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post #2491 of 3890
How would a 6950 compare to a 6850 in crossfire?
Reason being is i'm picking up a new motherboard in the next week (Asus crosshair V Formula) which supports crossfire so i'm wondering whether a 6950 would give me better performance then picking up another 6850 and crossfiring them?

I play games such as call of duty black ops, Battle field bad company 2, left 4 dead 2, HAWX, Modern warfare 3 when it is released,battlefield 3 when it is released and maybe crysis 2. I'm sticking with my single monitor for the time being so i'm looking for a card that is cheap but can max out the games listed above while producing playable framerates.
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post #2492 of 3890
Add me please. Running 2 Sapphire HD6970's

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When i exit out of games with CF enabled, the screen goes all colourful for a split second. Also when i enable/disable CF, i get a small green square on the screen, again for a split second. Using latest drivers and cards are seated correctly.
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post #2494 of 3890
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjc75 View Post
GPUZ on Diamond Radeon HD6950 2GB - NON-Reference Dual Fan Design

Successful Shader Unlock

System appears stable after several runs with Heaven 2.5.

Not done Furmark yet, probably will later, but for now it seems ok!
That's great. I'm glad it worked out for you. Sounds like you got a good card and you still have overclock room.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
I just noticed the fan in my HD 6970 is smaller then my HD 6950 i got at release. Both are reference. HD 6970s fan also spins faster @ same percentage. Is it a different rev?
It could be. My two Sapphire cards both run exactly the same.

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Originally Posted by Woodman4392 View Post
Add me please. Running 2 Sapphire HD6970's

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Sweet build.

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When i exit out of games with CF enabled, the screen goes all colourful for a split second. Also when i enable/disable CF, i get a small green square on the screen, again for a split second. Using latest drivers and cards are seated correctly.
That's pretty strange. I haven't gotten any results like that when exiting games or changing crossfire settings.
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post #2495 of 3890
Others get the coloured screen as well. Nobody reports the green square. I've had it all the time i've had my first every 6970 lol.
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post #2496 of 3890
I just read a new user switching to BIOS 2 on the sapphire 6950 dirt3 and it actually has from sapphire a unlocked shader bios(ofcourse if card unlocks shaders..).

Incase my 2 cards unlock is it better for me to unlock them and run at 875/1325 or should I just run them locked at same 875/1325.

What I'm intereseted is there any more performance unlocked and does unlocking improve OC potential in any way.
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Grandpatzer - comparing unlocked and locked at same clock and memory speeds the unlocked will still be faster cause the shaders are unlocked and that alone is increased.. how much faster.. not sure
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post #2498 of 3890
I just picked up a Saphire 6950 2Gb but its not the unlockable kind .. boooo

oh well I guess ill just see how much she can handle being OC'ed.. still thats enough power for BF3
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post #2499 of 3890
I was under the impression that unlocking the card just enabled flashing.

When I first tried to flash my 6950 with the 6970 BIOS it failed. I then unlocked the card and this time the flash succeeded. It was flashing the BIOS that enabled the extra shaders.

I could be mistaken, but if I am then why are their BIOS versions making the rounds with the extra shaders enabled? If unlocking the card enabled the extra shaders you would not need a BIOS flash. These are 6950 BIOS with enabled shaders. There is one guy who will even mod a copy of your own BIOS to enable the extra shaders, something that would not be needed if just unlocking the card enabled the shaders.

I'm using a 6970 BIOS, so the extra shaders are enabled and the clocks can be set to 6970 levels.

Edit:

Don't forget that the only thing the switch does is allow you to use a BIOS that is located in rewritable memory on the card instead of the BIOS in the ROM. The switch does not "unlock" the card. The card can be unlocked using software. However, if you do not have the dual BIOS and the switch, you could brick your card and have a hard time getting it working again (you may need two video cards to get a bricked video card reflashed).

The only way to tell if a card can be "unlocked" for flashing is to try the software and see what happens. You can unlock without flashing so just trying the unlock command should not damage anything.
Edited by Mergatroid - 9/15/11 at 4:28pm
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@ Mergatroid:
"unlocking" refers to enabling the unused shaders. Flashing is involved in the process.

You can flash any card with a bios, but if the bios is unmodified, then you didn't change anything. I "unlocked" mine by saving the bios to disk, using RBE to alter the saved bios, then uploaded the new version of it to the card, and rebooted.

No magic involved, and no "key" either
 
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