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Unlocking Radeon HD 6950 2GB — tested

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

3DMark 11

The latest version of synthetic benchmark in 3DMark line-up is actively using D3D11 API as well as physics test via Direct Compute technology, which is, by the way, a part of DirectX 11.

Performance (P) profile settings are used to evaluate the efficient of majority of Desktop computers with basic screen resolution of 1280×720 (720p). Tessellation detail is 5, Max Tessellation factor is 10.

3DMark 11 — Performance

3DMark 11 — Performance

Extreme profile sets the screen resolution to1920x1080 (1080p). Graphics settings change too: test are run with x16 Anisotropic Filtering and x4 Anti Aliasing settings, Max Tessellation factor is 15 now.

3DMark Exreme

3DMark 11 — Extreme

Unlocked Radeon HD 6950 2GB turned to be 14% faster than its original variant in Performance profile tests and 17% more powerful with Extreme preset.

The difference between unlocked and overclocked variant of Radeon HD 6950 2GB card for Performance and Extreme profiles lies within 1% and 3% respectively

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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