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I read this review and it has me a little confused.

"Pros: Very nice cooler design, a large improvement over the reference coolers. Good performance like any 6950.

Cons: This card is kind of a "bait and switch". Many of you probably read the reviews of this card that were done back in late January that stated the backup bios would unlock all of the shaders automatically.

Unfortunately that feature DID NOT make it into the retail version. The bios switch merely overclocks the card from 800MHz to 880Mhz and doesn't unlock any shaders. I have checked both bios settings using the latest GPU-Z and there are some other people complaining about it over at TechPowerUP as well.

Apparently it also cannot be unlocked in the conventional way by flashing it with a 6970 bios but I'm not willing to void my warranty to find out."

Does anyone here have this card to confirm you cannot flash the bios? I just ordered 2 of these planning on unlocking them... There site seems to suggest that they are guaranteed to unlock...
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I do believe that it comes pre-unlocked
    
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Edit: Nevermind...misread.

Contact them and ask customer support. It could be a defective card. As for the flashing, it will probably be able to be flashed as like any other 6950.

Edit2: I would probably just return it and get my money back and buy a 6950 and flash it. That would probably be the best route. If you do try flashing the PCS++ then I would flash the "6970" part of the card.
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RIP to my fanboyism of PCS++. If they really cut the feature, they've just lost all future credibility for anything.
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... This is so frustrating... I read review after review about the switch automatically unlocking the shaders with 6970 bios and they cut that feature? You have go to be kidding me.... Guess Ill be RMAing these 2 cards... How does Neweggs RMA work if the product is not broken? Do I get all money back or what>?
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... This is so frustrating... I read review after review about the switch automatically unlocking the shaders with 6970 bios and they cut that feature? You have go to be kidding me.... Guess Ill be RMAing these 2 cards... How does Neweggs RMA work if the product is not broken? Do I get all money back or what>?
Did you get a 1gb card?
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Did you get a 1gb card?
no I ordered QTY2 (2gb) cards
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no I ordered QTY2 (2gb) cards
Oh. You got hosed then. On the other hand they probably got back handed by AMD, no more shennanigans or no soup for PCS.
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Tell them the situation that the manufacturer lied about a major feature and therefore you want a refund to purchase a different brand or something. I think I'm going to buy a GTX 570, I can get it for $330 atm.
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Tell them the situation that the manufacturer lied about a major feature and therefore you want a refund to purchase a different brand or something. I think I'm going to buy a GTX 570, I can get it for $330 atm.
Depends on where he bought cuz that could be a pita.
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