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post #11 of 21
Last time I read up on it, the failure rate was higher than the success rate on unlocking.

Don't buy the 6950 2GB if you're not happy with it, just in case it doesn't unlock.
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post #12 of 21
When I say unlock, I mean just using the TPU batch file to unlock the shaders on the 6950 BIOS, not using the 6970 BIOS.
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Last time I read up on it, the failure rate was higher than the success rate on unlocking.

Don't buy the 6950 2GB if you're not happy with it, just in case it doesn't unlock.
Either way for the price the 6950 1GB and 2GB is the card to get.
post #14 of 21
As a 6950 user.. I say go for it. The XFX HD 6950 can be had for £215 which is a great price. Most of them seem to unlock into a 6970 fine as well, so thats just an added bonus.

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Last time I read up on it, the failure rate was higher than the success rate on unlocking.

Don't buy the 6950 2GB if you're not happy with it, just in case it doesn't unlock.
What are you talking about? The numbers over here tell otherwise. Even if it doesn't unlock, a 6950 for £215 is great.
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Reveiw for those specific three cards in my sig

[Edit] . under NIIICE
post #16 of 21
I just picked up a HIS 6950 which will be $260 after I get my mail in rebate. For that kind of price, that is a SWEET card.
When I was reviewing the cards, raw performance wise, 5870 ~ 6950 > 6870. But it seems for the price, 6870 is a better deal as they are right now going for under $200. And the word is that they are better at tessalation than the 5870 (don't quote on it - got no proof to support ! lol ). Also, if you want to crossfire very near future, 6870 is a good way to go for the money. But then again, a card like the HIS 6950 comes along that can be had for not a whole lot more ! Decisions ! decisions !
At any rate, from everything I ready, 6950 is a great buy unlock or not. I am not planning to unlock.
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well, u can also xfire ur current 5770 with another one, u have a good power supply
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I had a 5770 before, I chose to have a 1 single really strong card instead of 2 weak ones.
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post #19 of 21
well, if ur not a fan of crossfire, then 5870 is ur best bet, as 6870 performs not as good as 5870
but 6870 xfire is immensely good, it shows a scaling never seen before

so if u can do xfire, 6870
not, then 5870, cos there is no improvement over 5 and 6 series cards, not even directx
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not, then 5870, cos there is no improvement over 5 and 6 series cards, not even directx
What are you talking about? of course there is, the HD6950 and HD6970 perform better than the HD5870.
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