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Anybody with an XFX 6950 2gb, can you check the backside of the exhaust port and tell me if you have the xfx machined into the grill?

If yes or no, when and where did you buy it?

I received mine from Amazon and it has the reference style grill. There is no custom XFX stamped logo. All the unboxing videos on youtube and pictures show the models with the xfx machined in.

I'm asking not because I care about the logo, but thinking my card might be original original reference card when the 6950 were very similar to the 6970 in the early days.

I bought my card from Amazon a week ago. Amazon doesn't exactly have high turnover with their graphics cards, so maybe I got lucky.

BTW, my card unlocked and runs fine on 6970 clocks.
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My neighbor has a reference XFX 6950 2Gb with the XFX grill in the exhaust part.

He bought it in Caseking.de here in Germany.
    
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my grill is an XFX machined in grill i got mine nearer launch maybe 2 weeks after
got mine from eBuyer in UK
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What revision number is it?
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both of mine have XFX logo in the back exhaust. they are still reference PCB's i think
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What revision number is it?
how do i tell?

i tried looking near the pcie connector and couldn't find anything.
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Should be on the box UPC label or the sticker on the back of your card.
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hmmm. it says ver 1.2. only difference i can see is the lack of xfx machined-in logo on the back.

any word on the differences?

BTW, the bios in 1 position was locked. I couldn't flash it in the windows utility. I had to open a command prompt and unlock the bios first before flashing.
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I'm running it with original 6950 bios and unlocked shaders. Right now clocks are 883/1375 @ 1.175 volts using msi afterburner.

I don't want to say I'm stable because stability is always an ongoing thing with gpus. There's always that random game that can cause stability to be out of wack.

I ran 3dmark06 and crysis fine. Gotta continue testing.
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I have a Rev 1.1. It DOES have the XFX Stamped into the grill on the back.
I bought it on Newegg on February 2nd.

I bought the 2nd card from TigerDirect directly around Feb 10th.
It's a revision 1.2. It does NOT have the XFX Stamped into the back.

They are both identical apart from the XFX missing on one.
Both are reference.
Both have identical stock BIOS. Both are flashed with shader unlocks.
 
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