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It was a bug in gpu-z. doh.gif

3dmark 11 was about the same (actually a few points higher on the 7950 bios) at the same clock speeds.

Well, apparently MSI redesigned the 7950 twin frozor 3 recently. It is basically a 7950 on a 7970 pcb. Nice card but I've been dieing to know what'll happen if I flash a 7970 bios onto it. Well, here is what happens. biggrin.gif

This is the 7970 MSI bios on techpowerup's bios repository.


Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 7/19/12 at 6:25pm
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Unable your Crossfire setting and see if GPU-Z still shows the same amount of shaders on the card. Possible glitch on GPU-Z?


Run 3dmark11 on 1 card without the BIOS flash and then on the other and see if the xtra shaders help score out.



If the card is truly unlocked that is awesome news for the new TF3 owners. smile.gif


I have been trying to flash my Sapphire 950mhz HD7950 since I got it without any success. I think it can unlock but just need the right BIOS.


Please upload your stock TF3 BIOS and post a link to it here so I can down load and try it. You have to put it in zip file to upload it.


I started a thread on HD7950s with HD7970 PCB discussion here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1281711/hd7950-revised-with-reference-hd7970-pcb-club#post_17724563
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get some benches and games running and report back with gaming boosts! this is awsome and if it is the next 6950 im in for a pair!!!
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there's quite a few reviews on newegg that are stating that they successfully unlocked to a 7970
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Originally Posted by SonDa5 View Post

Unable your Crossfire setting and see if GPU-Z still shows the same amount of shaders on the card. Possible glitch on GPU-Z?
Run 3dmark11 on 1 card without the BIOS flash and then on the other and see if the xtra shaders help score out.
If the card is truly unlocked that is awesome news for the new TF3 owners. smile.gif
I have been trying to flash my Sapphire 950mhz HD7950 since I got it without any success. I think it can unlock but just need the right BIOS.
Please upload your stock TF3 BIOS and post a link to it here so I can down load and try it. You have to put it in zip file to upload it.
I started a thread on HD7950s with HD7970 PCB discussion here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1281711/hd7950-revised-with-reference-hd7970-pcb-club#post_17724563

Crap, it could be a bug in gpu-z. I just disabled crossfire and its reporting 1792. I'm off to try some 3d mark 11.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 7/19/12 at 6:01pm
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post #6 of 26
Congrats if you did, but you should probably run some quick benchies and post before people start jumping in calling shenanigans.
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I know a guy with that card. It had 2048 shaders out of box. Tested heaven and BF3 and it was stable at 1000mhz core. And he payed $329.99 for it last week. Is it a bug or is it legit? I need to know.
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Quote:
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I know a guy with that card. It had 2048 shaders out of box. Tested heaven and BF3 and it was stable at 1000mhz core. And he payed $329.99 for it last week. Is it a bug or is it legit? I need to know.

Rofl, they're just stuffing boxes with 7970s in them, too lazy to even reflash to 7950.
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Might be a bug in gpu-z guys. Let me do some testing.
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If that's the case, I'm going to quadfire sooner than expected. =P
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