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post #11 of 37
Its a craps shoot. The difference in performance is hardly big enough to warrant worrying about it imo.
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post #12 of 37
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Its a craps shoot. The difference in performance is hardly big enough to warrant worrying about it imo.

Difference is 10 Fps.
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Difference is 10 Fps.

I don't even know what to say to that.

The difference in the extra shaders is maybe 3%, usually less based on the benchmarks that I've seen.
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post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post

I don't even know what to say to that.
The difference in the extra shaders is maybe 3%, usually less based on the benchmarks that I've seen.

on some games there was 10FPS difference 6970/6950.
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post #15 of 37
I got my Diamond to unlock... and its a non-reference design as well and includes a Dual BIOS Switch.

Currently running it as a 6970! biggrin.gif

However, as many here have pointed out...

I don't really see any difference between running it as a 6970; over switching it back to a 6950.
     
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post #16 of 37
I would not recommend the tf3. It cools very bad. Mine did unlock and oclock very well, but it ran to hot. The toxic is the best you can get in my opinion.
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post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Toxsick View Post

on some games there was 10FPS difference 6970/6950.

You can still overclock a 6950 to 6970 speeds without any bios flash which is why I say that the difference in the extra shaders isn't really enough to worry about. You shouldn't go trying to flash a 6970 bios onto any non-reference 6950 or any 6950 for that matter. Its a good way to brick a card.
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post #18 of 37
I got a reference Diamond 6950 that didnt unlock.
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post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post

You can still overclock a 6950 to 6970 speeds without any bios flash which is why I say that the difference in the extra shaders isn't really enough to worry about. You shouldn't go trying to flash a 6970 bios onto any non-reference 6950 or any 6950 for that matter. Its a good way to brick a card.

If yours has 2 bios-es then you're safe, though. thumb.gif
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post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

I would not recommend the tf3. It cools very bad. Mine did unlock and oclock very well, but it ran to hot. The toxic is the best you can get in my opinion.

Mine were fine, like 34/65 cels with ambient at 24 ish?
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