Originally Posted by Leito360
I tried to unlock my 6950 but it didn't work. GPU-z (last version) tell me that there are 1408 shaders.
What a crap, I feel I was scammed.
How much OC I should give to the card to get the performance of an unlocked one?
Common! I seriously doubt that the seller (MSI for sure did not) promised you in writing that the card will unlock... and the performance between stock clocks and stock clocks+unlocked is within the margin of error
OC and be happy
On the topic: mine unlocked, but did not see any performance increase and also got artifacts all over the place
I am starting to believe that all this unlock gimmick was a very clever sale campaign
to see that clock to clock 6950 and 6970 yield almost the same results.
part of the conclusion:
"...The Radeon HD 6950 is 10-13% slower than the Radeon HD 6970, but this gap can be easily closed by overclocking... Besides, the Radeon HD 6950 has lower temperatures and, consequently, produces less noise..."