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after alot of reading in the past few days trying to decide between the GTX570 and the 6950, I've decided to go with the 6950 and unlock it to 6970 , overpowering it by 20% and overclock it if needed not sure yet.

so my question is : are these 2 brands of 6950 unlockable? and if they are which one is better in y our opinion?

ASUS : http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/A...69502DI2S2GD5/

SAPPHIRE : http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...=0001&pid=1021

GIGABYTE : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3667#sp

PRICE differences - cheapest is sapphire, gigabyte around 10-15$ extra and ASUS around 30-35$ more than the sapphire

Would be really helpful, thanks
Edited by avishai445 - 4/24/11 at 9:55am
post #2 of 28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914
thats unlockable

they have to be referenced cards

basically the sapphire is the best to go with if u wanna unlock a card
trust me i ordered the sapphire and its on its way!!

i hope i helped you out!!
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post #3 of 28
They did unlock early on. Right now I think your best bet is an HIS card, for unlocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-355-_-Product

Has anyone bought an ASUS or Sapphire from Newegg and succesfully unlocked it RECENTLY?
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just got my asus cards from newegg last week(had to rma the first pair)and they unlocked just fine.
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post #5 of 28
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so is the sapphire one i listed is unlockable or not (seems reference to me but how can i be sure)
post #6 of 28
I have the gigabyte 6950, unlocks perfectly.
post #7 of 28
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the question was : are the GPU's that I listed above with links unlockable
(i know that there are sapphire/asus/gigabyte unlockable cards i need to know if the ones I listed are).

and another thing, which company has the best drivers and stuff if I'll want to OC the card after the unlock?

thanks
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The asus you listed is the same one i have.. So yes for that one
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post #9 of 28
Ill be buying a 6950 in a few weeks and I was just wondering about what brands unlock reliably.
Anyone know if MSI still unlocks most of the time?
If not ill just grab a Reference ASUS or HIS 6950 and hope for the best.
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As of a month ago or less Sapphire Radeon HD6950's 2GB were unlockable from Tiger Direct.
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