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Hey guys, so I'm thinking on upgrading for a 6950, and hoping to be able to unlock it to a 6970, so would like to ask which are the best picks, and what should I avoid?
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Avoid 1GB models and anything with a non reference style cooler. Just get the cheapest 2GB reference you can find, brand doesn't really matter all that much. They all have equal chances to unlock.
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Originally Posted by Enola;12773380 
Hey guys, so I'm thinking on upgrading for a 6950, and hoping to be able to unlock it to a 6970, so would like to ask which are the best picks, and what should I avoid?

Try grabbing an es card or manufacture card. One that is ATI / AMD Built and Manufactured. Those have the old pcb style that can be flashed to a 6970.

DO NOT!!! gunner.gif Get an XFX 6950 1GB Model. Those have the new pcb and wont be able to flash to a 6970..

Otherwise, most XFX and other companies still have the 2GB Model that can be flashed to a 6970. Its the best time to get one right now.

Also, if you're getting it for the sig rig then make sure to OC that 940BE...otherwise it may be a bottleneck with an unlocked 6950.
Edited by mikeseth - 3/17/11 at 8:08pm
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Radeon-Express-Graphics-R6950-2PM2D2GD5/dp/B004G5YXV2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300417458&sr=8-1"]This one[/ame] is en route to my doorstep.

NewEgg has it for the same price, but out of stock for the moment.
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post #5 of 17
well at this point a reference design 6950 can be hardly found..its the only unlockable thing next to a 6970..

well regarding brands for ATI there are a handful like Gigabyte Asus Powercolor XFX and much more..the difference is the price..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy;12773464 
This one is en route to my doorstep.

NewEgg has it for the same price, but out of stock for the moment.

I just bought 2 of these bad boys, flashed to 6970's and over clocked to 950/1450 stock voltages smile.gif
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post #8 of 17
ASUS for my is the best one, is has 810 Hmz factory OC, and you can flash to 6970.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121416&cm_re=asus_6950-_-14-121-416-_-Product
post #9 of 17
I couldn't argue against the price of the Sapphire 1Gb un-lockable or not for $219 (CAN) it's a great deal better than my 5770.

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Now All I have to do is wait for it to show up in the mail wheee.gif
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http://www.swtl.pt/detalhes.php?a=3499

or this one

http://www.kuantokusta.pt/1/136298/MSI-Radeon-HD6950-2Gb-DDR5-PCI-E?kk_s=kk1ps

those are nice picks IMHO..also for the price and value..

not sure if the gigabyte part number is for a reference design tho..but if it is a reference card its also a good choice biggrin.gif
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