The hardware crazy folks over at Tech Power Up have brought a gift for all AMD HD 6950 owners out there. The gift is definitely going to make every AMD 6950 owner jump with joy. The TPU (Tech Power Up) guys have found that the AMD HD 6950 can be converted to an AMD HD 6970 by a simple BIOS flash.
AMD launched the Cayman core based HD 6950 and the HD 6970 in the middle of this month. The main difference between the HD 6970 and the HD 6950 are the lower number of shaders and the slower core and memory clock speed of the latter. AMD HD 6950 owners just need to download the AMD HD 6970 BIOS and flash it on their HD 6950 GPU.
Until now, the TPU guys have managed to convert the HD 6950 to the HD 6970 from all popular GPU manufacturers including XFX, Sapphire and PowerColor. AMD HD 6950 owners can read the guide on how to convert their GPU to the HD 6970 here.