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I am getting the urge to upgrade ....

Currently thinking of going with a 570... Newegg has a one for 300 after MIR..

But if a 6950 can be safely unlocked to 6970 specs then would opt for that...

I heard that when released 6950s were able to be unlocked, is this still the case or has amd/ati did something to stop that??
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I heard the new batches can't, so basically you're going to have a slim chance now if I'm not mistaken
     
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It was never guarenteed.

Look here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

Look at the table on the bottom showing the success rates.
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As long as its reference then you should be fine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
It was never guarenteed.

Look here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

Look at the table on the bottom showing the success rates.
Ok, 6 people with Sapphires out of 140 had problems. 71/71 people who tried unlocking the XFX version all got it to work.
    
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
It was never guarenteed.

Look here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

Look at the table on the bottom showing the success rates.
was looking for something like that, thanks.
    
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Unlocking only gave me +800 points on 3dMark Vantage. The real performance enhancer was overclocking the core from 800MHz -> 900MHz. That netted me +1500 points on 3dMark vantage. I think the best value is the 6950, unlocked or not.
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Ok, 6 people with Sapphires out of 140 had problems. 71/71 people who tried unlocking the XFX version all got it to work.
Well done, you can read?
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Well done, you can read?
Yeah but the poster sort of made it seem like it was a low chance by saying it is not guaranteed, and some people might not open the link.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Well done, you can read?

Psh and he can read but you are illiterate. Is that really a question, or an imperative (and snobby and useless) statement?

On the other hand, thanks for article. I was looking for something along those lines as well. Just bought 2 Visiontek 6950's.
Edited by jfizz84 - 1/30/11 at 10:18am
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