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i was just wondering if a 6970 is better in somehow? or is a 6950 unlocked exactly the same?
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not positive but a true 6970 will over-clock better.

I think I read somewhere, That during production if a part isn't up to snuff for a 6970 it gets locked down to a 6950.

Kinda the same as they do to the phenom II dual and tri core cpu's.

If I am wrong or somebody wants to add more concrete info then by all means please do.

I never claim to know it all
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It is a 6970 once unlocked. They may bin the chips higher, but we don't have that kinda of data to affirm that.
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Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
i was just wondering if a 6970 is better in somehow? or is a 6950 unlocked exactly the same?
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Well, unlocking the 6950's stream processors will defonately get you closer to the 6970 specs. GPU and memory speeds are disputable. All of the 6950's will OC to the stock 6970 speeds, though I wonder if you can OC the 6970 further than the 6950 will go.. in that case, i'd say the 6970 is better performance wise but the 6950 is better on your wallet.

Do take note that the stream processors were shutoff for a reason.. can't wait to read up in a years time from now and see what unlocking the 6950 has done for the long run.
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Just how many threads are you gonna make regarding which is better?

Search for benchmarks in google, or use the "Search" feature, and call it a day.
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just how many threads are you gonna make regarding which is better?

Search for benchmarks in google, or use the "search" feature, and call it a day.
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