Turn Your HD Radeon 6950 into a 6970, for Free!

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 27 December 2010 16:51

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The guys over at techpowerup have come up with a (very, very simple) way to turn your Radeon HD 6950 into a 6970. Better yet, it's free. In reality, the HD 6950 and the HD 6970 have the same number of shaders, but in the 6950, 128 of those shaders are locked. Basically all that's needed is a simple BIOS flash, a setting change in the BIOS, and viola! You have an HD 6970. Out of the 28 cards tested, all have worked. Read the full guide here. And remember, if you do do this, BACKUPĀ YOUR BIOS. Also remember that you're doing this at your own risk. With the 28 successful cards it looks like it will work, but if it doesn't, don't blame us.