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Is it worth it to buy 6950 and bios flash them with 6970 bios flash and I'm doing CF. I know 6970 has 8 pin and 6950 has 6 pin is it going to effect the performance.
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Its def worth it.
Its the best bang/$ right now IMO.
Just flash them to 6970's, OC them to 6970 clocks and CF them. They should work GREAT.
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Just get the 6970 dont buy something and expect it to do something like this. There have already been a couple users on here saying that they get artifacts after flashing the cards. Its a nice bonus for those that had already gotten them but like I said dont get something then expect it to do something like this, because if it doesnt you'll be pissed. I would just get the 6970 and have the piece of mind knowing it wont artifact, and it will overclock higher.
 
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post #4 of 15
If you have the cash then go for the 6970 but if you're tight on budget just get the 6950, if you need more performance try flashing them but it's not 100% guarantee to work.
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I'm also worried about OCing an unlocked 6950, the 6970s need 8pin for a reason
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wubble;11816774 
If you have the cash then go for the 6970 but if you're tight on budget just get the 6950, if you need more performance try flashing them but it's not 100% guarantee to work.

Almost all of them unlock and have no problems. + the 6950 is 70-80 dollars cheaper than the 6970.
Even a stock 6950 is really close to the 6970. Unlocking it and clocking it to 6970 clocks make it equal to it. Double the money for CF and you save 140-160 bucks.
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Originally Posted by Mit Namso;11816876 
I'm also worried about OCing an unlocked 6950, the 6970s need 8pin for a reason

No need to worry. 6+6pin has enough juice.
Edited by Cryptedvick - 12/29/10 at 9:00am
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick;11816942 
Almost all of them unlock and have no problems. + the 6950 is 70-80 dollars cheaper than the 6970.
Even a stock 6950 is really close to the 6970. Unlocking it and clocking it to 6970 clocks make it equal to it. Double the money for CF and you save 140-160 bucks.



No need to worry. 6+6pin has more than enough juice.

The piece of mind is worth the extra money. The key word you used is ALMOST, the 6950 has lower rated memory so its never going to catch the 6970 there. It also isnt going to OC as well as a 6970 will, there is a reason that they have those SP's disabled. The instability some users have reported is proof of that.
 
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Originally Posted by nagle3092;11817046 
The piece of mind is worth the extra money. The key word you used is ALMOST, the 6950 has lower rated memory so its never going to catch the 6970 there. It also isnt going to OC as well as a 6970 will, there is a reason that they have those SP's disabled. The instability some users have reported is proof of that.

True, but most of them out there unlocked without a problem and are very capable of reaching 6970 clocks.
They obviously wont OC like a 6970 but for ~150 bucks less I think its worth loosing ~5% performance.

Even with no unlock the 6950 are great cards and in CF you shouldn't have any problems at all.
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryptedvick;11817108 
True, but most of them out there unlocked without a problem and are very capable of reaching 6970 clocks.
They obviously wont OC like a 6970 but for ~150 bucks less I think its worth loosing ~5% performance.

Dont forget though the memory is rated at 5GB/s where the 6970s memory is rated at 6GB/s. Frying memory is alot easier than frying a core.
 
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Quote:
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Dont forget though the memory is rated at 5GB/s where the 6970s memory is rated at 6GB/s. Frying memory is alot easier than frying a core.

Well, the 6950 runs at 5GB/s and the 6970 runs at 5.5GB/s
I pretty sure the 50 can OC to 5.5GB/s. Even if they don't, its not the mem speed that brings most of the performance increase.

Also, check this.
Out of 79 6950's, 79 unlocked and worked with no problems.
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