will surely not be available for resale here...
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No chance of unlocking i would go with the HAWK MSI or the XFX but if you wanna try to flash it ot a 6970... witch you really dont need to do as you can over clock the stock 6950 with out flashing to a 6970 ... speeds .... i would say go with the cheapest one you can get with a reputable company ... i have XFX and love it ...
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No chance of unlocking i would go with the HAWK MSI or the XFX but if you wanna try to flash it ot a 6970... witch you really dont need to do as you can over clock the stock 6950 with out flashing to a 6970 ... speeds .... i would say go with the cheapest one you can get with a reputable company ... i have XFX and love it ...
First off, MSI doesn't MAKE a HD-6950 HAWK version ? http://eu.msi.com/product/vga/#?fp=R...Radeon HD 6950



And second, not a single XFX 6950 (except the Org REF card which he won't find new) has a DUAL BIOS ...

I'd strongly recommend getting ONLY a HD-6950 with the DUAL BIOS on the card, especially if you want to attempt Unlocking one, the DUAL BIOS is a MUST to protect yourself against mistakes and/or faulty FLASH attempts.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 11/2/11 at 6:25pm
   
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www.a6.sk www.atecko.sk www.interstore.sk www.talkive.sk. You can use www.heureka.sk if the cards are even sold.
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Sorry, but people on the first page don't know what they're talking about. Reference is the best 6950. It has Digital PWM over Analog regulators, dual BIOS (as was pointed above) and the highest chance of an unlock.

http://www.a6.sk/predaj/4420/11188-0...UAL-FAN--BIOS/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Cheaped out non-ref solutions like that Visiontek tend to be junk quality and locked, while cards like the Twin-Frozr 3 have higher chance of an unlock, along with meh PCB quality (single BIOS) but a solid cooler.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...0&postcount=46

Personally, I'd get reference. But you can get the TF3 as well. I went through on this subject before.
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It has only one fan cooler. What are your temps. like?

Does anyone have the Dual Dirt 3 card?
I gots two of them Great cards!
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Were they easy to unlock Dysheeki?
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Were they easy to unlock Dysheeki?
Reference cards will +%90 unlock. Just have to BIOS flash. If that doesn't go, you can use the BIOS switch to go back. You have to know your way though. If you don't, you may end up bricking your card. So in that case, I'd suggest a reference 6970. You don't have to think too much on it having "one fan". That cooler is a Vapour Chamber (eh); one big, curved heatpipe. With the fan blowing air through it, while creating a vacuum chamber inside the card to push hot air out of the back of your case. Also, the reference is better than any other 6950.

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