Unless you really like spending extra money on graphics cards for the fun of it, you likely want to maximize the performance of your graphics card. Oftentimes, that is limited to overclocking functions since most cards in a graphics card series usually have different hardware specifications. However, that is not the case with AMD Radeon HD 6950 and 6970. The 6950 and 6970 are made using almost identical hardware, with the sole difference being the lower rated GDDR5 memory in the 6950. The software (BIOS) is what meaningfully separates the two cards.
Unless you want to buy a pre-modded card
, we found the best and easiest
way to do turn a cheaper model into a higher performing one.
There are two ways to go about this, manually or automatically. I attempted the manual option without success and was forced to use the automatic option.
To do this, I used an XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5:
We detail the manual method on the next page...
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