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Also, I will be running bf3. I believe o will need the 2gb instead of the 1 gb. I don't plan to upgrade for a long time.
    
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Also, I will be running bf3. I believe o will need the 2gb instead of the 1 gb. I don't plan to upgrade for a long time.
    
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Sorry about the double post not sure why it's doing that. But I think I'm convinced to buy the toxic 6950.
    
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The Sapphire Toxic 6950 is a great choice. I am not sure of the exact process as I have not owned a 6950 and tried, but basically the only difference between a 6950 and 6970 is the locked shaders so with some cards you can unlock them to basically have a 6970. I'm pretty sure the Toxic is unlockable and has the BIOS switch to recover from a bad BIOS flash of the card during unlocking
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The Sapphire Toxic 6950 is a great choice. I am not sure of the exact process as I have not owned a 6950 and tried, but basically the only difference between a 6950 and 6970 is the locked shaders so with some cards you can unlock them to basically have a 6970. I'm pretty sure the Toxic is unlockable and has the BIOS switch to recover from a bad BIOS flash of the card during unlocking

Yep its most 6950 are unlockable as I've read. But there is still a chance that it cant be unlocked. But the only thing I need to do is unlock the shadders and it will be almost a 6970?
    
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Yep its most 6950 are unlockable as I've read. But there is still a chance that it cant be unlocked. But the only thing I need to do is unlock the shadders and it will be almost a 6970?

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1608/1/
This article pretty much answers all your questions.
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http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1608/1/
This article pretty much answers all your questions.

Thanks. That really cleared my head.
    
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