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I'll be purchasing one of these bad boys if I can manage to RMA my 6850 in time. What's the best one? Performance, cooling, unlocking ability and warranty is what I'm looking at. I noticed XFX has a double life-time warranty (yay.) but does it have the rest?
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I'll be purchasing one of these bad boys if I can manage to RMA my 6850 in time. What's the best one? Performance, cooling, unlocking ability and warranty is what I'm looking at. I noticed XFX has a double life-time warranty (yay.) but does it have the rest?
Lol, I just answered you this in that other thread

If you want one that is sure to unlock, you'll probably go with a reference version, or Powercolor's new non-reference (which is supposedly unlockable too).

Again man, go with whatever company you prefer if you want a reference to guarantee unlockable shaders, otherwise you may try the above suggested one when it hits the shelves.
    
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...us_Plus/1.html

PowerColor PCS++ 6950 2GB

Main BIOS is unlocked already, secondary is stock as backup, has voltage control, non-reference dual fans, and 2 year warranty.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...us_Plus/1.html

PowerColor PCS++ 6950 2GB

Main BIOS is unlocked already, secondary is stock as backup, has voltage control, non-reference dual fans, and 2 year warranty.
Tunechi got ninjaed lol
    
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Yeah bro that's $305 D: I think I'll go with the XFX version for 280. I read about people having unlocking issues with the card and I DO NOT want to have another faulty/semi faulty VGA because I have no time to deal with this now.

How does the XFX 6950 sound? Any known issues with it?
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Some of the 6950's have had issues if you do the BIOS mod to a 6970. However, in every case I've read you seem to be able to unlock the shaders for a free performance increase without a problem on the first gen cards.

Again man, take a look at this page and check the chart at the bottom. It's a good reference in answer to your question.
    
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What's with the effen temps? my 6850 never surpasses 62c while playing crysis on gamer, 8xaa, 16xaf and 1920x1080
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