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6950 OC around the same as 6950 unlocked?

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Since I won't be buying my cards for at least 3 more months and by then, there will probably be no more rev 1 6950's on newegg, so would an overclocked 6950 at or over 6970 clocks with 1408 shader units still be close to or the same as an unlocked 6950?
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My guess is that it would be close, as not all 6950's unlocked will hit the 6970 stock speeds with the extra shaders on. some can't overclock that well when unlocked, but, with a core speed of 930MHz or higher on your standard 6950, you would probably see it perform close to an unlocked 6950 at 800MHz on some games, and maybe in other the extra shaders will make a difference...
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