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Remix, your looks like a refrence flashed 6950. A great card.
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It's sort of hard to tell from the provided pictures.

This post has a picture of a 6970 with no heatsink on it:

http://www.overclock.net/t/892583/official-amd-69xx-owners-club/3410#post_16915718

From what I can see, it looks the same. I would have to pull my case out to look, but don't the 6950s have 2 x 6-pin power connectors, while the 6970s have 1 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin?

If that's the case, then his card is a 6970.
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alright. it is exactly like yours merga. i have peace of mind now. i also found the original fans and they do have space for the switch which my other one doesn't. and the one with the switch has lines at the top.
    
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hey guys i picked up a 6970 card from ebay and i'm a little skeptical as to what card it is. i currently have a sapphire 6970 which has no switch at the top. but this card i got from ebay has a switch but no part number-serial number label.
i hope its not some other card flashed to a 6970. it did come with an aftermarket cooler and an extra the original cooler. since i bought it i havent used it because i've had to reinstall the coolers but i've just been busy and never got to it since i already have a 6970. well today i decided to work on it... here is the card...

looking through this thread i do see some cards with a switch at the top..

i cant find where i put the aftermarket cooler to fire it up. and dont want to uninstall the heat sinks to put back the original cooler...

certainly a reference!
not MSI or XFX...MSI has blue DVI connections, and earlier lines of the XFX uses the XFX metal stamp
maybe HIS, SAPPHIRE, Radeon, late model XFX, or Gigabyte all have manufactured black PCB's

here is the 6970 reference data that I can dig up plus a handy picture comparing 6970/6950:
AMD logo
109-C20047-00 is on all the 6970 reference PCB's i can find
Volterra Digital VRM design used on many rev 1 PCB's rev 2 went to solid cap analog design
Mem IC's Hynix GDDR5 used on many 6900's 6970's yield high clock values
GPU ic chip 215-0807007 Std Cayman 6970 part number
8 + 6 pin power connector or 8 + 8 on the MSI lightning 6970

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^^Only early XFX's had the XFX stamped slot covers.
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Really they finally got rid of that! thumb.gif oh and i re read the OP's post appears he knows the manufacturer as it came with a "extra original cooler" my bad
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Yes, that picture clearly shows the difference between the power connectors on the two cards.
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Yes, that picture clearly shows the difference between the power connectors on the two cards.

apart from the power connectors, they are exactly the same. which makes me think the 6970 is just an overclocked 6950 with a different cover.
    
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Yes, that picture clearly shows the difference between the power connectors on the two cards.

apart from the power connectors, they are exactly the same. which makes me think the 6970 is just an overclocked 6950 with a different cover.

It's kind of the other way around. The 6950 came from the 6970 and what's more they actually downgraded the 6950 even more with the revision 2 6950.
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It's kind of the other way around. The 6950 came from the 6970 and what's more they actually downgraded the 6950 even more with the revision 2 6950.

my point is that just like amd sells quad core as tri cores, they are doing the same with these cards and just locking them on the software end and giving them a different name and ppl think they're getting a totally different card when they really arent.

the only difference btwn those 2 cards is the power connector. that seems to be the only difference. well and the stickers on them. there are no numbers embedded on the board to differenciate them.


one could actually flash a 6950 to a 6970 and get the body of a 6970 from ebay and sell it as one. if the buyer doesnt know the difference in power connectors they could be duped.
    
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