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Hey all. Earlier today i ordered http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

hoping it will unlock to a 6970 on the 2nd bios
my question though is whether or not my sig rig would show any kind of a bottleneck while playing bf3 in 1080p and ultra settings
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no not at all
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Lol you serious?
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Nope! Enjoy the frostbite 2.0 engine they way it was meant to be, ultra settings!
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Lol you serious?
i had assumed there wouldn't be one, but for some reason i have it stuck in my head that since i'm not SB, then there would be one
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Like others said you should be fine ... and congrats on the DIRT3 card, a FINE option.

For trying to UnLock it ... it's VERY SIMPLE ... just follow my ...
Step-by-Step Guide to Un-Locking a DUAL BIOS Card w/ Switch, Thanks to LA_Kings_Fan
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan
Step 1 - Install the card, turn on your computer and windows will most likely install the current driver before you can even install the CD software that came with the card.
Step 2 - You can install the CD software, but to be honest the WIN 7 driver the system auto loads for you should work too, so you could skip to Step 3 I guess ?
Step 3 - With things running, install GPU-Z and/or TriXX software or both ... then open the programs to review the Factory defaults of your card, note shaders and Core clocks etc.
Step 4 - In GPU-Z or TriXX SAVE your factory BIOS of the card. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. You might just need it in case something goes wrong and need to reinstall the factory BIOS file in case position #2 Unlocked BIOS FAILS, and flipping the switch back to position #1 won't reload the original BIOS for some reason. THIS shouldn't happen, but better SAFE and SAVED than sorry and SOL.
Step 5 - Shut Down Windows and turn off your Computer.
Step 6 - FLIP the little Dual BIOS switch near the back plate / SLI Bridge area to position #2.
Step 7 - Turn on Computer and reboot up.
Step 8 - Re-open TriXX and/or GPU-Z and check your Shaders ... if it's 1536, CONGRATS your card UNLOCKED and you have a HD-6970 now no BIOS FLASH required it's ON the card from Sapphire ... if it's still 1408, Bummer dude no Factory Un-Lock , you could still then try FLASHING it to Unlock it, but YES this can be slightly risky and CAN void your warranty if you BRICK the card by Flashing it, most likely you have a card that Will NOT unlock, remember it's NOT Guaranteed.
BEFORE .......... VS. .......... AFTER
BINGO ! Unlocked 6950 ... IF your card is one of the LUCKY ONES, it's NOT GUARANTEED Remember !

Not ALL CAYMAN GPU chip's will Unlock ... but 0% of the ANTILLES GPU chips will ! and SOME DIRT3 cards have reported been shipped with the ANTILLES GPU chips on them, so ...



In General the Sapphire HD-6950 DIRT3 edition has around a 33%-50% successful report of Unlocking, so it's not unusual IF yours doesn't unlock unfortunately.

GOOD LUCK
   
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