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This for someone that already has a hd 6970/6950 or want a mining ltc card

I had actually bought 2 of these before this post was made, and that is exactly what they are going to be ^^
the price/hash rate on these things are great. Can't wait to get them mining.
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Sorry for derailing this. redface.gif Are they really that much better for mining and why? I'd think the power usage would make any GCN equivalent more appealing even if you do lose some raw power.
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Sorry for derailing this. redface.gif Are they really that much better for mining and why? I'd think the power usage would make any GCN equivalent more appealing even if you do lose some raw power.

I wish I was more informed on the subject, unfortunately, this is the most I know...
https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison
Yes the wattage makes a huge difference on investment, but the 6950s mine at an average of almost 100+k/hash/second.
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A 6950 that cannot unlock will get around 460Khash/s with a good OC (~950MHz).

A 7850 can only manage about 410-420 and that requires pushing the core to ~1.2GHz, where it really isn't any better performance per watt anyway.
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Dont someo of these flash to 6970s?

Older reference models were highly likely to unlock shaders, but this is not a reference PCB, and is probably a much later GPU sample. I would not get my hopes up about unlocking it.
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A 6950 that cannot unlock will get around 460Khash/s with a good OC (~950MHz).

A 7850 can only manage about 410-420 and that requires pushing the core to ~1.2GHz, where it really isn't any better performance per watt anyway.
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Dont someo of these flash to 6970s?

Older reference models were highly likely to unlock shaders, but this is not a reference PCB, and is probably a much later GPU sample. I would not get my hopes up about unlocking it.

For you, or anyone else thinking about buying and flashing, check this out.
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1572460&page=11
Almost everyone who attempted the flash on 6950s were successful, but according to most of the specific AX6950 2GBD5-2DH flashes I've seen stated that it would not take.
The 2 on this site that claimed to have actually tried failed, so I don't think it will stick, but it does have a bios switch for read-only bios in-case you want to try anyways.
http://shop.amd.com/us/gaming/ProductReviews/GraphicCard/AX6950%202GBD5-2DH?page=1&order=NewestFirst&ratingFilter=5&sourceFilter=NCIX-US

EDIT:
After simply checking the keyword '6970' on newegg's reviews, seems many people were successful with their flashes. VERY nice ^^
Edited by Bridden - 11/30/13 at 8:01pm
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I wish I was more informed on the subject, unfortunately, this is the most I know...
https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison
Yes the wattage makes a huge difference on investment, but the 6950s mine at an average of almost 100+k/hash/second.
Apparently, i got like 300+ khash/s on 1.1GHz
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A 6950 that cannot unlock will get around 460Khash/s with a good OC (~950MHz).

A 7850 can only manage about 410-420 and that requires pushing the core to ~1.2GHz, where it really isn't any better performance per watt anyway.
Older reference models were highly likely to unlock shaders, but this is not a reference PCB, and is probably a much later GPU sample. I would not get my hopes up about unlocking it.
You're a bit wrong on that. I fished out a 6950 and it only did 300+ @ 950MHz and it's true that a 7850 @ 1.2GHz (Easy for a 7850) pulls way less power than a 6950 @ 950MHz
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Apparently, i got like 300+ khash/s on 1.1GHz
You're a bit wrong on that. I fished out a 6950 and it only did 300+ @ 950MHz and it's true that a 7850 @ 1.2GHz (Easy for a 7850) pulls way less power than a 6950 @ 950MHz

Might need to tune that 6950 then. I'm getting 475kh/s when I have it running all out at -i 20, normally I run at -i 14 so I can actually use my system and I get 370 kh/s.
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Apparently, i got like 300+ khash/s on 1.1GHz
You're a bit wrong on that. I fished out a 6950 and it only did 300+ @ 950MHz and it's true that a 7850 @ 1.2GHz (Easy for a 7850) pulls way less power than a 6950 @ 950MHz

Might need to tune that 6950 then. I'm getting 475kh/s when I have it running all out at -i 20, normally I run at -i 14 so I can actually use my system and I get 370 kh/s.

I'm HOPING to get 500+ each, just so I can mine at 1mh/s 24/7. Set it and forget it, they will be completely dedicated to mining at i20. Did you flash yours, or unlock shaders?
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Might need to tune that 6950 then. I'm getting 475kh/s when I have it running all out at -i 20, normally I run at -i 14 so I can actually use my system and I get 370 kh/s.
that said though i used to have a quadfire 6990 (6990x2) mining rig that i gave to my buddy so i know those numbers are actually just about right. (I always tuned my 6990s)
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hrm I happen to have 2 6950's that I had water cooled but just took apart.. ( clc mod and swiftech gpu block)
this sounds real interesting if I get one yes I saw it before but this post made me think about using it for mining.. :> thanks everyone
and if I buy one ill def rep the op.

I also have 2 7970 lightnings that could use a workout.. hrmmm

but after reading a bit it seems my 780ti isn't the card to be used for this. just as well. thanks everyone.
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edit I need to keep the rooms warm this winter.. maybe lower the thermostat..
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