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How much of a performance hit will I take going from 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 for gaming on a 2GB 6950? Am I going to need to go CrossFire ASAP or do you think one card will be able to hold me over for a while?
I have a new U2711 on the way smile.gif

crossfire ASAP, you're going to be taking huge frame rate hits very soon. The 2GB is enough for 90% of the games, though not much AA can be applied.
     
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Picked up one of those Diamond 6950's from the egg on BF for $229 and flashed it to 6970 biggrin.gif

They sent me one with the normal reference cooler though, instead of the one with their red fans on it. Not complaining, but it was unexpected thumb.gif

As far as I know, the reference cards are the only ones you can flash to a 6970 so it's lucky they didn't send you the newer version. Actually, it's amazing they had any reference versions left. Once people figured out you could flash them to a 6970 they sold pretty quick. I couldn't find a second one locally myself, so I ended up with a flashed 6950 and a real 6970.
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Next year I know for sure some people will leave the camp to go for the 79xx, tragic as it is. When it happens I'll pickup a third 6970 xD for 1080p no less, and probably for half price. GLORIOUS. 1.5x the power of a 7970 or better who knows
     
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post #2904 of 3890
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Next year I know for sure some people will leave the camp to go for the 79xx, tragic as it is. When it happens I'll pickup a third 6970 xD for 1080p no less, and probably for half price. GLORIOUS. 1.5x the power of a 7970 or better who knows


Yeah, i will probably get a 7970 biggrin.gif, still keeping my 6970 though.

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So one of the fans on my 6950 makes this really irritating intermittent rattling sound.

It sounds like this (not my video and it's from a heatsink fan, but the sound is the same):

The sound stops if I stop that particular fan with my finger. Anyone know what I can do about it, is it the bearing? Can it be lubed?

I'm still under warranty but would like to avoid RMAing it if it's possible since that will be a bit of a headache.

Thanks.
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As far as I know, the reference cards are the only ones you can flash to a 6970 so it's lucky they didn't send you the newer version. Actually, it's amazing they had any reference versions left. Once people figured out you could flash them to a 6970 they sold pretty quick. I couldn't find a second one locally myself, so I ended up with a flashed 6950 and a real 6970.

The only reason why I bought the non-reference 6950 was because a few of the reviews on the egg said it unlocked. Then when I opened it up, reference design! My girlfriend's brother ordered one and he also got a reference card. Can't be happier about my $229 6970, even if it can't overclock as high.
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May I join? biggrin.gif
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/dyb84/


 

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