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Wow I'm suprised it took 5 pages for ppl to realize that he effectively had a 6850 running instead of a 6870.
 
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Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post

It's a hd6870, Sapphire released a batch of hd6870's with bad BIOS that only had the shader count of a hd6850, they corrected the mistake, and later SKU's were fixed, but it seems there are still a few floating around out there, and unfortunately the OP got one. Sapphire tech support should be able to help him resolve the issue rather easily.

It's okay, I didnt bother flashing. If i RMA i would need to wait months till i get it back. Since i'm from Europe i don't think i can. doh.gif
Even if i return to shop, they won't accept it anyway.

I bought this sapphire 6870 back in 2011 i didn't notice any issues except performance decrease in most games.
Basically i paid 6870 for 6850 performance 250 € = 328.72500 U.S. dollars

Btw, instead of flashing i increased the voltage to 1.185 and most games are running smoother now.

for 328$ i could get gtx 570 in USA mad.gif but whatever... Soon i'm gonna buy upcoming 600 series from nvidia.
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post #53 of 56
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Wow I'm suprised it took 5 pages for ppl to realize that he effectively had a 6850 running instead of a 6870.

wow thats certainly something unexpected. OP got scammed.
post #54 of 56
mine runs BF3 Multiplayer player fine on the high preset, i get around 60FPS average

EDIT: Sorry to hear that you got unlucky.
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It's okay, I didnt bother flashing. If i RMA i would need to wait months till i get it back. Since i'm from Europe i don't think i can. doh.gif
Even if i return to shop, they won't accept it anyway.
I bought this sapphire 6870 back in 2011 i didn't notice any issues except performance decrease in most games.
Basically i paid 6870 for 6850 performance 250 € = 328.72500 U.S. dollars
Btw, instead of flashing i increased the voltage to 1.185 and most games are running smoother now.
for 328$ i could get gtx 570 in USA mad.gif but whatever... Soon i'm gonna buy upcoming 600 series from nvidia.

You don't need to RMA the card, if you contact sapphire support they should email you the correct bios, and instructions on how to flash it.

It will probably take you five minutes, and you'll get the performance you should be getting out of your hd6870. The extra shaders would help out a nice bit, then you could OC from there, and probably get the kind of performance you were hoping for when you bought it.
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insyxion, did you ever get it fixed? or find out what the problem was? ...just curious.
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