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"may" unlock? so the new 2gb 6950 are not unlockable?
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2gb versions unlock, the new 1gb versions may or may not. I havent heard for sure yet
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post #13 of 22
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i just did some searching around and I heard that some people's flashed 6950s have permanent damage. is it worth the risk?
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
2gb versions unlock, the new 1gb versions may or may not. I havent heard for sure yet
they cant , will have totally different memory chips than the 2gb versions that are pretty much identical to the 6970 .. Im not sure if they come with a dual bios ?
    
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post #15 of 22
6950 1GB will be worth the extra few bucks
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post #16 of 22
Since GTX560 is just a faster GTX460 you will not see any performance increase unless its a general Nvidia thing. HD 69XX in the other hand have potenetial for better driver ~ 5-10% faster by Cat 10.3 so get the HD 6950. Also its a based on what you play. For may games i cant tell the difference between HD 6970 and GTX580.
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post #17 of 22
Here's a benchmark comparison for ya. This guy kicks ass! Both cards r in sli and cf. Buts you'll see

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...&v=qZYXXfKhYm8

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...&v=qZYXXfKhYm8
Edited by CtrlAltElite - 1/30/11 at 9:02am
post #18 of 22
Save yourself the hassle and get the 560. I'm on my second round of ATI cards and i'm still having driver problems. ATI's drivers are absolutely horrible. I never had issues with Nvidia even with sli setup. My next gpu purchase will deffinately be Nvidia.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by muledeer View Post
Save yourself the hassle and get the 560. I'm on my second round of ATI cards and i'm still having driver problems. ATI's drivers are absolutely horrible. I never had issues with Nvidia even with sli setup. My next gpu purchase will deffinately be Nvidia.
What problems are you having?
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post #20 of 22
The 560 is the only 9" card with the highest performance. I figured out I can cram one in a 11 liter ITX SG05-450W in which the case+psu is $100 and the mobo would be $74 (foxconn). Greatest deal atm and you have the advantages of ITX.
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