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1 x Diamond HD 6850 1GB
1 x XFX Black Edition HD 6850 1GB
Pic of my Diamond 6850


Pic of my XFX 6850
Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

CPU-Z for the XFX 6850
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wzv7a/

I will be running them in crossfire soon thumb.gif
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Flashed the bios of my XFX 6850 to XFX 6870!
Stock bios 3dmark11 score


With the 6870 bios I got this thumb.gif

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8171384

Thats a 232 point score increase on professional settings!
Edited by SRICE4904 - 3/29/14 at 2:19am
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1 x Diamond HD 6850 1GB
1 x XFX Black Edition HD 6850 1GB
Pic of my Diamond 6850


Pic of my XFX 6850
Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

CPU-Z for the XFX 6850
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wzv7a/

I will be running them in crossfire soon thumb.gif
Have fun. Great little cards still. Are you overclocked?
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Well now running the XFX R9 270X, putting the 6870 in my Home PC that everyone uses so it will never be stressed out again.
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Well now running the XFX R9 270X, putting the 6870 in my Home PC that everyone uses so it will never be stressed out again.
A good retirement I must say
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Have fun. Great little cards still. Are you overclocked?
I flashed the bios from a XFX 6870 on my 6850.

XFX 6850 stock settings:
Core Clk: 820.00 MHz
Memory Clk: 1100.00 MHz
Voltage: 1.150 V
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wzv7a/

XFX 6850 w/ XFX 6870 bios:
Core Clk: 900.00 MHz
Memory Clk: 1050.00 MHz
Voltage: 1.175 V
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/zac89/

Here is a link to my 3dMark 11 benchmark:
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8173550
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I read all over that I could flash the bios of my xfx 6850 and it worked! biggrin.gif

Now my question is with my Diamond HD 6850 can I flash the Diamond 6870 bios over with the same results? And if I can will I be able to run them in crossfire that way?
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I read all over that I could flash the bios of my xfx 6850 and it worked! biggrin.gif

Now my question is with my Diamond HD 6850 can I flash the Diamond 6870 bios over with the same results? And if I can will I be able to run them in crossfire that way?

Anyone have suggestions or comments? Any help will be much appreciated.
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I read all over that I could flash the bios of my xfx 6850 and it worked! biggrin.gif

Now my question is with my Diamond HD 6850 can I flash the Diamond 6870 bios over with the same results? And if I can will I be able to run them in crossfire that way?

Anyone have suggestions or comments? Any help will be much appreciated.
Yeah to be honest all you are doing is overclocking your cards by flashing them to 6870 BIOS. These cards are not like the 6950's where a BIOS flash would unlock the disabled shader clusters and turn it into a 6970. All the 6870 BIOS does is make the 6850 run at 6870 clocks. And that is easily attainable with normal overclocking through MSI Afterburner. So why don't you just save yourself the trouble and risk of bricking a card and OC your cards normally?
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Yeah to be honest all you are doing is overclocking your cards by flashing them to 6870 BIOS. These cards are not like the 6950's where a BIOS flash would unlock the disabled shader clusters and turn it into a 6970. All the 6870 BIOS does is make the 6850 run at 6870 clocks. And that is easily attainable with normal overclocking through MSI Afterburner. So why don't you just save yourself the trouble and risk of bricking a card and OC your cards normally?
Yeah I know about and tried using those programs but with the non reference cards not having a voltage regulator I couldn't up the voltage. That sucked so I flashed my bios. Runs great with the .025v increase at the 6870 clocks. My question is can I do the same thing to my diamond ( if I brick it I can always reflash it with the stock bios right? I made a back up) and can I run them in crossfire?
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