AMD's freshly released Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 are the new leaders for the chipmaker's graphics offerings.
Interestingly, both graphics parts are based off of the same Cayman core. We're not talking about just the same underlying technology, but apparently the cores are the same in both graphics parts. The only difference is the software that's flashed on the BIOS.
It turns out that those who have a Radeon HD 6950 can simply reflash their graphics card BIOS to enable those dormant parts of the GPU.
The process is outlined by TechPowerUp, so click through to check out how to unleash more power out of the Radeon HD 6950.
It still works on some GTX 465s, that's a pretty new card.
You're clearly not old enough to remember ATIs 9800GTs into XTs BIOS mods.
Plus, what's the fail about it? Did you maybe buy a 6970 and now you feel cheated out of 70 bucks?
Getting a HD 6970 at lower price
you don't risk much since 69xx series has double bios ;D one that you can change and one pernament.
I wonder why they made it so easy to mode that card...
I'm not aware of the 9800 GT XT issue, and my first PC had a TNT2. I just never heard of that. And the fail about it is that AMD is going to lose money, and face, over the fact that 2 products within the last 2 years have had simple BIOS bypasses to make them equal to their superior products that they sell.
Who would buy a regular dodge avenger over a charger if you could simply update the ECM in the car and all of a sudden gain a whole bunch of horespower? Same difference.
Additionally, I'm quite happy with my GTX285. I just think that AMD would have learned its lesson the first time