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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    The reason for that on the ASRock Ext7 is because the other PCIe slots are attached to the NF200, hence no Gen3. But one of the slots does get the full 16 lanes since they are using NXP L04083B PCIe 3.0 switches (but it becomes disabled when using the other x16 slots in crossfire/SLI situations)...
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    MSI take a swipe at Gigabyte :laugh: BTW, here in Japan, Gigabyte has released a series of "interesting" boards. Locally called the GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3/G3, GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3/G3, and GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3/G3; global names are GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 rev1.3, GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 rev1.3, and GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 rev1.3...
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    Creative Rolls Out Sound Blaster SoundCore 3D 'Quad-Core' PCIe Sound Cards

    I'm interested in what "quad-core" DSP their using. They do have ZiiLABS, and they recently released a quad-core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Processor called the ZMS-40. Could they be using that for these cards? http://www.ziilabs.com/news/releases/pr20110504.aspx
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    I could only go up to 860 on my unlocked XFX 6950 :( While it aint that bad I think I can say mine uses a 6950 binned GPU, which is a liiiittle bit disappointing considering the Cayman cores were rumored to have good yield and that AMD had too many cores that could be binned 6970s. But then...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Only way to know exactly is to take the cooler off and check the prints on the rams. Just like when you overvolt & overclock your mem sticks, if you over do them and/or don't cool them enough you COULD fry them resulting in permanent artifacts. We've seen guys reporting damaged 6950's from...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Remember all cards are not the same. While most 6950 cards use T2C mem chips which are rated at 1250Mhz, there are a few 6950 cards that use the R0C, the chips used on the 6970. Those really lucky folks should have no problems running 1375, while 6950s with the T2C chips are always at a risk...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Try running benchmarks in windowed mode and monitor your card's temp using GPU-Z. With my card, I found that after the mod, temps above 91C would result in hangups. Havent tried figuring out if it was the core or the mem, went for the simple solution of upping the fan speed.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Albeit rare cases, we've seen 3way or 4way SLIs, CFXs draw too much power from the ATX 24pin connector and burn. I'd rather play it safe and stick to stock 6970 volts at the max for the hd6950 for fear of the pci-e 6pin burning. Like in the article, +27W is a bit over the spec but should be...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    wouldnt it be easier to just take a 6970 bios and mod it so that it'll run at 800/1250 ? I'm new to Radeons so sorry if this isnt possible.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Ive now tried Power control setting +20%, and mine also went OK but I'm getting close results with +0% and +20%, must be my CPU being underpowered :-p Windows7 x64, i3-540@3.7GHz, Mem2GBx2, Catalyst 10.12a Hotfix driver 3DMark 11 Basic v1.01:P4767 Heaven(1920x1080, 8xAA, Fullscreen, Shaders...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    I think I've seen a review of a 6950 with R0C 6000MHz chips, but that could have been an engineering sample that was lent to the media. Since I dont wanna take my cooler off I dont know which chips I have under my XFX HD6950 (HD-695A-CNFC Ver 1.1), but mine seems to take 6000MHz(1375x4) fine...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    I think I also found one more typo in the batch file, this time in the flash_back_to_6950.bat. if exist backup.bin ( atiwinflash -f -p 0 orig.bin should probably be if exist backup.bin (atiwinflash -f -p 0 backup.bin not a big problem because it'll just flash to a generic HD6950, but for...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    I've run Furmark on my 6970ed card but it did hang up on me the first try. Seems the cooler wasnt working hard enough and overheated, temps went above 93degs when it hung up. After cranking up the fan to 55% via ATI overdrive, Furmark bench is running without a problem. Temps are around...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    thanks W1zzard, I've just tried the flash_to_6970 batch file and found it to work with my XFX HD6950! (it was locked. I did get confused for a sec when it told me to switch to the "2" position just a typo, right?) I've yet to test for artifacts, but I'll test it to see how it goes. Besides...
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