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is the XFX 6950 2GB reference? manufacturer code = HD-695A-CNFC

just bought it, its on its way, thought i may try to unlock shaders?
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Just to update I just unlock the shaders and haven't had any problems for now.
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anyone notice they aren't selling reference cards on newegg or ncix anymore? Might have to search a bit harder and pay a bit more for another 6950 reference card in the future.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
anyone notice they aren't selling reference cards on newegg or ncix anymore? Might have to search a bit harder and pay a bit more for another 6950 reference card in the future.
Yes they still do. This is a reference MSI 2GB 6950 card found on newegg. It took 3 seconds to find, just gotta look for them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-555-_-Product
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post #25 of 30
still unlockable as long as you get reference 2GB models
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I think you'd better off getting 6870 because the performance difference is not that much and you're paying ~$70 premium.
    
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post #27 of 30
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Yes they still do. This is a reference MSI 2GB 6950 card found on newegg. It took 3 seconds to find, just gotta look for them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-555-_-Product
They're all out of stock.
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and i doubt they will be restocked
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post #29 of 30
So how can you tell if it's a Reference card? Will it say on the Mfr. product site?
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post #30 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by yoyo711 View Post
still unlockable as long as you get reference 2GB models

Noobs please you need to stop spreading your misconceptions!

There is no 6950 which is more likely to be unlocked.
Completely regardless of ref , non ref !

If a card will unlock or not only depends on the fact if it has been laser cut or not!

The process of laser cutting was conducted radomly but according to recent claims of AMD there will be precautionary measures taken to inhibit customers from performing the unlock.

Meaning more cards will be laser cut and those new laser cut badges are already in market circulation so the probability of ANY 6950 unlocking ref or not is highly decimated.

So stop spewing around the rumor that a ref card´s "advantage" is being more likely to unlock ...it is cómplete nonsense.
It is funny how fast it spreads though..on idiot said it and all the noobs copy it immediately and have no shame of expanding this bull****.


The people who are saying this nonsense should inform themselves before allowing this idiocy
to expand.
Don´t just pick up random posts and repeat them without thinking.

The only rational reason for for getting a 6950 ref is if you are going to water cool.
In any other case the ref card is useless compared to non ref.
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