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So for overclockers, is the 6970 worth it?

I've been hearing about this flash the 6950 2gb to the 6970 2gb. Is this 100% stable?

At max overclocks, how much faster is the 6970 2gb over the 6950 2gb?
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Hey I just upgraded from your card to a Sapphire 2GB 6950! hah, mine comes in today. Hopefully its the Dual bios rev 1 so I can flash it!
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The issue is with RAM speeds and timings. The 6950 RAM at stock speeds is already its spec'd limit. Of course, some can unlock/overclock, but some have had issues.

If you're wanting the 6970, get it. It's not too much more expensive, and is a good card. Keep in mind, it will also overclock, so it should reach higher speeds than the 6950. This is why I went for the 70.
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Even if you unlock or OC it still doesnt completely match a 6970
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow;12511094 
The issue is with RAM speeds and timings. The 6950 RAM at stock speeds is already its spec'd limit. Of course, some can unlock/overclock, but some have had issues.

If you're wanting the 6970, get it. It's not too much more expensive, and is a good card. Keep in mind, it will also overclock, so it should reach higher speeds than the 6950. This is why I went for the 70.

What's your max oc ?
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post #6 of 20
Im running 2 6970 CF and it destroys Gtx 580
So smooth gameplay
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAr View Post
Im running 2 6970 CF and it destroys Gtx 580
So smooth gameplay
Yeah & x2 6870s also beat a single 580.
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAr View Post
Im running 2 6970 CF and it destroys Gtx 580
So smooth gameplay
not according to your sig, and really? a dual card setup kills a single card? lol

derp derp...
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hans2k View Post
What's your max oc ?
Good question. I haven't OC'd yet, due to slowly building the water system on my sig rig. Provided I have the time tonight, I should be able to get it all set up and going. The video card will then be under water, and I can see what it really does. It's been down since the 10.12a driver was out, if that tells you anything.
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post #10 of 20
I i have my HD 6950 Unlocked @ 950/1450 @ 1.235v fully stable since release date. HD 6970 has got nothing on this card and considering you cooling you will not get much more 1GHz which i can do with 1.35v but there is no point to it.
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