Recently been reading about how the Radeon 6950 can be shader unlocked to become a full fledged 6970. Taking advantage of boxing week savings, I managed to snag an XFX 6950 at a nice price. Unfortunately it came on NYE (Happy New Year!) and I didn’t get a chance to play with it until today.
I’m upgrading from a non-reference XFX Radeon HD5850 which overclocked like a champ for the one or two months that I owned it.
Following the steps found over at TechPowerUp’s AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod page, I proceeded to flash it using the XFX HD6970 BIOS also found on their site.
Look below for lots of pics!
And here we go unlocked!
Make sure to set your PowerTune in CCC up to +20% to unlock the full benefits!
Here is a quick comparison for 5850 vs 6950@6970 in Unigine
Buy up these cards before AMD’s new revision removes this unlock!