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AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Seven. on Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:10 am

Hello fellow UKCS'ers, I have some questions! Here goes:

Question numero uno: I would like to know if anyone on UKCS utilizes a Radeon 6950 1 or 2 GB?
Question numero dos: And if so, did you unlock it to a full-blown 6970?
Question numero tres: How does it run for you?

Why ask this?
I'm contemplating purchasing a 6950 (to replace my x-Fire 4870's) with the thought to flash a modified bios into it to unlock it to a proper 6970.
A few bits and bobs here and there like a software tweak in the Catalyst Control Centre to increase power consumption availability and voila.

Thanks a million in advance for answering my question(s)!
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby LuckyNV on Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:36 am

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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Seven. on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:25 am

Thanks LuckyNV
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Volkan^ on Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:49 am

will you be selling one of your 4870's?

I own a 4770 512 at the moment, would I see much of a difference.
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Seven. on Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:12 pm

I don't think the difference is that great. Personally I think you'd get more gain going for some newer generation card that support DirectX11 :)
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Nightwalker on Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:07 pm

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

Look up different pieces of hardware here and compare them =)
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Seven. on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:25 am

For others that read this thread or are looking for a opinion regarding this line of GFX cards:

Getting back on this as I chose the more expensive GTX570 from Nvidia after reading a LOT of reviews and responses from users.

6950 to 6970 unlock is prone to failure after prolonged use.
6970 retail is fast and works BEST at 2560x1600, anything under that resolution is on par with the GTX570.
GTX570 is on par with the 6970 for the SAME price. Has a higher lifespan due to high over-clocking possibilities in the future where the 6970 won't be able to keep up.

Conclusion:
Spend more money on a performance-wise better video-card (than a 6950) and chose the GTX570 from Nvidia (over ATI 6970 due to overclocking potential) with the future (2 years+) in mind.
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby dread on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:02 pm

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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Seven. on Fri May 30, 2014 3:58 pm

This might seem like a silly bump to some,.however, I'm still rocking the GTX570 DC2 after 3 years and it STILL chews up everything I throw at it with relative ease.
Granted, I can't put everything on Ultra Super Duper Amazeballs graphics anymore.

That's all, Seven. OUT!
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Little_Devil on Sat May 31, 2014 12:13 pm

I tend to think cards will not take another leap forward until DX12 comes out.

If you look at what the card manufacturers have concentrated on, it is power consumption rather than the massive boosts in speed before the end of 2009 when DX11 came out, even down to dumbing down graphics capabilities.
Yes we have had many changes in quality, which do slow things down on the older cards, but no major speed improvements of the type pre 2009.

A bit of interesting reading for you, although from my own perspective with a 5870 card, I can still have good quality and speed, it is just everything else, like net quality which lets on line gaming down.
http://www.techspot.com/article/659-his ... pu-part-4/
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Re: AMD ATi 6950 2GB / Unlocked?

Postby Seven. on Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:09 am

Interesting read. Thanks for the link LD.
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