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When will 2nd batch of 6950 be released?

searingmage

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I'm intending to purchase sapphire ati radeon 6950. But my supplier say stock will only come in on Tuesday (11th of January 2011). So, I'm wondering if the stock is new stock, or 2nd batch will not come out so soon which mean that they are still first batch (can be unlocked).
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id say it will still be the first batch.
 

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Thanks for the reply, then I guess I gonna get it :D
Any idea when 2nd batch will be out? (Cause my supplier say latest restock date will be by Thursday, I hope that a few days difference doesn't mean a new not unlockable batch.)
 
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Has it been established that future 6950's won't be able to be unlocked?
 

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So, anyone has any idea when 2nd batch will come in? I would like to have a confirmation before purchasing this week.
 
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It seems it's quite confirm that you cannot bios unlock it. Other methods nobody knows yet.
AMD Revising Radeon HD 6900 Series PCB
The cheaper parts should translate to lower prices at our end, which can't be a bad thing even if the new ones can't be unlocked. They're going to be having fits over at nVidia if AMD does a price drop on HD6900 so soon after the GTX570/580 launch and with GTX560 just around the corner.
 
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unanswered because nobody can answer it, they are changing the cards and im sure it will be sooner rather than later so i would grab one as soon as possible and hope for the best. i havent heard of anyone having one of the new cards yet.
 
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the new 6950's will have different vrms and most likely will not flash to the 6970, especially now that amd is aware it is possible, they are not in the industry for loosing money, my suggestion if you are only getting it to up flash, buy now. im willing to put money on amd aking it impossible to up flash on the gen 2 pcb's
 

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unanswered because nobody can answer it, they are changing the cards and im sure it will be sooner rather than later so i would grab one as soon as possible and hope for the best. i havent heard of anyone having one of the new cards yet.
Hmmm, is it safe to assume that if I purchase within this week, the stock is still first batch? Lol..
 
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Hmmm, is it safe to assume that if I purchase within this week, the stock is still first batch? Lol..
I would say, almost 99.99% certainty that it will remain the first gen boards. I don't know what you think, but I believe that the manufacturer's lead times aren't that short, since AMD hasn't come up with the new design just yet ;)
 
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Even without unlocking you can overclock the 6950 to be way faster than stock 6970.
 

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bumb cause question still unanswered =.="

well 2day on this forum see the new 1.1 rev. cant find it now do. :eek:
the owner of the card dont have time to test, check it later.

I belive its all over.
 

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