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thanks guys,

regarding the 6950 CF, I already have a long CF bridge suitable for use with slots 1 & 3.

I'd get the Asus 6950 OC, unlock it and oc it a bit to match the 6970 core speed? Would it be safer just to get the 6970s themselves?

I'm going to wait a month or two for things to settle and continue to use my 4890 single card config.


Unless the 6990 drops in price or a better cooling setup comes out ill most likely get the 6950s
Your best bet would be to buy the 6950 and unlock it. You can flash the bios to the core clocks of the 6970, it should do it no problem.
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Keep in mind that not all 6950s will unlock. The vast majority due, however some artifact when unlocked. Here is a review where they are keeping track of what brands unlock successfully.
 
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Keep in mind that not all 6950s will unlock. The vast majority due, however some artifact when unlocked. Here is a review where they are keeping track of what brands unlock successfully.
wrong, how many have you seen on here woth artifacts? i have one and recieve 0 arfacts and know atleast 5 6950 unlocked crossfire setups that have no atrifacts. Its people like you that scare people away from perfectly good cards that can and will unlock without artifacts. A card that has artifacts should be rmad
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