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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 100311-3L 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good specs

Cons: Never really performed as advertised. Paired up in crossfire...Low performance in BF3 and 4. Lags in anything above low settings. See Sapphire support ticket conversation.
SKU and serial # supplied on initial ticket form. Sequence starts at the bottom, newest on top.

Other Thoughts: 2013-11-26 [02:39]
Get me the sku# for both cards and i will check for you.
2013-11-25 [05:42]
I have supplied both sku#s to you. They are not the same sku, but they are the same chipset.
Is there bios update for either card?
2013-11-23 [02:54]
Thats what i imply, If the cards have the same sku# yes you can use the same bios on both cards.
2013-11-23 [02:52]
You're not answering the question. They ARE in crossfire. They ARE the same chipset.
Are there BIOS updates?
Can the same BIOS be installed in both cards? Is there a benefit from matched BIOS?
2013-11-16 [03:32]
Are they the same sku#? even if they have different bios they can still be in cross fire mode.
2013-11-16 [03:29]
Found sku of other board SKU#11187-00-40R.
Are there BIOS updates?
Can matching BIOS be used in both cards?
2013-11-15 [06:12]
What are the sku# on both cards? But as far as i know if both cards are the same chipset you can run them in cross fire mode, doesnt matter if they are different versions as long as they are the same chipset in CF mode it should be effective.
2013-11-15 [04:42]
I have 2 6970 cards (in crossfire) purchased at different times, have different bios versions. The other is v013. Would like to have matched bios versions in both. Would this improve performance? Performance has never been that great considering the expense of purchasing 2 cards. Is there an update for either?

Western Digital Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: First upgrade to SATA6GB. Way faster than previous drives.

Cons: Began causing OS glitches over a year ago, but would pass WD diagnostics. SFC unable to repair. Would have to re-install OS. Finally failing to WD diag. RMA'd.

Other Thoughts: Too many WD drives failing worldwide. Way over expected MTBF. Loosing faith in WD products.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 100311-2SR 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great fps, super fan.

Cons: It's long. Filled my mid-tower case edge to edge.

Other Thoughts: System would crash during gaming. temps were reasonable. Uninstalled drivers, deleted folder. Reboot, re-installed. Now rock steady.


Todd H.'s Profile

Display Name: Todd H.

Date Joined: 06/29/05

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 08/05/09
  • Last Review: 11/28/13
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