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Its not the PCB that matters its the gpu core itself which is made by Global Foundries if I'm not mistaken, if they get the word from AMD to laser them out then say good bye to unlockable 6950s. Foxconn is the actual manufacturer of Powercolor cards though, they are also considered to be in direct competition with Sapphire who makes their own boards.
Edited by nagle3092 - 12/28/10 at 7:36pm
 
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Its not the PCB that matters its the gpu core itself which is made by Global Foundries if I'm not mistaken, if they get the word from AMD to laser them out then say good bye to unlockable 6950s. Foxconn is the actual manufacturer of Powercolor cards though, they are also considered to be in direct competition with Sapphire who makes their own boards.
i'm pretty sure GF is not making the HD6K GPU dies.....isn't it TSMC?
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i'm pretty sure GF is not making the HD6K GPU dies.....isn't it TSMC?
See thats where I'm not sure, since AMD cut out their foundries they have been using GF to make their processors which have been 40nm. So thats why I'm thinking they are still using GF for their gpus since they are all still 40nm. I could be wrong, I'm just going off an educated guess. It could be TSMC though since they are the ones that botched the timeline for the die shrink that HD6XXX was supposed to be on.

OT though I dont care for Powercolors cards, I'm gonna stick with Sapphire and Asus after I ditch these XFX ones. Nothings wrong with them, I just dont want to have them when and if something does happen to them. I wish AMD had an EVGA on their side.....
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See thats where I'm not sure, since AMD cut out their foundries they have been using GF to make their processors which have been 40nm. So thats why I'm thinking they are still using GF for their gpus since they are all still 40nm. I could be wrong, I'm just going off an educated guess. It could be TSMC though since they are the ones that botched the timeline for the die shrink that HD6XXX was supposed to be on.

OT though I dont care for Powercolors cards, I'm gonna stick with Sapphire and Asus after I ditch these XFX ones. Nothings wrong with them, I just dont want to have them when and if something does happen to them. I wish AMD had an EVGA on their side.....
.....you mean 45nm for AMD CPU's

i'm still pretty sure that AMD GPU's are made by TSMC
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Damn.. Just realized I've been calling it powercooler and it's powercolor...
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.....you mean 45nm for AMD CPU's

i'm still pretty sure that AMD GPU's are made by TSMC

Yeah the 40nm gpus are still taped out at TSMC.

The 40nm fusion is from GF though.

I would also like to say IF the SIMD's aren't laser cut, I doubt the cards can unlock. The reason why they unlock so good on reference is because the VRM design on 6950 and 6970 is pretty much the same. I doubt Powercolor is gonna do the same, since they could cheap out a little on the 6950 VRM design on their non reference board.
Edited by andos - 12/29/10 at 4:11am
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They're releasing a watecooled 6970 now also.

http://powercolor.com/Global/product...res.asp?id=314

This is with reference PCB. I don't know, maybe it will differ when they're released.
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