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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
I am personally against this tricky "unlocking", I think it's too "ghetto".
So, in a way, I'm glad.
to all those who are trying to "LOLWUT" me..

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Originally Posted by Unknownm View Post
Simple rule, if you are going to flash a GPU always have a spare card just incase.
this is why.

I would not try to flash any graphics card because I'm not willing to take that much risk.
Free GPU's don't grow on trees.
For those that can do it, they can do ahead, I'm just not going to risk it.
Edited by srsdude - 4/6/11 at 9:24pm
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
to all those who are trying to "LOLWUT" me..



this is why.

I would not try to flash any graphics card because I'm not willing to take that much risk.
Free GPU's don't grow on trees.
For those that can do it, they can do ahead, I'm just not going to risk it.
So you wouldnt unlock a 6950 2GB? with dual bios and everything?
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
to all those who are trying to "LOLWUT" me..



this is why.

I would not try to flash any graphics card because I'm not willing to take that much risk.
Free GPU's don't grow on trees.
For those that can do it, they can do ahead, I'm just not going to risk it.
That's just YOU.
You stated as if it was good for EVERYONE.
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
I am personally against this tricky "unlocking", I think it's too "ghetto".
So, in a way, I'm glad.
Thats a joke, right?
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post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
to all those who are trying to "LOLWUT" me..

this is why.

I would not try to flash any graphics card because I'm not willing to take that much risk.
Free GPU's don't grow on trees.
For those that can do it, they can do ahead, I'm just not going to risk it.
I guess you never update your motherboard either, right? Because flashing your motherboard's BIOS has the exact same risk. Exact. If that fails you brick your board too.

This is really just a backwards way of looking at this stuff. If you take proper precautions you don't have to worry about. How hard is it to pop in another graphics card and flash again? Heck, the 6950 and 6970 has a backup BIOS that you can access with the flip of a switch, so NO risk.

I am sorry, the lulwuts stand.
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post #16 of 25
So the one possible incentive to buy this GPU has been dashed. Move along folks, nothing to see here, just buy yourself a shiny new HD6850 instead. You'd think AMD would have learned their lesson with the HD5830 but apparently not. AMD didn't see enough fail with the GTX550 Ti launch so they decided to join in with some more fail.
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So the one possible incentive to buy this GPU has been dashed. Move along folks, nothing to see here, just buy yourself a shiny new HD6850 instead. You'd think AMD would have learned their lesson with the HD5830 but apparently not. AMD didn't see enough fail with the GTX550 Ti launch so they decided to join in with some more fail.
There is only one lesson AMD or any other corporation is looking to learn and that is what makes the most money. If the 5830 had done well with how it was positioned then they wouldn't have done the same thing here. We also don't know their cost structure.

Anyway, if they don't hit sales goals expect a price drop or rebate program.
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That picture made me sneeze soda out my nose.
its so absurd its amazing.
Was thinking the same thing. XD
     
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post #19 of 25
Well to unlock it they'd have to build it on a card with disabled cores and whatnot... so this isn't really a surprise... to anyone.
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Well to unlock it they'd have to build it on a card with disabled cores and whatnot... so this isn't really a surprise... to anyone.
A 6790 is a 6870 with cores disabled

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