HD 6790 shader unlocking, possible???

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by gdeliana, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. gdeliana

    gdeliana Member Guru

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    Considering that this cards have the same GPU as HD 6800 series (barts LE) but only have disabled some shader clusters. It would be the best deal ever to turn this cards with 960 shaders.
     
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    Never heard of them being unlocked yet

    davetheshrew might be your best bet to ask about that sort of thing, he's the brave / crazy one who took a chance on his 6950 to unlock it to the 6970
     
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    teleguy Maha Guru

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    evolucion888 Master Guru

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    Apparently AMD fused those off at the hardware level (Laser cut I think), but they're great overclockers, some people were able to overclock it up to 1GHz+
     

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    update taken from tpu
     
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    Shame unless they are just saying that.... but is it worth the risk
     
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    The Chubu Ancient Guru

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    Shader unlock seems to be left alone on purpose to boost initial sales of a particular card, until a "revision" without unlocking start to appear.

    Here, i dont see AMD winning in any way morphing that card into a HD6870 or similar.

    So id say no. Flash that card with a HD6850 or HD6870 bios and it will give you an usless chunk of circuitry... Until you flash it again with its original bios haha.
     
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    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=342341 <--frontpage news as of friday, says HD6790 can't be unlocked.

    I'm still considering a pair of these for crossfire....just have concern of x4 Crossfire and the performance loss as a result.
     

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