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ok, so the 6950 and the 6970 are exacly the same gpu but the 6950 has some of its stream processors and one of the power connectors changed to another 6 pin. it still has the little socket for it to be an 8 pin so im wondering, is it possible to unlock those disabled stream processors?

edit: id just like to say, my system is not yet complete but I do have the card. just that I cant use it yet smile.gif
Edited by JY - 12/24/10 at 2:29pm
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nah, if ATI is smart they would laser etch the stream processors out to prevent any soft/hard modding.
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well. there are dual bios, so you can flash to 6970 to see if it will work without bricking the card.
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Probably lasered them off so no
    
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Most of the time, those extra shaders are cut out with a laser. So no, 99% chance its not possible.
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post #6 of 7
can confirm i have flashed my sapphire 6950 to 6970 =) unlocked the stream processors and have 900/1400 clocks without voltage control .

gpu-z states i have 1600 unified shaders from the 1440 it used to have .
    
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Heres a screenshot of before and after results , browsed through 3dmark 11 results and im actually right up there with the 6970s wink.gif

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