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April 30, 2012, 03:47:07 PM
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If you live in the States, Newegg has 6950's on for a great price right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987
In QTY2+ they're only $230, but use promo code EMCYTZT1523 to drop them down to $184. They even have free shipping and a Dirt3 code.

They might use more power, but I have a flashed 6950 happily mining at 400MH/s. For something with a higher resale to gamers than a 5870 and a full warranty, it's a pretty nice price.
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April 30, 2012, 06:52:15 PM
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Great for me since I have low power costs.  Thanks!
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May 30, 2012, 09:18:02 PM
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Worked out great for me.  I picked up 4, sold the Dirt games and got them for about $180 each, shipped.  

The shaders are not unlock-able, as expected with newer cards.  I have them running at 850/725 core/mem and am getting 345Mh/s.  

Do you think it would be worthwhile to flash the bios in order to downclock that memory more?  My power is pretty cheap (.048) but Im still interested in shaving off the watts.
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May 30, 2012, 11:27:36 PM
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yes you want to underclock the memory if at all possible. Try bios flashing. High memory = big increase in watts with a reduction in mhash.

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May 30, 2012, 11:45:55 PM
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Worked out great for me.  I picked up 4, sold the Dirt games and got them for about $180 each, shipped. 

The shaders are unlock-able, as expected with newer cards.  I have them running at 850/725 core/mem and am getting 345Mh/s. 

Do you think it would be worthwhile to flash the bios in order to downclock that memory more?  My power is pretty cheap (.048) but Im still interested in shaving off the watts.

You should be able to get better results than that. I have my 1GB unlocked 6950s running at 850MHz and I get 380MH/s
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May 30, 2012, 11:51:40 PM
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Thats probably because you were able to unlock shaders right?


Any tips on where to get an appropriate BIOS?

Thx guys!
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May 30, 2012, 11:56:31 PM
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Thats probably because you were able to unlock shaders right?


Any tips on where to get an appropriate BIOS?

Thx guys!

Aren't yours? I thought you said they were unlockable. I used Wizard's script and RBE to mod mine.
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May 30, 2012, 11:58:33 PM
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Whoops, I meant they are not.

I'll google for "Wizard's script and RBE" thanks!
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May 31, 2012, 11:38:18 PM
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That doesn't look like a reference design, so it it guaranteed to unlock to a 6970?
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June 01, 2012, 04:22:11 AM
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No, it wont.  I only want to flash it to lower my memory clock and save some watts.
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June 01, 2012, 01:40:54 PM
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Good deal for sure.

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June 01, 2012, 08:41:13 PM
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April 30th.

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