AMD Radeon HD 6970

HIS’s New 6970 & 6950 Fan TURBO 2GB GDDR5

TODAY, Hightech Information System Limited launches its HIS 6970 & 6950 Fan Turbo 2GB GDDR5 graphics card. Offering the latest and greatest features like AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD HD3D technology and DirectX® 11support, the new 6900 Turbo Series provides flawless image quality and unbelievable performance to the gamers at every advantages.

The HIS 6950 Turbo has over-clocked its core clock speed to 840MHz and memory clock at 5,120MHz, delivering serious high-definition gaming frame rates.

AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod

"Apparently currently shipping Radeon HD 6950 cards from all manufacturers - which actually are all the same card with different sticker - have their shaders locked via the BIOS method, so we can exploit it easily. Unlocking the additional shaders is done by flashing the card with a HD 6970 BIOS. You can find a few in our VGA BIOS collection. Any of these BIOSes will work on any reference design HD 6950 card.

AMD Radeon HD 6970 Preliminary Voltage Modifications

"Reference your Digital Multimeter (DMM) ground probe to one of the PCIe power connectors, and probe at any of the points highlighted above to get the relevant voltage readings... For GPU VDDC modification, hook a 50 ohm potentiometer across the two points highlighted above. Keep the potentiometer at its full rated resistance before soldering in..." More

Radeon HD 6970 slower than GTX 580 in 3Dmark 2011

"We got some numbers for Radeon HD 6970 in 3Dmark Vantage and the latest 2011 version. We know that this test is not real life based, but it still provides a nice reference. We have compared the 3Dmark data we acquired from a source with our own that we got on a similar configuration. In 3Dmark 2011 Radeon HD 6970 scores slightly lower than 8000 at entry settings while the GTX 580 scores 8700 in that same test.

Reference HD 6970 has dual-BIOS

"We managed to score a few more details regarding the mystery switch located next to the Crossfire connectors on the HD 6970 card. According to what we know so far, the HD 6970 will have a dual BIOS and the switch is used exactly for that. The switch has two settings and according to AMD's own slides, the setting 2 makes it "protected as factory default", while the setting 1 is unprotected for user updates." | more

AMD Cayman HD 6970 has 2GB RAM

"Cayman has 2GB of GDDR5 memory and the controller of choice is 256-bit. While in terms of RAM quantity the card beats Nvidia's GTX 580 which has 1.5GB, we can definitely say anything over 1GB is overkill for most users, but it looks good for marketing purposes." | more

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