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Originally Posted by Kieran View Post

Hi guys, hope you can help me choose between these 6950's.
  1. XFX 6950 2GB (not sure whether it will unlock)
  2. Sapphire 6950 1GB Dirt 3 edition (has the dual BIOS feature so it can be unlocked)
  3. XFX 6950 1GB (will not unlock)
Whichever one i choose, i will buy 2 to run in a crossfire setup. I'm not sure whether i will need the 2GB version if i will just be playing at 1080p.
I will be playing games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 2 and Just Cause 2.

Well if you want to unlock and you're sure that thing unlocks then get the Sapphire. All the new XFX cards are newer revision now and wont unlock. And if you're on single monitor 1080p you won't need 2GB, that's what I've heard.
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Well if you want to unlock and you're sure that thing unlocks then get the Sapphire. All the new XFX cards are newer revision now and wont unlock. And if you're on single monitor 1080p you won't need 2GB, that's what I've heard.

I don't really mind whether it unlocks or not, the sapphire model has the dual BIOS switch but costs much more than the XFX. I have a feeling that 2 overclocked 6950's will be sufficient for playing battlefield 3 at ultra settings with MSAA turned off.
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would you mind telling me the prices of each of thoes cards. Also not sure how u feel about MSI forzr III but i have 1 they run cool and if your lucky you can get alot of unlock room, as i have hot 900/1400 on them biggrin.gif
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would you mind telling me the prices of each of thoes cards. Also not sure how u feel about MSI forzr III but i have 1 they run cool and if your lucky you can get alot of unlock room, as i have hot 900/1400 on them biggrin.gif

XFX 6950 1GB - £169 (Novatech)
Sapphire 6950 1GB Dirt 3 edition - £196.99 (eBay)
XFX 6950 2GB - £194.89 (eBay)

I ended up getting 2 Asus 6950 2GB (Direct CU II). I managed to get one brand new one for £219.99 and a "used" one for £173. The website i bought it on also had a offer where if you spent over £399 you got £25 off so in total i got both cards and "Next Working Day" delivery for £379.
I'm really looking forward to getting them, just hope they fit in my case!
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Here's what I manage to stabilize:
950/1450@1250mV.
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/bb5k7/
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I don't really mind whether it unlocks or not, the sapphire model has the dual BIOS switch but costs much more than the XFX. I have a feeling that 2 overclocked 6950's will be sufficient for playing battlefield 3 at ultra settings with MSAA turned off.

2 unlocked with be enough to play BF3 on Ultra and 4MSAA, me and my friend tried it the other day, didn't go below 60fps thumb.gif

Can someone tell me what is a safe limit for the voltage on a 6950?
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how are you guys getting so high. at my curruent 915/1400 at 1.255 volts im stable if i go any higher at all i start crysis 2 and it resets. I am sure i can jack up my volts and go higher but i am already high on the volts. Is there a reason i can not get so high or does it change from card to card even if its the same card. i got the MSI frozr III 6950 2Gig and i have unlocked the shaders to15xx instead of the 14xx
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just thought I would throw up a pic of my setup

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XFX 6950 1GB - £169 (Novatech)
Sapphire 6950 1GB Dirt 3 edition - £196.99 (eBay)
XFX 6950 2GB - £194.89 (eBay)
I ended up getting 2 Asus 6950 2GB (Direct CU II). I managed to get one brand new one for £219.99 and a "used" one for £173. The website i bought it on also had a offer where if you spent over £399 you got £25 off so in total i got both cards and "Next Working Day" delivery for £379.
I'm really looking forward to getting them, just hope they fit in my case!

2 DirectCU's?? Wow... that's 3+3=6 slots. At least. Probably going to be a tight fit.
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So far I got stable 930/1500 at v1.17 but I've noticed that while I'm browsing with Firefox the card goes into 3D mode most of the time then heats up and makes a lot of unnecessary noise.

Is there a way to modify the load before it jumps into 3D mode?
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how are you guys getting so high. at my curruent 915/1400 at 1.255 volts im stable if i go any higher at all i start crysis 2 and it resets. I am sure i can jack up my volts and go higher but i am already high on the volts. Is there a reason i can not get so high or does it change from card to card even if its the same card. i got the MSI frozr III 6950 2Gig and i have unlocked the shaders to15xx instead of the 14xx

Yep, all cards are different in some way and some can overclock like champs while others have a hard time doing even small overclocks.
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