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AMD 6970 from a asus desktop, the real card?

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So the story is this my friend has a asus desktop im assuming he got from frys, or best buy. Its not a custom machine its a stock store bought desktop. We where working on his computer and he wanted it takin out as he was not using it. So we put him on the onboard video. He is gonna let me borrow it at some point and if I like it he might sell it to me.

My question before I jump on it is since it is from a store bought machine is this a crippled version of a true 6970 or is it the real/whole shabang?

Last I remember it was smaller than what my old 6950 was when i got it, but still of good size. Is this worth checking out and how will I be able to tell if its a crippled version for the general public?
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Post some pictures of the card and take a GPU-Z screenshot.
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Since you have the luxury of test driving it before purchasing, I'd say plug it in and fire up cpuz/gpuz and they should tell you. You can do some benches as well and see how it stacks up to retail versions of the card. If it doesn't, you can either spend your money on a real one, or haggle the price down on that one.

I don't know how you'd be able to tell if there's a difference aside from asking someone at best buy (good luck with that), but you can fire it up and check things like core/memory clocks and shaders and see if they're the same as a stock retail version.
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^ Yep.
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Could be 6870 by any chance? HD 6970 is a bit high end for a Best buy computer.
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You know I never thought of that could have misread it, could be a 6870. Ill find out later today I guess. Im pretty sure it said 6970 though and I dont know where he got it but it was a stock asus with a i5 sandy in there. Ill give it a go with GPUz then when I get home. Any one know the stock 6970 shader count?
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