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post #11 of 37
I'd have to say 6950 CFX. I'll be doing that soon.
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whatever choice you make, do not base it on unlocking any card. I would be doubtful if many of those that unlocked will be still happy a year from now.
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Is it a co-insidense that every comment against unlocking is posted by someone with a HD 6970? (s)
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Bad drivers, Crossfire not working with new games, Micro Stutter.
GTX 470 SLI, mega lag, stuttering, driver crash, unstable, heat issues, so i return them for 2 different 470's. Same again, want me to carry on?
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post #15 of 37
2x 6950 2GB versions and flash them to 6970s?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Antsu View Post
Is it a co-insidense that every comment against unlocking is posted by someone with a HD 6970? (s)
Nope. They're just unhappy for the fact that they wasted money on a card that is the same speed and more expensive. Typical buyer's remorse.

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whatever choice you make, do not base it on unlocking any card. I would be doubtful if many of those that unlocked will be still happy a year from now.
Yeah, sure, sure... More than 95% of the Radeon HD 6950 2GBs successfully unlock at least the extra cores. Moving along...
    
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post #17 of 37
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Is it a co-insidense that every comment against unlocking is posted by someone with a HD 6970? (s)
No, not me

I haven't said anything bad about unlocking 6950's

In fact, I think they're great CFX setup for the price!
    
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post #18 of 37
If budget would allow, I would have gone for the 6970. More overclocking head room. But I am more than happy with my pair of 6950.
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post #19 of 37
Flashing/unlocking the 6950 is overrated. Most of the performance difference between the 6950 and the 6970 is clock speed, therefore overclocking yields a larger performance increase than unlocking. You will gain 1-3% in performance from unlocking where as you will gain 10-15% (6970 performance and beyond) from overclocking. See the comparison in my signature.

The 6970 gives you the performance without the hassle and as a result carries a premium price over the 6950. The 6970 has better rated memory for a potential higher memory overclock. Also, the chips binned for 6970 use have potential for a higher core overclock.
Edited by compudaze - 4/1/11 at 7:52am
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post #20 of 37
Quote:
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Is it a co-insidense that every comment against unlocking is posted by someone with a HD 6970? (s)
I'm not one of them either . I'd say go for the 6950's for crossfire.
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