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Old May 11, 2011, 08:11 AM
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If I don;t want to flash the 4950 with full 4970 bios, instead unlock the locked shaders and manually up the clocks, is it possible with all 4950's 2 gig? I dont want the reference cards because of the shity and loud fan it comes with.

Only reference cards can be unlock.
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Old May 12, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Pretty unconventional suggestion but may i advise looking towards a 58 series card? Given that a 5870 lags behind a 6950 by only like 1% in performance but is often 33% cheaper I would say its a better solution. Also you might be able to pick up 2x5870's for a relatively similar price to one of the high tier 6950's, so you really cant go wrong, just check out Toms Hardware chart if you need to be convinced.
This generation of video cards was hardly a performance leap over the last, even eVGA are releasing a 2xGTX460 card (if i remember correctly) that squishes or comes close to a GTX580. I wouldN'T recommend purchasing a last gen nvidia card though since Fermi's first gen was notoriously hot and power consuming compared to the GTX5's ;)
Im going to look into it, thanks for the info.
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