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post #11 of 22
Where are you buying your stuff, man? In the US the price difference is $70.

It seems like all the 6950s unlock. The only possible issue is whether you can raise the memory clocks. Frankly no one has done comprehensive testing to even see what is more beneficial:

(A) Just OC the 6950 to the max
(B) Unlock and then OC
(C) How much core speed matters compared with mem speed compared with shaders
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Dont forget the 6970 is gonna OC further than the 6950 more than likely.
Yep, especially the memory. And, they'll be more stable under heavy load. You only spent about $120 more for BOTH cards. It's not that much really.
Edited by Sheyster - 12/28/10 at 6:11pm
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Ya I'm over it. I'm building a completely new rig tomorrow and am super stoked to get this all set up. The crappy thing is newegg shipped every item from Memphis and my 25.5" monitor was coded wrong and it says it will take 6 daus to ship when it was 3 day guaranteed... Really sucks.
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post #14 of 22
Use Live Chat to bug them about it, and get a shipping refund out of it.
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Yea I did that this morning and got $10 refund plus the monitor came an hour ago anyways so it must've been a tracking error.
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post #16 of 22
Why are you upset? Did AMD promise you anything with the 6970 that you didn't get?

No they didn't. Many 6950 owners got lucky and exploited a loophole.

Your returning your card for a refund....so as you names says "devide_by_zero" which = ZERO. So you lost nothing.


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I just read you can flash the bios and turn a 6950 to a 6970 because they locked out shader processors via the BIOS. This is some major BS. I mean I'm happy for those who have the 6950 and actually pull it off but ... I spend an $120 for jack .

Is this something AMD is going to fix eventually and then screw the 6950 owners or should I just send back these overprices slaps in my face?

I was seriously flipping a coin to just get a GTX 580 and then another next month when I got paid and I should've just done that. Screwing around their crappy 40nm cayman... God my blood pressure just went through the roof. At this point I'm sending these back the second I get them. What a bunch of .
    
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Yeah forget these people and all their posts about how the 6950 is just as good as the 970 blah blah blah BS.

Cheap people just do this because they want to make 970 owners mad when in fact they know they have an inferior piece of tech.
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post #18 of 22
Yah I think it's only worth it if you get two 6950s and unlock for CF. If your going single card I'd probably go with a 5850 for $150.
    
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post #19 of 22
Remember if the 6950 can be hacked to run like a 6970, then it is likely the 6970 can be hacked to run like a 6990.

When the 6990 comes out, people will find a way to hack them to run like a 7550.
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Yeah forget these people and all their posts about how the 6950 is just as good as the 970 blah blah blah BS.

Cheap people just do this because they want to make 970 owners mad when in fact they know they have an inferior piece of tech.
That was the biggest load of BS I have ever heard. I don't own one, but it would be easy to argue that YOU are just mad because you paid $80 MORE for the SAME piece of tech.

Shut up and don't effing troll.
    
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