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I recommend the XFX one, since it is more likely unlockable without problems.

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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Also, drivers are just as good for both. We're not in 2007/08 anymore.
The AMD Crossfire drivers have a lot of issues; Bioshock (a game from 2007) would flicker whenever a strong light was present, BFBC2 and MW2 would also flicker when you'd fire a machine gun. There was no fix for Crysis 2 for at least 3 weeks.

Also, for some reason ATI drivers created tons of problems in media encoding as "AMD Video Converter" is just pure trash.

Having said that, they are still great cards, but make no mistake, Nvidia drivers are much better.
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Mine unlocked and is great. Wonderful card.
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post #23 of 54
Yes, both would work but the XFX card is over-priced. The MSI 6950 is at the same price in Amazon and Newegg. Get it wherever of the two you prefer.
    
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post #24 of 54
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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
Are you sure? It has two PCI-e slots and came with a crossfire cable.
oh...guess I don't remember correctly then.
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post #26 of 54
Thread Starter 
Does it have the dual BIOS?
post #27 of 54
yes.
post #28 of 54
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Excellent

So, final question.
HIS or XFX for unlocking.
post #29 of 54
doesn't really matter. get reference design, unlock shaders, OC. don't flash the bios with a 6970 one, that could lead to problems.
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If it has a dual BIOS couldnt i try to unlock to 5970 on one of them, and if it doesnt work, switch back to the other?
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