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is a 6950 flashed to a 6970 the same as a 6970? nothing is different other then label on em? all specs become the same and u save $100?
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i believe there is like 5-7% performance difference in favor for the 6970's
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Yes, spec wise they are near the same. Make sure you have the 2GB version.
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i believe there is like 5-7% performance difference in favor for the 6970's
Nah, it's the same performance as long as the 6950 ram can handle running at 6970 speeds. It's the friggin exact same card except for the ram chips and extra 8 pin plug which carries only extra grounds.
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ok, and will it overclock a nice bit or not? also do i need a better cooler fori t?
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ok, and will it overclock a nice bit or not? also do i need a better cooler fori t?
i found my cards to be runing really cool actually. also after unlocking them. to bad mine dont run on 6970 speeds so i only have shaders unlocked. when i go over 1275mhz on the memory it freezes up in furmark. with 940mhz core @ 1.24V and 1250mhz memory i reach up to 81 degrees on the first card and 79 degrees on the second card with just 52-56% fan speed. when you run a single card you can expect even a bit lower temps if you have a good cooling case.
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wait so all 6950 2gb WILL NOT unlock to be 6970's? sounds to me this way because of wait farih said his didnt complete unlock? or what? someone plz explain what a 6950 will become 100% if i flash it.
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post #8 of 8
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wait so all 6950 2gb WILL NOT unlock to be 6970's? sounds to me this way because of wait farih said his didnt complete unlock? or what? someone plz explain what a 6950 will become 100% if i flash it.
i just sayed mine didnt unlock to full 6970's

Fact is alot of them do, just get a reference design
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