The HD 6950 Can Have Its Shaders Unlocked

Get one of these for Christmas? It seems like this particular model has its performance capped through software rather than hardware, and a simple BIOS flash can bring gains of a HD 6970. The guys at TechPowerUp wrote a guide with details of how this is done, but take note that a HD 6950 only uses two 6-pin PCIe power connectors whereas the 6970 uses an 8-pin and 6-pin. Both of these cards are based on the same design and only the number of shaders vary, 1408 on the 6950 opposed to 1535 on the 6970.

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