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Unlocked 6950 performs the same as a stock 6970. Without having to increase voltages.

See my sig link for *a basic test* on the above statement smile.gif

So if you OC the 6950 to 6970 you'd get the exactly same results as a genuine 6970. Just the difference between the two cards on stock is 5% performance?
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So if you OC the 6950 to 6970 you'd get the exactly same results as a genuine 6970. Just the difference between the two cards on stock is 5% performance?
The 6970 would usually be 3 to 5 percent faster than the 6950 (each pushed to their limits).
    
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xD, I still got a better 3DMark 11 score on my GTX 480
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xD, I still got a better 3DMark 11 score on my GTX 480
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Showoff..
Not far off though, my score was 5983 with my CPU at 4.2GHz aswell.

Had my GTX 480 at 870 core and 2150 with the memory
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post #26 of 74
This is like the 5850 vs 5870...

5870 technically had a 10% advantage in the number of stream processors but that only translated to a real world advantage of 4-6% when both cards were run at the same clocks which didn't show in a lot of games.
Edited by antuk15 - 2/21/11 at 1:43am
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Cant u flash the BIOS?
yes u can, i'm running 5850 with 5870 bios, it does not unlock any shaders, i just flashed it for convenience to avoid using afterburner/riva tuner, however even with 160 less shaders 5850 is only ~2-4% slower than 5870 @ the same frequency, similar to 6950 and 6970.
Great minireview btw. +rep
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yes u can, i'm running 5850 with 5870 bios, it does not unlock any shaders, i just flashed it for convenience to avoid using afterburner/riva tuner, however even with 160 less shaders 5850 is only ~2-4% slower than 5870 @ the same frequency, similar to 6950 and 6970.
Great minireview btw. +rep
what do you mean by avoid using riva tuner/afterburner? Why?
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what do you mean by avoid using riva tuner/afterburner? Why?
An aditional process and a startup app. +makes the freq switch at startup, which *may* be worse for the card that operation on the higher freq by default. *May* At least thats my thinking.
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xD, I still got a better 3DMark 11 score on my GTX 480
What about just your GPU score?

3DMark loves more cores and you have 6 vs my 4 =)
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