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It's an obvious blunder by AMD to cut manafacturing costs. Now that this is leaked and being exploited, expect them to laser cut it in the near future. Best to buy the 6950 to unlock them now it seems.
There was no "obvious blunder." Think it through. It's the first video card to feature BIOS redundancy, and it has extra features that may unlock through BIOS.
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Show me where I was supporting them without reasonable proof? All I did was post benchmarks that disproved OP's point. I talk in facts and figures, not opinions.
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Haha yea. I'd lol pretty hard if AMD secretly hid some kind of mechanism to determine whether a 6970 BIOS was flashed onto it. They figured, they could let the people go crazy over flashing 6950's into 6970's to boost 6950 sales, then when the 6950's start failing and people send them in for RMA, the manufacturer's lol at them and tell them their warranty is void for flashing a 6970 BIOS. This way, people will have to buy ANOTHER card. Clever scheme eh?
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No, the worst case scenario is that activating those shaders and whatnot does irreversible damage to the other shaders.
Scare tactic much? You're just flat out making stuff up here. You don't know one way or the other but it sure does sound cool coming out right?
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Dude, I put you right at the top of the list my man. You are just as bad or worse. Passive aggressive or nerdrage, its the same thing.

Just remember you guys are arguing about computer components...

If that doesn't make you feel stupid I don't know what will.
I'm pretty sure this is a discussion about computer components, in the proper section of the forums.
    
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I'm pretty sure this is a discussion about computer components, in the proper section of the forums.
Oh absolutely, you are right there. Starting a thread that is SURE to cause another flame war is stupid. You knew EXACTLY what you were doing. I think you should get an ATI tattoo on your arm and post a pic, then we know how hardcore you are.

But if you don't feel like an idiot thats great
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Oh absolutely, you are right there. Starting a thread that is SURE to cause another flame war is stupid. You knew EXACTLY what you were doing. I think you should get an ATI tattoo on your arm and post a pic, then we know how hardcore you are.

But if you don't feel like an idiot thats great
I agree the title is obvious flame bait.
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Scare tactic much? You're just flat out making stuff up here. You don't know one way or the other but it sure does sound cool coming out right?
It would appear that r34p3rex is spreading misinformation. You can't say a 6950 will fail when unlocking when a lot of gurus have already said it should be safe.
    
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Well $136 cheaper seems good to me. That's like a decent x58 mobo..well...almost.
werent you just complaining about how your ati card was subpar? Im not trying to start a flame war im just simply confused as you seem to jump the fence pretty often
    
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Please mods close this thread...I stopped contributing to the ATI section due to this garbage... Fanboys from both teams sniping at each other(yes I did sometimes partciipate in it too, it got old real quick).... Lets just agree both make good products and go back to the fun of overclocking the snot out of our equipment....


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Oh absolutely, you are right there. Starting a thread that is SURE to cause another flame war is stupid. You knew EXACTLY what you were doing. I think you should get an ATI tattoo on your arm and post a pic, then we know how hardcore you are.

But if you don't feel like an idiot thats great
I have no idea what you are talking about. I stopped reading at ATI tattoo. lol.
    
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What's interesting is that this new endeavor is selling more cards ...
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