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[TCMag] New Sapphire HD 6970 card exposed, comes with turn-key overclocking?

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Not surprisingly, Sapphire is currently preparing the release of a customized Radeon HD 6970, a new Cayman-powered card that has a blue PCB (reference models have a black PCB) and a new, dual-slot cooler with metal inserts and what looks like a lock that can be rotated with a key or maybe a coin.

Source: http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/h...y-overclocking

post #2 of 35
Very interesting I am curious as to what that "turn key" is actually there for, seems kind of pointless
Edited by gamingowiz - 1/21/11 at 4:27am
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post #3 of 35
If that is a key to change bios's, as the article suggests, then it will be a pain to get to, especially in crossfire arrangements. Looks nice though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post
If that is a key to change bios's, as the article suggests, then it will be a pain to get to, especially in crossfire arrangements. Looks nice though.
my point exactly...
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post #5 of 35
Wow that card has some "Nvidia" style imho.
    
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The card itself looks very bland and boring, I was expecting a better card design coming from Sapphire.
    
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post #7 of 35
gimmicky crap.

This is only going to get worse as overclocking becomes easier and more popular. Won't be long before we have to fork over ££££ to even get basic overclocking abilities.
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I can see this is purely another marketing scheme of Sapphire's. Why would you need a key on your GPU's? Especially since it will be facing down anyway.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post
Won't be long before we have to fork over ££££ to even get basic overclocking abilities.
Yes, they might even start to put out two very similar products, one which can OC and one which is limited, then charge a premium for the OC'ing version.

Probably differentiate them by putting a letter at the end of the model number. Like a "k"....

NB: Yes, I know that the non-k SBs are lower binned chips and are sold cheaper because their OC potential is limited.
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post #10 of 35
I am intruiged. I am also intrested in how this will work out in CF.
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