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Flashing the 6950 to 6970

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August 24, 2011 4:29:35 PM

Hi everyone,

I currently own a GTS 250 1GB video card, but recently bought a 1080p monitor. I dont think my GTS 250 will be able to handle any games yet to be released with any good amount of detail.

So I am considering buying an HIS or a Gigabyte 6950. Are the newest batches still flash-able to 6970 bioses?

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August 24, 2011 4:33:00 PM

Only the 2GB editions of the HD6950 are able to be flashed. That's all I know on the matter. :p 

Also, I'm running a GTS450 1GB card which is very similar to your GTS250 and I manage to run all my games (anything from Battlefield 1942 to Battlefield Bad Company 2, to Total War SHOGUN 2) on high settings without any performance issues at 1920x1080.
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August 24, 2011 11:21:50 PM

Current batches cannot be flashed to HD 6970s. I think the supply of 2GB HD 6950 that were flashable dried up sometime back in May.
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August 25, 2011 12:50:56 AM

True, most new cards do not have the switch, and those who do, it has been disabled (it does nothing). I do not know if there is a way to still do it (i guess it would be) but the chances of successfully flashing it are minimal now.
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