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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125356

First time posting one of these, 244.99 with the mail in rebate added. Also includes free shipping. I'm not %100 sure, (But close enough that I puchased 3) but I think these are the 6950's that can be unlocked to 6970's with just bios flashing.

Tri-Fire 6950's (flashed to 6970's) for 734.97 shipped is a great deal considering the 6990 starts around the $700 price mark!

Deal expires 3/31


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bump, going on last day of deal
    
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6970 flash has major risks involved. I think I read the odds are 5-10% you will fry your card.
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6970 flash has major risks involved. I think I read the odds are 5-10% you will fry your card.
or not as most people have had no problems, me included
post #5 of 7
This 6950 is reference so it should unlock but non-reference ones unlock too it seems.

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6970 flash has major risks involved. I think I read the odds are 5-10% you will fry your card.
Actually the only problem is whether your memory can handle the 6970 spec, but it is easier to just unlock the shaders and your card will run at 6950 clocks so you can be 100% sure no damage will be done and you can just raise the clocks to whatever is stable. I've flashed 3 different 6950s and none had trouble running well beyond 6970 speeds as most can.
    
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I've flashed 3 different 6950s and none had trouble running well beyond 6970 speeds as most can.
Indeed. I've unlocked my two Sapphire 6950's and one XFX 6950 with no problem. The XFX card was originally flashed with the 6970 bios but ran into stability issues. The card has been running great overclocked with just the shaders unlocked.
    
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Just a follow up, got my 3 cards today unlocked perfect without a hitch have them running at 900/1375 shaders at 1536. Did a few short furmark tests and appear to be around 20% faster than before the flash (And I OC'd a tad before the flash as well)

Oh also deal expires in 1 hour 30 min. I know that a new one was just posted for open box cards on Newegg, just want to let you know these are confirmed to OC.

Happy hunting!
    
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