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1Gb 6950 unlocking?

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Does anyone know if the 1gb versions of the 6950 unlock like the 2gb versions had been? Checked but I didn't see any threads of someone doing so on here, would love to hear from you if you have though
post #2 of 8
I saw a thread about it earlier today. I can't remember which forum since i google it. Anyways, from what I read, they disable the dual bios option (I think). Most likely you can't flash it ATM until someone figure how...

FYI, it's not worth getting the 1GB version. Retail 1GB 6950 is $260-$270. An extra $30 will get you the 2GB version unlock.
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Found it! http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...gb-review.html The results are surprising! I might grab the 1 gb version and crossfire it with the 2gb 6950 I have...
Edited by DaRookie - 1/26/11 at 1:27am
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Where does it say so?
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post #5 of 8
HD6950 is reviewed here. But I do not seem to find any mentioning of unlocking to HD6970. I think the HD6950 1GB is currently a paper launch only and not many (if any) consumers have it on their hands to try this trick.

Review Link:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...gb-review.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaRookie View Post
Found it! http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...gb-review.html The results are surprising! I might grab the 1 gb version and crossfire it with the 2gb 6950 I have...
That link makes me see that AMD's HD6870 is still superior in performance with lower RRP compared to the GTX560.
   
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by DaRookie View Post
I might grab the 1 gb version and crossfire it with the 2gb 6950 I have...
Bad move you will loose the extra 1gb from hd6950 2gb.
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post #8 of 8
i think it would be possible, IF you downclocked the memory to the 1gb spec. so you would have to use a 6970 bios with 1000mz ram speed for it to work properly, or you'll burn the 1gb mems.
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