Turn your Radeon 6950 into a 6970 with a simple BIOS mod

Rizwan Anwer

ATI's latest GPU's the 6950/70 are very similar except in a few places the main being that the shaders have been BIOS Locked rather then having the fuses on the board lock the shaders as you can see from the picture below:

image courtesy of TechPowerUP

image courtesy of TechPowerUP

As you can see there is a very noticeable difference between the 2 GPU's and ATI has made it possible that we can squeeze more performance out of the 6950 with a simple BIOS MOD.

Many owners have reported after doing the bios mod and increasing the performance of the card by 20% through the ATi Overdrive tool have reported the exact same performance as the AMD 6970.

However, some have reported having seen artifacts when they had run the ATi Scanner tool. Otherwise they are working perfectly fine in all games and benchmarks such as Furmark and Just Cause 2.

The guide to modding your 6950 can be found here.

Source: TechPowerUP

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