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gotta love the silicon laser lottery with AMD's history, be it unlocking more cores on CPUs(athlons, semprons and more), the shaders on the (6950 > 6970), and the handful of GCN unlocks(Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga(?)). Time to bring in the next treat

Yep I got a bargain 6950 that unlocked the shaders, was a nice bonus along with a small OC quite an increase in performance.
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gamechanger if it applies to most 4gb 480's that actually costed $200. still doesn't solve it's glaring power issues.

You had to be that guy that spoiled the party. smile.gif
post #22 of 92
The title slightly bothers me, since from what I've read so far its not on all 4GB models, just a few. The title makes it sound like all of them have 8GB and are just locked.
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Will see how this is going to work out. Doubt AMD would allow something like this to be so easily exploited.
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meh

i'd rather the aftermarket cards keep just 4GB of memory, but fix every other problem. Reduce power consumption, noise and heat emission, boost performance slightly, etc.
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meh

i'd rather the aftermarket cards keep just 4GB of memory, but fix every other problem. Reduce power consumption, noise and heat emission, boost performance slightly, etc.

I'm sure they are going to be sufficient in the areas you mention.
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I'm sure they are going to be sufficient in the areas you mention.

I certainly hope so.

As it is right now, it seems like a 970 just got 25% cheaper (but with extra problems).

Still an improvement, but not enough improvement after such a long wait.
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Boy, if Nvidia did this with their 1060's. Catch all kinds of hell.

Remember, it's only on early 480's. It also hasn't been confirmed that it's possible to unlock the extra 4gb. This shouldn't be a selling point or something that should be expected. More like an added bonus if it is unlockable and you catch one of those cards.
     
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gamechanger if it applies to most 4gb 480's that actually costed $200. still doesn't solve it's glaring power issues.

You mean the power issue most video cards suffer from?

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post #29 of 92
Wasn't this proven false information a while back? The review units amd sent out had the full 8GB of vram and 2 bios options to allow testers to test both configs. Easier than sending two cards.

Classic case of misinformation.
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I rather just spend the extra $40 for a piece of mind that i will have 8gbs.
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