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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by CovertCover;11939358 
No it's not, it will be similar performance but 3 pure 6970's will beat out 3 flashed 6950's

Do you want to explain why? I can't see a reason.

Oh, and.. haha, I'm getting a watercooled 2600k.. not that ancient Q8400 biggrin.gif
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Do you want to explain why? I can't see a reason.

Oh, and.. haha, I'm getting a watercooled 2600k.. not that ancient Q8400
well an example of why real 6970s would be better then 6950s flashed to 6970s would be how the gtx 465 GE unlocked to a gtx 470, as good a value that is it does have its downsides if you like to overclock. The GE's tended to not be able to overclock nearly as good as real gtx 470s so that may be the case with this too. If you dont care about overclock ability then flashing would be the way to go
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well an example of why real 6970s would be better then 6950s flashed to 6970s would be how the gtx 465 GE unlocked to a gtx 470, as good a value that is it does have its downsides if you like to overclock. The GE's tended to not be able to overclock nearly as good as real gtx 470s so that may be the case with this too. If you dont care about overclock ability then flashing would be the way to go
So, you're saying he meant that the HD 6970's would be superior of the 10% stock clock difference?

No one can be that stupid. Any idiot with a computer can overclock 10%.
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First of all there would be a massive cpu bottleneck... and crossfire drivers absolutely suck balls.

So I can't imagine how bad quadfire drivers are.
Dude, do us all a favor and just don't post uneducated tripe like this. I hate people that blame the CCC drivers solely for their woes, when some games and user errors can cause problems too. TROLL.
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Dude, do us all a favor and just don't post uneducated tripe like this. I hate people that blame the CCC drivers solely for their woes, when some games and user errors can cause problems too. TROLL.
Relax! Who cares what he thinks?

But you have to admit - CCC drivers aren't the best drives in the world.
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Relax! Who cares what he thinks?

But you have to admit - CCC drivers aren't the best drives in the world.
I have to admit...I had better luck with AMD/ATI drivers and CCC than I'm having with Nvidia and their crap.
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You could get 4 6950s and flash them to 6970s... Identical performance...
False...6950s have lower rated memory chips...you can flash them but they will not perform "identical" to an actual 6970
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and crossfire drivers absolutely suck balls.
They work just as good and sometimes better then cross/tri sli drivers

It's always best to actually check the results before sprouting our garbage
Edited by un-nefer - 1/8/11 at 8:36pm
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False...6950s have lower rated memory chips...you can flash them but they will not perform "identical" to an actual 6970
Well, the price difference is ~20%.

Would you say that the memory chips can be clocks 20% higher on the HD 6970?
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I want to ask why the nitpicking? Tri-6950's will be beastly enough for ANYBODY. Going quad then wondering about the tiny overclocking differences between flashed and non-flashed cards gets me confused They should scale well till the fourth card is added, it's been this way in the past, three is the sweet spot.
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