So you are saying that the Shader unlock will work with any 6950 reference or non reference.
But the full 6970 unlock will only work with the reference design and the two other non reference ones you mentioned?
I looked around a bit and gathered some information of which card I will get:
I will not try to engage the full 6970 unlock because the 1-3% are ridiculous considering that my card might be damaged.
So if you confirm that the Shader unlock will work with any 6950 regardless of reference or non reference my options increase dramatically.
Because I want to overclock the hell out of the card I want it to have good cooling..another reason why reference design wonÂ´t be any good in my case.
Here my first retailer: http://geizhals.at/eu/?cat=gra16_512&asuch=6950&sort=p (scroll down)
Here the second: http://www.ditech.at/search.do?searc...n=herstellerNR
What do you think ? do I have a good selection here? Which one of the cards in the links would you pick to have max oc , good cooling and shader unlock?
Then we also have the 6950 Twin Frozr III which judging by recent experiences, is unlockable. It also has a BIOS switch and hands down the best cooler. On the other hand, I can't guarantee an unlock on this card, as it's not enough info out yet. Looking promising though.
Your other option is bying the cheapest 6950 2GB reference and smack on an aftermarket cooler.
You have all cards mentioned available.
Edited by Stefy - 4/7/11 at 7:05pm