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My second 6950 from amazon arrived today. And....drum roll.....it is a version 1 !!! Still got backplate and still got bios switch. Gonna stick it in and unlock the shaders and then it will be cross fire time !
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post #2 of 20
Congrats man. Good to know there are still the gen1 6950's available at e-tailers .
    
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wait not all 6950 can be flashed?
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Some newer cards do not have a BIOS switch or backplate apparently and maybe a different PCB. /shrug Not for sure if they are able to be or not.
    
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post #5 of 20
The rev2 cards don't unlock, have a different PCB with revised vrms that overclock better, it's their version of a toss up.

Btw grats on the card dude. Good thing you bought when you did!
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I have seen 3 people get the newer version 6950s that did not come with the Dual bios or back plates but these versions have been MSI only
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/23/11 at 3:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
I have seen 3 people get the newer version 6950 that do not come with the Dual bios or back plate but these versions have been MSI only
That explains my flawless open box MSI 6950 I just got. Original owners disappointment is now my joy.
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That explains my flawless open box MSI 6950 I just got. Original owners disappointment is now my joy.
lol. Good for you!
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Originally Posted by rquinn19 View Post
That explains my flawless open box MSI 6950 I just got. Original owners disappointment is now my joy.
ownage. good stuff
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They don't come with backplates? Now that's interesting. I'm glad I have the bios switch and backplate on mine, bought it only about 2 weeks ago. Seems like my computer store got a stock of 100+ first gen 6950 since the stock has pretty much remained at 100+ since the card was released.
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