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Are they going to revise the 6950 so that it can't be flashed to a 6970? Or have they already released a revised version? If so that kinda sucks
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It's hard to tell, they won't officially announce it but I know the XFX 1GB 6950 does not unlock.
    
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If XFX act on this like they take care of my mail in rebates and RMA's were good for another 6 months AT LEAST.
Edited by BigFrank - 3/5/11 at 8:39pm
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
It's hard to tell, they won't officially announce it but I know the XFX 1GB 6950 does not unlock.
I'm pretty sure none of the 1GB versions of the card will unlock, someone correct me if wrong.
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There is already a revised version out. STAY AWAY from the 2GB models with the RED pcb if you want to unlock. Last I heard, Amazon still had some Rev1 cards in stock.
    
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post #6 of 15
From another thread, with pics.

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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
Looks like the PCS is their own design based on the rev1 board. The vrms are in the same place unlike the rev2 which have not only moved them, but alsochanged to TI DrMos from the Volterra.

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PCS



MSI Frozer, revised board !@#$ Obvious lack of bios switch!


^^Last pic is revised 2gb pcb, which is same as 1gb pcb and I believe similar to 6870 pcb.
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Are there any card's with the BIOS switch that cannot be flashed? IF that is the case you could always buy one from a local store and check to see if it has a BIOS switch.
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Are there any card's with the BIOS switch that cannot be flashed? IF that is the case you could always buy one from a local store and check to see if it has a BIOS switch.
If you stay reference and get a black pcb then you should be fine. Obviously you need a BIOs switch on the card. I hear that you can find some sapphires, asus, gigabyte, and his cards that will unlock.
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post #9 of 15
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It's hard to tell, they won't officially announce it but I know the XFX 1GB 6950 does not unlock.
A week ago at Frys I noticed they had XFX cards with the same part number. They had boxes with "ver 1.1" and "ver 1.2". Dont know what it meant.
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
From another thread, with pics.




^^Last pic is revised 2gb pcb, which is same as 1gb pcb and I believe similar to 6870 pcb.
Last pic is a proprietary MSI design,not related to the 1GB model or the 6870-it is not a reference model.Only initial reference model PCB's will unlock
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