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HD 6950 successful unlock ratio

Poll Results: Did it unlock to a 6970?

 
  • 94% (17)
    Yes
  • 0% (0)
    No
  • 5% (1)
    It did but had issues/problems
18 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
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Before deciding on which card to buy (primary choice asus gtx560 dcu II, secondary choice XFX HD 6950 2gb) I need to find out the successful unlock ratio of 6950 cards. So, please take part in the poll and post the following data:

1.> If successful : brand name and model and load temp
2.> If unsuccessful : brand name and model. did the card burn or something, did loading default bios fix it?
3.> Success with some problem: brand name and model. what kind of problems? solution if any.

Thanx in advance.
    
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2x sucessful>asus>reference>70c on air 39c on water
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Should it matter? The 2GB 6950 will crush a 560 from the extra Vram... XD that's no contest...
     
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1 successful unlock<HIS<reference<71c on air at 920/1400
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
Should it matter? The 2GB 6950 will crush a 560 from the extra Vram... XD that's no contest...
Actually, from what I have read on the net, the 1gb version offers similar performance to the 2gb version. So, vram above 1gb doesnt seem to be too useful in this segment of cards.
I might be wrong though, just stating what I have read so far.
    
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post #7 of 12
Why don't you just look at the tpu thread, poll? It's like 99% unlock for ref cards anyways.
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msi - unlocked and oc's to max 6970 ccc limits of 950/1450(?). I did have to create a fan profile. The fan speed and temps normally settle in @ 50% and ~78C + or -.
    
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post #9 of 12


Here are some reults regarding the matter.

Best and most stable OC results are yielded with the ASUS DCUII and Twin Frozr III.
Keep in mind though both cards have structurly enhanced architecture for more efficient overclocking and a specially designed Voltage Controller.
They also rech the highest core clocks as well.

Best documented ref overclocking results have the Gigabyte and Sapphire cards
Edited by Kung Pow - 4/13/11 at 2:53pm
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