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    used GTX 480 SLI
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    New 6950 flash to 6970 CF
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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by taystew View Post
what is the gain in flashing something to think it is something else
and I believe the 6950 flash to 6970 is quite promising, it is exactly like the rear 465 turned 470, basically a fully unlocked 6970 with 2X6 pins power.

Consider the 69XX scales really well, that was the only reason I was considering it.
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by andynolife View Post
and I believe the 6950 flash to 6970 is quite promising, it is exactly like the rear 465 turned 470, basically a fully unlocked 6970 with 2X6 pins power.

Consider the 69XX scales really well, that was the only reason I was considering it.
Take into consideration that we still have no idea what are the long term effects of a 6950 unclock are. Those weaker memory chips on the 6950 concern me.

Also take into account that the 6970 has little headroom for overclocking. A 6950 unlocked to a 6970 supposedly has even less (generally speaking).
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post #13 of 23
GTX 570 are $339 USD.
The 480 will be really intense with heat and noise till you put them on water.

I run 6950CF flashed to 6970 and do not have driver issues.
    
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post #14 of 23
Maybe I missed something but what is wrong with ati drivers again?
post #15 of 23
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Maybe I missed something but what is wrong with ati drivers again?
everything
post #16 of 23
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everything
+1 on my reference 5870 since 10 mons ago.

Thanks guys, I would probably try Green this time.
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post #17 of 23
switched and never looking back. ati drivers arghhh
post #18 of 23
Go green then.
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switched and never looking back. ati drivers arghhh
This.
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post #20 of 23
the biggest problem with ATI drivers has been the crossfire scaling performance, as well as a few issues with multiscreen setups. The issues with x-fire performance has been fixed with the 6900 series cards, with the scaling in many instances even better than nvidias. So that's not an issue anymore. That being said, I myself had no issues with drivers or performance on my 5870s in xfire the year i had them, and my flashed 6950s work perfectly fine as well..if you take the time to do some research you'll find this to be the general consensus.
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