Just to throw it out there for anyone still in the hunt for one (or another one) of these units - I picked one up later in the series (#2194) still has the 10 chips and was successfully unlocked.
I noticed however that New Egg seems to be selling previously opened cards as new units mine being clearly removed from packaging at least once with no seal anywhere and the single piece of tape on the anti-static bag was moved with sticky residue near by on the bag. This might be how they're shipped but seemed to be worth noting.
I threw on this bios:
EVGA with 1.15v max after not finding a 470GTX MSI Twin Frozr II bios anywhere but hopefully will be able to swap over to this one later.
Which worked right off the bat and ran like a champ for a solid 4 hour gaming-fest in both 'regular' unlocked mode and with a modest ~10% OC.
I initially wasn't able to flash it with NCspecV81's version of the 470r.ROM however which may or may not be worth noting but there it is. I have a feeling this was probably returned to New Egg after someone couldn't get it to flash hence the packaging question mark.
Pentium D EE 3.2Ghz (O.C. 3.75Ghz, Corsair H70)
Asus PN32SLI Deluxe
6GB DDR2 800 RAM
Antec 900 Case with additional fans and no neon light show
MSI 465GTX Twin Frozr II GE (Single, Unlocked)
XFX 8800GTS (g92) Alpha Dog Edition 512MB (dedicated PhysX)
WD 64GB SSD Drive (Boot)
(2) Raid 0 WD Caviar Black 500GB drives (Data)
Kingwin LAZER 850w PSU 80+ Gold