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post #1 of 14
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Hello guys
So a couple of days a go I bought myself a 6950 with the idea of unlocking the bios to a 6970, giving me higher clocks and shaders... well all the memory speed and core speeds are at the 6970 specs... but there is only 768 unified shaders, I did my math and that is half the amount it should be (1536)
... So I'm just wandering is this because it's not on load or because it doesn't have the 6970 driver yet or has something gone terribly wrong?>?
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It may be just a software clitch. Run a 3DMark and see if the score is consistent with 1536 or 768 shaders.
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post #3 of 14
The 6950 has 1408 shaders.
The 6970 has 1536 shaders.

Something is wrong.
post #4 of 14
only benchmarks/testing will tell...

run a known benchmark with published results and compare... your either gonna be crippled or not... i suspect software glitch though... ive never known flashing a card to reduce your shaders or clocks if it is supposed to do otherwise. at worst you'd usually end up bricked or with stock numbers
    
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I will give it a try dragosmp

yeah but what is problem is the question...
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post #6 of 14
Is this what you're gathering by GPUz?
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Use the latest GPU-Z (v0.5.0)
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Is this what you're gathering by GPUz?
yes it is, it was a file which came with the download for the bios flash... ( it has been updated)
i also had to unlock it threw command prompt as it was coming up with the message "ID mismatch" if that makes a difference..
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post #9 of 14
I found this.

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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!
Hopefully you don't have one of those.
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oh no D: am i able to have a link?
thanks for the information ;( +rep
Edited by gamingowiz - 1/10/11 at 7:33am
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