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Hey guys, im currently looking to buy a amd hd 6950 2GB version but im hoping that i am able to sell my old parts first before i get the card. I was just wondering if anyone knows when they will stop shipping the 6950 cards that have the ability to flash to a 6970? Thanks!
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prob never,
 
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they already have to the degree that the 1g cards obviously won't...they would have to re-engineer the 2gb versions in a specific way so that it's not possible so those ones will probably have the potential to unlock as long as they are made.

Think of it like a triple core amd cpu...they are quad cores to start off with but don't pass the test for some reason. However if you are lucky they may unlock and work fine for you
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ooo i see...that makes sense! even though these cards can be unlocked, its one of those do it at your own risk situations hahaha. Do anyone know that if you do successfully unlock it to a 6970, does this shorten the life of the card?
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ooo i see...that makes sense! even though these cards can be unlocked, its one of those do it at your own risk situations hahaha. Do anyone know that if you do successfully unlock it to a 6970, does this shorten the life of the card?
There is a reason that the 6970 has an 8 pin and a 6 pin as opposed to the 6950 having dual 6 pin power connectors.
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There is a reason that the 6970 has an 8 pin and a 6 pin as opposed to the 6950 having dual 6 pin power connectors.
That's got nothing to do with the unlock card's longevity. The extra pins btw are not POWER PINS.

Anyways, there are revised 2gb boards in the wild. It'll take time but at some point the original ref design with the bios switch will dry up.
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hopefully not anytime soon...so will a successful unlocked 6950 affect the longevity of the card?
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shouldnt unless the vrms cant handle the amperage.
 
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