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igot6strings December 10, 2012 03:59 AM

Bios update help needed - Sapphire 6870
I've been trying to find the correct bios. There is a number of cards on the sapphire site but none seem to match up with my card completely. Was hoping someone could point me to the correct update.

Catalyst info about my card:

Graphics Card Manufacturer Built by AMD
Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Device ID 6738
Vendor ID 1002
Subsystem ID 00D0
Subsystem Vendor ID 1002
Graphics Bus Capability PCI Express 2.0
Maximum Bus Setting PCI Express 2.0 x16
BIOS Version
BIOS Part Number 113-C2220100-104
BIOS Date 2010/10/04
Memory Size 1024 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Core Clock in MHz 900 MHz
Memory Clock in MHz 1050 MHz
Total Memory Bandwidth in GByte/s 134.4 GByte/s

Box info:
Sku# 21179-00-40r
PN# 102-C22201-01-AT
2xMini Display, 2 DVI, 1 HDMI

AFAIK the bios is still the stock bios. As its a number of years old now it wouldn't hurt to pop the final version of the bios to the card.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks folks.

KaptCrunch December 10, 2012 07:40 AM

try thier auto update page select auto

igot6strings December 10, 2012 08:23 AM

Thanks KT but I'm not looking for drivers. I'm looking for a bios/firmware update.

KaptCrunch December 10, 2012 08:31 AM

it comes with thier drivers updates
so getting the current is done then

more important is MotherBoard firmware

first know what MB have and for some manu change hardware on MB an still keep model name only changing the Revision of MB to know difference when updating bios

if used wrong Rev MB on bios update you just made a door stop for you crammed a chevy part in a ford

igot6strings December 10, 2012 10:01 AM

I think one of us is on a different page than the other.

KaptCrunch December 10, 2012 12:00 PM

since your on about bring your computer firmware hardware up to date i threw in MB bios too

heres what your looking for firmwares

Note: @ own risk when flashing any firmware most are done in DOS your on own for can't guide the unknown

so yes on a different page when comes to flashing

for its not GUI app ...click its done

so read all about flashing and understand the commands

igot6strings December 10, 2012 12:11 PM

I'm not sure about that one either. Thats the dirt3 edition and has 2 fans, mine has the reference heatsink/casing with a blower fan. Also the sub system ID is different than whats on my card. Not sure if that matters. However the device ID is the same so I'm a bit confused.

KaptCrunch December 10, 2012 12:33 PM

roll the dice an pick one note the Toxic bios GPU should be on dry ice cooling or gpu bye bye @ 970

if going over stock clock speeds you gonna need extra cooling on gpu

igot6strings December 10, 2012 01:45 PM

Oh I got extra cooling. I ripped off the reference case and mounted another fan to the heatsink while also using a spot cool 80mm fan on it as well as the stock blower. Hovers nicely around 65-70'C at load while OC'd to 960 on the gpu and 1100 on the mem using catalyst. I also put some noctua paste on the gpu chip itself to help with temps already as well.

So those bios are compatible? I don't want to do it without being sure first. I'd most likely go for the 920 one rather than the 970.
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