Summary: Had this card for about a year maybe year and a half. But anyway it works flawless it's great. Can play just about any game on Max settings. Got people who don't like loud cards. It's loud with the fan at 80-100%. I think any card will be loud at 100% lol. But It doesn't bother me even at 100%.
Summary: Shaders were unlocked to achieve higher performance; if you can find the right card, like those with a switch, you have yourself an effective 6970. Slight overclocking, and it matches the 6970 specs flawlessly. Take care to have a full size ATX case! It's a long card.
Summary: It unlocked YAY ME! This is a great card and I'm still using it...I carried it over to my new Ivy Bridge build but for some reason these unlock cards don't work unlocked with GEN 3 PCI-E boards....however you can still unlock the shaders you just can't run it as a HD6970
Summary: First off, this is a solid card by itself. It gets a perfect 7.9 on the Windows Experience Index, and it gets around 47FPS on Furmark (no AA, 1600x900). But, this card has hidden potential. This (along with many other 6950 2GB cards) is actually a Radeon 6970 with some shader processors locked.
Summary: The 6950 is a great card for the price point, I have been using it for a month now and for the first time I can run games at the highest graphical setting without any problems. If you are a BF3 fan, or are planning on playing it, I highly recommend this card.
Summary: While this is a non-reference 6950 there was no option for a shader unlock, but I knew that going in. Using Sapphire Trixx I immediately set this to run at 900/1300 at stock voltages and it's taken this bump with no problems or instability.
Summary: I originally was going to purchase this on Newegg, but they sold out. Amazon to the rescue! I bought this card as a replacement for a burned out 5870, so I'm not seeing a huge improvement, but the HD 5870 is already a great card so I wasn't expecting too much of a boost.
Summary: Got this card Dec 1st and was thrilled to see that it had the bios switch. I plugged it into my rig and it was good to go. I flipped the switch and the shaders unlocked by themselves. I didn't have to do any thing but flip the little switch.
Summary: Recently got this 6950 in exchange of a 6870, and I can already tell the difference, the most noticeable one was the fps test from f.e.a.r. with the 6870 I would get an average of 30 low of 20 and up to 60, now im getting average 70 low of 65 and high of 100+ cant wait to put it to the test with...
Summary: Great card that runs pretty much any video game. Only beaten by the 6970 and other multi GPU cards (which are much more expensive). Only con would be it's a little loud while gaming (I live in a quiet area with low background noise).