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From your link above, only this one is known to have Dual-Bios switch. Have not seen anyone with the MSI 6950 1GB here declared it has BIOS switch.

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

From your link above, only this one is known to have Dual-Bios switch. Have not seen anyone with the MSI 6950 1GB here declared it has BIOS switch.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949

300x225px-LL-233fa6cb_14-102-949-TS.jpeg

There's a guy who mentioned it in the feedback. Is it like hit and miss? some have the switch and some dont?
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Most of the recent cards likely won't unlock, at least the 1GB ones. It is worth a shot, and Sapphire/Powercolor cards are more likely than others, but don't hold your breath on it. Even if it doesn't unlock, it doesn't really matter. The performance difference at the same clocks is about 5% at most, so just overclock your 6950, and it should easily go higher than what a 6970 is clocked at.
    
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Almost sure that model has Dual-BIOS switch. Have seen few users here declared it. Unlock or not will depend on if the GPU Core is laser cut or not. If it is the later, there will have no shaders to unlock, Dual-BIOS switch or not.

 

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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

From your link above, only this one is known to have Dual-Bios switch. Have not seen anyone with the MSI 6950 1GB here declared it has BIOS switch.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949

300x225px-LL-233fa6cb_14-102-949-TS.jpeg

There's a guy who mentioned it in the feedback. Is it like hit and miss? some have the switch and some dont?


 

 

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Most of the recent cards likely won't unlock, at least the 1GB ones. It is worth a shot, and Sapphire/Powercolor cards are more likely than others, but don't hold your breath on it. Even if it doesn't unlock, it doesn't really matter. The performance difference at the same clocks is about 5% at most, so just overclock your 6950, and it should easily go higher than what a 6970 is clocked at.
I hope I get lucky. Tomorrow is the Judgement day!
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

Almost sure that model has Dual-BIOS switch. Have seen few users here declared it. Unlock or not will depend on if the GPU Core is laser cut or not. If it is the later, there will have no shaders to unlock, Dual-BIOS switch or not.


 




Is that and this one same??
Look very identical both have feedback with unlocks! confusion!!

EDIT!
So stupid of me. the latter is 2 GB version! tongue.gif
Edited by NHS2008 - 12/8/11 at 3:10am
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Yeah, the other one is the 2GB version. There's no way to be sure if the shadres are laser cut or not until we buy and try to unlock it.

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Yeah, the other one is the 2GB version. There's no way to be sure if the shadres are laser cut or not until we buy and try to unlock it.

What do you think about this?? MSI FTW!
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/msi_r6950_twin_froz_iii_power_edition_unlocking,1.html
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