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    Sporting a custom heatsink that promises lower temperatures and noise, the PowerColor PCS++ 6950 has a very special trick up its sleeve to cap off some amazing performance potential: a dual BIOS. But not just any plain old dual BIOS. This card has a second BIOS that unlocks streamprocessors and boosts the clock speeds, essentially giving us a Radeon 6970 at a far cheaper price.



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    Wow dual Bios thats a first to me for a vid card. They sure did a bang up job here very nice, good review Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Sporting a custom heatsink that promises lower temperatures and noise, the PowerColor PCS++ 6950 has a very special trick up its sleeve to cap off some amazing performance potential: a dual BIOS. But not just any plain old dual BIOS. This card has a second BIOS that unlocks streamprocessors and boosts the clock speeds, essentially giving us a Radeon 6970 at a far cheaper price.



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    Dual Bios. Nice means I cannot brick the card! I will have to say, love my Powercolor Eyefinity 5870.

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    Yep, not only a dual BIOS, but the second one is already basically flashed to a slightly underclocked 6970. And the improved power connectors and custom heatsink, this card is a monster for a steal of a price.

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    so do you have that triple or quad CF going yet LOL

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    Decent looking card, great temps and dual bios! Steve we will have a 6970 Tri CF set up for the new OCZ 1250W PSU review.

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    Kip you lucky bugger.

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    Kips not doing the review Jake is, he's the only one with three 6970s

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    Oh LOL its not often Jake does a PSU review, ok Kip you have been demoted from lucky bugger back down to weeping willow.

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    lol smart ass

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    I try LOL

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    Long time reader first time poster.

    Have you tried unlocking the card to HD 6970 specs? I'm going to be in the market for a new card soon and the HD 6950 seems like the card I'm going to be getting. It would be nice to get some "free" performance out of the card at no additional cost.

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    Absolutely. That's the outstanding point about this card; flip the BIOS switch and apply a minor overclock and you've got a 6970 on your hands. I highly recommend this card.

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    I thought that all the new HD 6xx0 cards had dual BIOS onboard? One can be flashed/modified and the other one is locked. That correct?

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