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I have just purchased a MSI 6950 2GB ans was wondering how much of a performance gain have you guys seen when it is unlocked. How significant is it, if at all. Any information would be awesome.
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post #2 of 5
not much unless you unlock it and OC it. Many threads already done about it.

EDIT: http://www.overclock.net/ati/899170-...ed-6970-a.html

(One quick thread i found)
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With 3D mark 11...

First without flashing and everything stock: 4342 points, with a 1090 T

And when flashing everything stock: 4945 points.
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Here is the original Techpower article on this. http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

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See the link my my sig.
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