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Don't think its possible to overclock after the card is unlocked to a 6970 due to the limit of to 6 pin power adapters vs the real 6970 that have 1x6 + 1x8 pin.
That is very misleading and incorrect statement.
The 6950 has way better connection options,will flash to a 6970-which IS faster than the 570 and is cheaper.You talk about driver problems? I have heard many more problems with SLi and the 5 series than AMD's.
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^ +1 have u heard about the stuttering problem with the fermi series...that was one serious driver issue....both the green and red sides does have there share of driver issues...
and price/performance wise the hd6950 wins....
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^ +1 have u heard about the stuttering problem with the fermi series...that was one serious driver issue....both the green and red sides does have there share of driver issues...
and price/performance wise the hd6950 wins....
yeah,new cards always have some issues.I think both sides do a decent job to be honest.
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Go for the HD 6950 then unlock to 6970
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That is very misleading and incorrect statement.
The 6950 has way better connection options,will flash to a 6970-which IS faster than the 570 and is cheaper.You talk about driver problems? I have heard many more problems with SLi and the 5 series than AMD's.
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That is very misleading and incorrect statement.
The 6950 has way better connection options,will flash to a 6970-which IS faster than the 570 and is cheaper.You talk about driver problems? I have heard many more problems with SLi and the 5 series than AMD's.
Im sorry i know this is incorrect. The 6950 has 2x6 pin power connectors and therefore got no problem in supplying the card with power after it's unlocked and overclocked.
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6950 and flash to 6970, it'll smoke the 580 unless you really really want physx...
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Ahem.

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Just a heads up: AMD has released a newer production model of the 6950 with modified components. You will NOT be able to unlock the shaders on this newer board and I highly suggest that any of you guys considering the 6950-which is an excellent value right now at the ~$299 price point, should pick one up ASAP. The newer models should begin shipping before the end of January!
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Har også et 6950 og det overclocker squ fint efter flash

I also got a 6950, overclocks nicely, even after a 6970 flash...
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Dang really? Thought you were gonna get the 570? Oh well. Have fun with it. Maybe you can sell it in a month and get the 570.
Why should I do that? I don't buy a card unless I'm going to keep it. The only option is to buy another one and go CF.
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