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Possible to unlock the shaders of a HD 7950?


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:54 AM

Got a heaviliy overclocked Sapphire HD 7950 OC edition @ 1150MHZ core clock. and curiours if this, or any HD 7950 can be unlocked to a HD 7970?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

Nope

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

They wont make that mistake again :D

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

IMO the 7950 OCed is so close to a 7970 that even with out unlocking it it's just as good (maybe1-8fps). So I wouldn't worry to much, I know I don't. :lol:

Edited by Black64, 29 March 2012 - 10:27 AM.

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[CPU]Intel Xeon W3670 (i7-970) @3.20Ghz---[CPU Cooling]Thermalright Silver Arrow---[MOBO]ASUS Rampage Gene III---[RAM]G-Skill Rip Jaws (24GB)(6x4GB)---[GPU]ASUS GTX 780 OC---[PSU]KingWin Lazar LZ-1000---[CASE]Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition---[HDDs]WD Dives(6.5TB total storage) and Samsung 250GB SSD(boot)---[Monitors] 1X NEC 24" LCD2490WUXi ISP Panel and 1X Seiki 39" 4K monitor

 

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:25 PM

why cant it be unlocked?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

Most likely, they laser cut the shaders so that it's disabled in a hardware level, not in a software lever like the 6950 Bios..
But why don't you try it? No harm in tyring..

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