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AMD Denies Possibility of "Unlocking" the Full Power of Radeon HD 6790
Graphics Cards
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:07

From X-bit:

AMD: It Is Impossible to Unlock Additional Stream Processors on Radeon HD 6790

Not all graphics cards are equally good for experienced end-users, who are not afraid of pushing their performance to the maximum possible level. Advanced Micro Devices officially confirmed that its latest AMD Radeon HD 6790 cannot be transformed into more powerful solution by re-enabling disabled units.

Unlocking deactivated execution units of graphics processors (such as stream processors, texture units, etc.) became popular in 2002, when ATI Technologies released a cut-down flavour of its flagship Radeon 9700 Pro based on the legendary R300 chip, which could be easily transformed into the fully-fledged high-end solution.

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