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Windows 7: Which ATI 6950?

18 Jan 2011   #21
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

My Gigabyte 6950 flashed with the Asus 6970 BIOS will last me a very long time I'd imagine. Avg over 100fps in BC2 on max settings. Can't complain about that.


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18 Jan 2011   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
XFX are already starting to bring out revised editions (ver 1.1), but they are still cross flashable with the 6970 AFIK.

But ASUS, GIGA, Sapphire, HIS are all good as well.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
My Gigabyte 6950 flashed with the Asus 6970 BIOS will last me a very long time I'd imagine. Avg over 100fps in BC2 on max settings. Can't complain about that.
That's good to know.

Thanks.
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18 Jan 2011   #23
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This sounds like a very good alternative.


But I am curious if this will be like some of AMD CPUs were?

Meaning, for the most part they locked them for a reason.
Even though a lot of people were able to unlock them without any problems at all, a few did have issues.

So Im wondering if it might possibly be a bit of luck involved as to whether or not it will work good or not.

So far Ive only seen positive remarks about it though, so thats a good sign.
I too Im considering this route now though
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18 Jan 2011   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Look at this link - AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod | techPowerUp - At the bottom of the page is a stats list showing the success rate of flashes by brand.
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18 Jan 2011   #25
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, very good info.


Looks like my favored Sappire brand will be a bit of gamble.

Seems XFX,HIS or Gigabyte would be the better choice to do this with.
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18 Jan 2011   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Looks like my favored Sappire brand will be a bit of gamble.
Actually from the review I posted earlier - Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Unlocked to HD 6970 :: TweakTown USA Edition - I was going to go with a Sapphire until I saw that stats sheet that says all cards can be flashed.

Point - From the review I read, I don't think you'd have a problem flashing the Sapphire.

Remembr though that any time you flash any BIOS there's always a risk of something going wrong, so....

I would backup the old BIOS first, in case something did go wrong.
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18 Jan 2011   #27
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's what the dual BIOS system is for.
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18 Jan 2011   #28
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
That's what the dual BIOS system is for.
Exactly
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01 Feb 2011   #29
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well my order is on the way, should be here tomorrow. And the winner is...... Sapphire.

Really wanted to get the XFX but Amazon, via Tiger Direct, sold out at the time I went to purchase. Checked Tiger Directís site and they said they had it but it would ship 1-3 business days . That to me said they didn't have any but were expecting them in.

BTW Newegg wants $319 for the XFX + 30 bucks overnight shipping vs Amazon 289 (sapphire) + 20 bucks overnight shipping

Anyway this will be my first Sapphire product and I can't wait to get the card. I'm going to run 3DMark advantage with my 4890, then run it again with the 6950 to compare scores.

That's it; will let you know what happens tomorrow..... hopefully.
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01 Feb 2011   #30
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Well my order is on the way, should be here tomorrow. And the winner is...... Sapphire.

Really wanted to get the XFX but Amazon, via Tiger Direct, sold out at the time I went to purchase. Checked Tiger Directís site and they said they had it but it would ship 1-3 business days . That to me said they didn't have any but were expecting them in.

BTW Newegg wants $319 for the XFX + 30 bucks overnight shipping vs Amazon 289 (sapphire) + 20 bucks overnight shipping

Anyway this will be my first Sapphire product and I can't wait to get the card. I'm going to run 3DMark advantage with my 4890, then run it again with the 6950 to compare scores.

That's it; will let you know what happens tomorrow..... hopefully.
Sexy.

Good luck mate.

Keep us posted.
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