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Windows 7: Need new graphics card

05 Jun 2011   #11
taylorig

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
1. It's the 6950 that can be flashed to the 6970 spec, and only the 2 GB version.....

2.What you are doing is unlocking a shader core group, and gambling that it was locked for no good reason..

3.If you do that you void your warranty....(is that why AMD hasn't tried to stop it?)

4. Stormy recommended a 6850....if you flash that to a 6970, you will have a paperweight....


Ahhh right, fair enough. Like i said it's only what i'd seen floating around the net. And seeing has i don't run an ATI card then i've not done it myself.

Personally i think these things are worth looking in to sometimes because i know for a fact most companies hold back on hardware or lock it for profit reasons. Then they bring the next generation of cards out which is basically the same chipset as the previous one's, just overclocked or unlocked versions.

But it's all down to the end user i suppose and whether or not they are competent enough to do these things and as you mentioned, more importantly void warranty.


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06 Jun 2011   #12
psychfunk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm gonna save up and get the 6870, thanks guys.
And I'm not experienced with flashing graphics cards anyway so even if I could have, I wouldn't have bothered.

Who knows, by the time I've gathered up the money the 7xxx cards might be out. Would that make the 69xx ones cheaper or what?
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06 Jun 2011   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psychfunk View Post

Who knows, by the time I've gathered up the money the 7xxx cards might be out. Would that make the 69xx ones cheaper or what?
Eventually.
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06 Jun 2011   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Unless your a really rich man that has time to throw away money on the latest ,you'll still be behinde every 3to 6 months they have improved the product from the first release .


So don't worry about the top of the line get what works for you cause after all in a year or 2 the gpu will be the same as all otheres dinosaurs, but with any luck it will be usefull for a few years till it is time to look for another one or a system upgrade .
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06 Jun 2011   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Unless your a really rich man that has time to throw away money on the latest
You don't have to be rich to have the latest

But having no debt, no kids and an understanding GF helps a lot

Quote:
So don't worry about the top of the line get what works for you cause after all in a year or 2 the gpu will be the same as all otheres dinosaurs, but with any luck it will be usefull for a few years till it is time to look for another one or a system upgrade .
True.

Although not all dinosaurs are equal - a higher end dinosaur is still quicker than a lower end dinosaur and a higher end dinosaur will always last longer than a lower end one.

IF AMD stick to their normal schedule, they will release their 'mid range' cards first ie 7850/7870 followed a few months later by the higher end versions.

It's only when the higher end versions appear that the price really starts to drop on the previous gen cards.
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06 Jun 2011   #16
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Make sure your case is big enough what ever card you getting
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06 Jun 2011   #17
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Unless your a really rich man that has time to throw away money on the latest
You don't have to be rich to have the latest

But having no debt, no kids and an understanding GF helps a lot

Quote:
So don't worry about the top of the line get what works for you cause after all in a year or 2 the gpu will be the same as all otheres dinosaurs, but with any luck it will be usefull for a few years till it is time to look for another one or a system upgrade .
True.

Although not all dinosaurs are equal - a higher end dinosaur is still quicker than a lower end dinosaur and a higher end dinosaur will always last longer than a lower end one.

IF AMD stick to their normal schedule, they will release their 'mid range' cards first ie 7850/7870 followed a few months later by the higher end versions.

It's only when the higher end versions appear that the price really starts to drop on the previous gen cards.

To late about Kids,Wife lmao ....I have no debt .......yet i still find it hard to part with so much money in so short of time ,but im learning to take more time into looking for future instead of right now that's always a +1
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06 Jun 2011   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post


To late about Kids,Wife lmao ....I have no debt .......
There's your debt (same thing from the wallets perspective)


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yet i still find it hard to part with so much money in so short of time
True. Then again it's also a matter of perspective.

In a previous life I used to spend the same amount of money that I do on tech stuff only to literally watch it 'go up in smoke'. The biggest difference now is that I still have a physical object to enjoy where previously it was gone as soon as the smoke cleared...

Still hurts to part with the cash, but somehow it hurts less


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but im learning to take more time into looking for future instead of right now that's always a +1
Definitely a bonus.

I remember when you weren't that happy with your 5770 which you replaced with your 6870 and your much happier now because it will last a lot longer before needing to be upgraded.
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08 Jun 2011   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post


To late about Kids,Wife lmao ....I have no debt .......
There's your debt (same thing from the wallets perspective)


Quote:
yet i still find it hard to part with so much money in so short of time
True. Then again it's also a matter of perspective.

In a previous life I used to spend the same amount of money that I do on tech stuff only to literally watch it 'go up in smoke'. The biggest difference now is that I still have a physical object to enjoy where previously it was gone as soon as the smoke cleared...

Still hurts to part with the cash, but somehow it hurts less


Quote:
but im learning to take more time into looking for future instead of right now that's always a +1
Definitely a bonus.

I remember when you weren't that happy with your 5770 which you replaced with your 6870 and your much happier now because it will last a lot longer before needing to be upgraded.
oh yes much happier
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