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I got a reference gigabyte a week ago. The rumors of AMD's update for a locked HD 6950 existed since January
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post
You really should do some research before spreading bs on the forums.
Wow you ridiculed yourself right there^^
Take your own advice and check out post 1?
I actually find your post rather ungrateful?
I busted my hump finding reactions from AMD on it and wanted to share and that is your response?

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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post
I got a reference gigabyte a week ago. The rumors of AMD's update for a locked HD 6950 existed since January
Rumors yes , but comments from AMD on it?
No.

That is why I informed you guys
Edited by Kung Pow - 4/14/11 at 5:12pm
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Do you have a reputable source to back what looks to me like speculation in the OP?

People have been speculating that these unlocks would be stopped from day one. Five months later and people are still doing this. Did AMD ever stop people from unlocking cores on some of their cpus?
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 4/14/11 at 5:17pm
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why wouldnt it be true?

U think that AMD can just keep using 6970 cores to make a 6950?

Business practices...why would they want lower profits.
    
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Now I'm not getting one :/
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why wouldnt it be true?

U think that AMD can just keep using 6970 cores to make a 6950?

Business practices...why would they want lower profits.
Product Binning

Thats how the GPU and cpu industry works. Notice how you can still unlock cores on AMD cpus.

You really think that the dual bios is a coincidence?
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Do you have a reputable source to back what looks to me like speculation in the OP?

People have been speculating that these unlocks would be stopped from day one. Five months later and people are still doing this. Did AMD ever stop people from unlocking cores on some of their cpus?
I am not sure why you are still posting this while you should be reading Post 1 which answers your question completely?
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Product Binning

Thats how the GPU and cpu industry works. Notice how you can still unlock cores on AMD cpus.

You really think that the dual bios is a coincidence?
No it is not coincidence^^ AMD intentionally included a BIOS switch so that users could test other BIOS´that would provide updates or performance enhancements of some sort.

What they did not intend it for on the other hand is for people to flash to another version of gpu.

But you have a point right there ..too many "silly mistakes"...
1.)The unfunctional units are not laser cut.
2.)BIOS flashes are not limited to AMD certified BIOS´ but any enduser´s as well
3.)Not the first series of AMD cards to experience the unlock ability ...many other series of cards are able of doing it as well.

In my oppinion it is a marketing trick ..and if you think about it ..a pretty damn good one as well.
The only thing contradicting this theory is why AMD would stress the fact that unlocking is bound to lead to mailfunction so extremely.

Hmm I mean we don´t have any long term studies of it yet but nobody has encountered any problems I believe right?
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Product Binning

Thats how the GPU and cpu industry works. Notice how you can still unlock cores on AMD cpus.

You really think that the dual bios is a coincidence?
Well yeah, but u cant expect reference 6950s popping in all the time when companies are moving to non ref. But, companies are taking advantage of the fact that it does unlock/
    
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Well yeah, but u cant expect reference 6950s popping in all the time when companies are moving to non ref. But, companies are taking advantage of the fact that it does unlock/
Definately!
AMD is aiding from the unlockability feature, financially, reputationally and economically.
There is no logical reason for them to cripple the unlockability feature because they are only gaining on it.

So maybe they are still just rumors ..and the comment of AMD was just to even more encourage the purchase of the 6950?
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I just received a reference HIS 6950 2GB from Newegg today. Going to unlock it when I get home. I will post my results in a few hours.

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