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Windows 7: Which ATI 6950?

12 Apr 2011   #61
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cody471 View Post
Yeah XFX make premium quality products...go for XFX
I've already got the Sapphire (bottom card). This thread was started back in Jan 2011.

Thanks.


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12 Apr 2011   #62
cody471

Windows 7
 
 

damn didnt see the date =)
anywayscongrats on your new card u f%^king rich man =D
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12 Apr 2011   #63
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it's a 2 gig version.

i'm not 100% sure about non-flashability, maybe there's a way, but i don't think it's as simple as a 'standard' 6950 - it also doesn't have the second bios chip:

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While the AMD reference design had a Volterra voltage regulator and a dual BIOS switch, MSI has chosen to go without the switch and a CHiL voltage regulator. The CHiL controller is supported in MSI's excellent overclocking software Afterburner, so this shouldn't be a problem. When we tried to unlock the additional shaders to turn this card into a HD 6970, we were out of luck. It seems the ASIC on our test sample has the shaders properly locked, so a BIOS mod is not possible. Whether this is the case for the HD 6950 Twin Frozr II production cards is unknown at this time.
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Now one point we have to mention - with the first revision of the reference models you could flash in a R6970 BIOS into a R6950 graphics card, and get extra shader processors enabled. That trick won't work here as this card is not reference. However, we do wonder a little what would happen if you'd flash an MSI R6970 Twin Frozr II BIOS into this product
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12 Apr 2011   #64
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i notice it's quite a bit smaller than yours, drew - here's old vs new:

Which ATI 6950?-compare.jpg

notice the cobwebs on old card


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12 Apr 2011   #65
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah it seems MSI took that BIOS tweak ability away

This is interesting......


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Now one point we have to mention - with the first revision of the reference models you could flash in a R6970 BIOS into a R6950 graphics card, and get extra shader processors enabled. That trick won't work here as this card is not reference. However, we do wonder a little what would happen if you'd flash an MSI R6970 Twin Frozr II BIOS into this product
I wonder too....? Will have to look around the net to see if it's been done yet.

Anyway I'm glad I got the reference card with the dual BIOS.

Oh and I got you on it being the 2gig version. That's good.

Thanks.
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12 Apr 2011   #66
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i notice it's quite a bit smaller than yours, drew - here's old vs new:

Attachment 148747

notice the cobwebs on old card
Yeah, that is curious. Does it still take two 6-pin PCIe connectors?

You have a link to that card? - Duh...... Never mind.... you gave me a link
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12 Apr 2011   #67
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes it's got two power connectors, at the side of the card, rather than back.

linky linky

i think the reference card would have been a tight squeeze in my case. (forgive the pun)
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12 Apr 2011   #68
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I just took a gandor at it. The specs are pretty much on par with the reference card all the way round, and as you noted, the extra 10MHz doesn't seem to add anything. Nice card though. Good.

Now all you have to do is run a few games through it to get the enjoyment out of it. I love mine, does what I need it to do, even without the BIOS tweak
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12 Apr 2011   #69
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Hi everyone don't mean to intrude on the 6900series post but just wondering about this score i have on Unigine Engine

Im running a 6870 couldn't wait for the 6900's to come out

so i took a gamble now im a little embaressed hahaha at what im going to show you vs the impeckable specs on everyone else's in here

Unigine

Heaven Benchmark v2.0

FPS:32.5
Scores:819
Min FPS:17.9
Max FPS:65.9

Hardware

Binary:Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1500 Release Mar 7 2010
Operating system:Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model:AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
CPU flags:3400MHz MMX+ 3DNow!+ SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4A HTT
GPU model:AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series 8.831.2.0 1024Mb

Settings

Render:direct3d11
Mode:1680x1050 fullscreen
Shaders:high
Textures:high
Filter:trilinear
Anisotropy:4x
Occlusion:enabled
Refraction:enabled
Volumetric:enabled
Replication:disabledTessellation:normal

Unigine Corp. 2005-2010

just curious if this card performs like it should or do i need to do more tweaking thanks in advanced
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12 Apr 2011   #70
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

my results are from a different benchmark.

i used the tropics demo (because it was a smaller download) - looks a bit crysis-y, with tropical beaches and palm trees.
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