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98-99% of the card unlock. I've only come across about 3 people out of thousands that wasn't able to unlock. That chances are pretty good.

Rumor has it that a new PCB revision is on it's way. The card won't be able to unlock for sure when they're ship to the market.
wow you have thousand friends who owns 6950
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post #82 of 94
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wow you have thousand friends who owns 6950
uhh... are you like special....... ed? lol
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post #83 of 94
They perform close. Pick your flavor.
post #84 of 94
I would recommend the 6950 with Bios update. Very similar performance and your board does not support SLI so throwing in another 570 would not work.... unless SLI hack which are hard to find and are a pain. 6950 also has much better performance per watt. If your using a lot of Adobe products or video editing then maybe the 570 but if its for gaming go with the 6950.... and this is coming from a guy with SLI 480s
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I have chosen the 570.
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Is video RAM only for high resolutions? What if I play at 1080p but run multiple game clients at once? For example, I have Starcraft 2, Bad Company 2, and World of Warcraft opened at the same time. If I do this type of stuff often, would I need more video RAM? In which case, I'd go for the 6950.
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Yes, you would need more ram.
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Is video RAM only for high resolutions? What if I play at 1080p but run multiple game clients at once? For example, I have Starcraft 2, Bad Company 2, and World of Warcraft opened at the same time. If I do this type of stuff often, would I need more video RAM? In which case, I'd go for the 6950.
why? that would hurt performance so badly, its not worth playing the game. besides, i can see you having WoW open and playing another game during boring times, but 3 games? how can you play proficiently?
    
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post #89 of 94
Yeah I been racking my brain for the past couple of days on this subject. GTX560 or GTX570 or now the Ati 6950 ref, which I see close to the price of the GTX560 now. I see the 570 vs 6970 are close on benches. So I am thinking a 6950 2gb @ $256 flash to 6970 & OC it then call it a day.

The problem is I own a 5850 and a 5970 cards and both OC to 1000/1250 with no problems and I have waterblocks for them already. Maybe I should just wait for the next cards to come out. My head hurts...
    
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post #90 of 94
6970>570>6950>560

Seems fairly easy.

The 560 and 6950 2gb ref cards seem to offer the best value due to OC and unlocking abilities.

Lucky: The Sapphire you linked above should unlock. Most people say just to the shrader unlock and then manually overclock it.
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