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Very interesting pickup Mike ... i might have a dig at peeling back my sticker and see what i can find smile.gif
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That is a good find. Maybe they were once a 680, but had trouble running at spec, but fine at the 670 spec so they were sold as such. Very interesting.
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I just purchased this card today myself but I'm curious about something on this Gigabyte version of the 670 On the bottom where it shows the model number it looks like they used the 680 boards and they just stuck a sticker over the model number to sell them as a 670.
Example as to VR-Zones review here: http://assets.vr-zone.net/15831/P1050754.jpg
Wonder if this means that we might be able to flash the 680 bios over the 670 version and unlock the card (long shot I know but a man can hope)
Also long time lurker and first time poster here on Overclock.net. smile.gif
EDIT: Better picture

Wow this could be the biggest score in GPU history if they are flashable. Who's gonna bite the bullet and try it?
    
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VR Zone should try it!
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Wow this could be the biggest score in GPU history if they are flashable. Who's gonna bite the bullet and try it?

People tried that with the 7950's flashing them to a 7970 -- it worked.
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People tried that with the 7950's flashing them to a 7970 -- it worked.

Since Im getting 2 tomorrow I may try it myself
    
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Well i just got my hands on the gygabyte 680 OC bios ... will have a crack at this later tonight and see if i can do anything with it
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Well i just got my hands on the gygabyte 680 OC bios ... will have a crack at this later tonight and see if i can do anything with it

Are you just gonna use nVFlash? Make sure you do pre and post benches if you are successful.


I applaud your cajones sir
    
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Are you just gonna use nVFlash? Make sure you do pre and post benches if you are successful.
I applaud your cajones sir

What's the point? I mean in the case of 6950>6970 and 7950>7970 the gains were significant. That wouldn't be the case in 670>680, even if bios update was successful. I mean that's great for the heck of it, but not worth the trouble.
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What's the point? I mean in the case of 6950>6970 and 7950>7970 the gains were significant. That wouldn't be the case in 670>680, even if bios update was successful. I mean that's great for the heck of it, but not worth the trouble.

Worth the trouble? A bios flash literally takes seconds and if it fails just pop in another video card and reflash.
    
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