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Unlocking Radeon HD 6950 2GB — tested

Unlocking Radeon HD 6950 2GB with following tests — for and against

Metro 2033

Aerial first person shooter based on Dmitriy Gluhovskoj’s bestseller. Metro 2033 is a game with actions taking place in destroyed underground of post-apocalyptic Moscow.

The game widely uses capabilities of DirectX 11 API, including physics, by mean of graphic cards. We used an integrated benchmark tool that becomes available after game update.

  • API: DirectX 11
  • Graphics settings: Very High
    • Texture Filtering: 16x
    • Tessellation: On
    • DOF: On
    • Advanced PhysX: Off
  • Timeline: Frontline

Metro2033 Benchmark

Metro2033 Benchmark

Metro2033 Benchmark

Metro2033 Benchmark

Metro2033 Benchmark

Metro2033 Benchmark

Metro2033 Benchmark

Metro2033 Benchmark

Not much to say — you can forget about playing this game at resolutions higher 1280×1024 with any of these cards, though even at 1280×1024 the minimal FPS level is not enough for comfortable gaming.

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Original Radeon HD 6950 2GB looses to its modified version approximately 7-11%, moreover, with high-res settings (2560×1440) and x4 Anti Aliasing enable, the difference reaches 16-17%. When comparing overclocked and unlocked version with same clocks, bigger SPs number provide 1% of advantage. This exclude gaming at 2560×1440 screen resolution, the difference here can hit 2% and 7% with Anti Aliasing enabled.

3 Comments

# Avatar Chris,

I picked up a Saphhire HD 6950 today. The one with dual fans and dual bios.
I was happy when I switched to the secondary bios and found the shaders unlocked. No flash necessary.

# Avatar Patrick,

doesnt work on my ASUS DCUII version. now it is unbooatble

# Avatar vralle,


What about default BIOS?

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