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[Xbit] AMD Denies Possibility of Unlocking of Radeon HD 6790

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Not all graphics cards are equally good for experienced end-users, who are not afraid of pushing their performance to the maximum possible level. Advanced Micro Devices officially confirmed that its latest AMD Radeon HD 6790 cannot be transformed into more powerful solution by re-enabling disabled units
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...n_HD_6790.html

So much for that I suppose.
 
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I am personally against this tricky "unlocking", I think it's too "ghetto".
So, in a way, I'm glad.
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I am personally against this tricky "unlocking", I think it's too "ghetto".
So, in a way, I'm glad.

Seriously, it takes like 3 steps. Well, I guess unlocking cores on Athlon/Phenom II X2/3s are "tricky" and "ghetto"?
Edited by Eugenester - 4/6/11 at 9:03pm
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Always out to screw the middle man!
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Seriously, it takes like 3 steps. Well, I guess unlocking cores on Athlon/Phenom II X2/3s are "tricky" and "ghetto"?
That picture made me sneeze soda out my nose.
its so absurd its amazing.
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I am personally against this tricky "unlocking", I think it's too "ghetto".
So, in a way, I'm glad.
Huh? Pursuit of Performance...not "It was too tricky so we'll stay stock".

You sound like a Dell owner -_-
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Huh? Pursuit of Performance...not "It was too tricky so we'll stay stock".

You sound like a Dell owner -_-
Nah, most Dell users are running Intel EXTREME graphics.
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Originally Posted by Eugenester View Post

Seriously, it takes like 3 steps. Well, I guess unlocking cores on Athlon/Phenom II X2/3s are "tricky" and "ghetto"?
Some mobos can do it in one step lol
On my mobo, I just have to press one button at POST to enable/disable core unlocking. (Or flick a switch on the board)

On topic: Well, the 6790 is still a pretty nice card for the price. (Especially with dwindling GTX460 768MB stock)
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Simple rule, if you are going to flash a GPU always have a spare card just incase.
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post #10 of 25
Well it's in their interest that people don't unlock disabled units so they may or may not be telling the whole truth.
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