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Different bios for the same card?

mr_oraculus

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Hi everyone!

I'm new here so hopefully I don't screw up the posting etiquette too badly but appreciate your patience as I learn! Well, here it goes...

I picked up some new XFX 6800 XT cards and noticed they came with different bios. One card had the same bios as my previous two cards, and one had a completely different bios. I’ve listed the details on the cards, bios, and my related questions below. Thanks!

Here are the card and their bios:

XFX 6800 XT (3 cards) – 113-5N21XT_200801 bios
XFX 6800 XT (1 card) – 113-68XB6SSE1-C01 bios
Here are my questions:
  • Why would these card, all purchased as new in box, come with different bios?
  • Is it worth flashing the newer bios of the 3 higher performing cards to the card with the older bios that isn’t performing as well?
Thanks for the input!
 

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Hi everyone!

I'm new here so hopefully I don't screw up the posting etiquette too badly but appreciate your patience as I learn! Well, here it goes...

I picked up some new XFX 6800 XT cards and noticed they came with different bios. One card had the same bios as my previous two cards, and one had a completely different bios. I’ve listed the details on the cards, bios, and my related questions below. Thanks!

Here are the card and their bios:

XFX 6800 XT (3 cards) – 113-5N21XT_200801 bios
XFX 6800 XT (1 card) – 113-68XB6SSE1-C01 bios
Here are my questions:
  • Why would these card, all purchased as new in box, come with different bios?
  • Is it worth flashing the newer bios of the 3 higher performing cards to the card with the older bios that isn’t performing as well?
Thanks for the input!
Yes, different sku. Different batches.

Different memory, cooling tdp...
 
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