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Can I CF two different brand 6950's that have ONLY the shaders unlocked?

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and then OC them together in sapphire trixx to 880/1375/20% power slider?

I have a couple hundred bucks laying around, and a second reference 6950 on ebay is about that price, is why I ask.
 

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Yes. Yes you can. :)
 

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+1 to erocker.

In fact , Iam running one XFX, and one Sapphire card, in exactly the configuration you describe. No problems doing so that aren't present running one card, or both cards from the same brand.
 

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+1 to erocker.

In fact , Iam running one XFX, and one Sapphire card, in exactly the configuration you describe. No problems doing so that aren't present running one card, or both cards from the same brand.
amazed your still running XFX after all the heart ache they caused ya Dave :rockout:
 

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You after some high end gaming ......lol (jk)

Cadaveca has it right as always

I am only doing it because I got my second 6950 2gb reference card for only $165 off eBay... so yeah... I figured why not. Should last me until Haswell/DDR4/Directx12 overhaul.
 

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amazed your still running XFX after all the heart ache they caused ya Dave :rockout:
Please. I know it wasn't XFX's fault, and was hardware-related. I have no problems with XFX...they provided me with some great support...it's AMD's horrible display output design that caused all the problems, and is currently a problem for 7-series owners as well.


Yes, I RMA'd 9 XFX cards of the same model, and paid for a whole other card in shipping fees. But it's AMD's problem, not XFX's.

I am only doing it because I got my second 6950 2gb reference card for only $165 off eBay... so yeah... I figured why not. Should last me until Haswell/DDR4/Directx12 overhaul.


Nice grab, I recently aquired my third 6950, also a reference...and also an XFX card with lifetime warranty(I'm now using the non-reference card in my review rig).
 

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+1 to erocker.

In fact , Iam running one XFX, and one Sapphire card, in exactly the configuration you describe. No problems doing so that aren't present running one card, or both cards from the same brand.
Ditto. Except mine are full 6970-Gigabyte/Sapphire.