Topic Title: Updating Radeon HD 6850 Bios
Topic Summary: Changes between bios versions
Created On: 10/27/2012 06:19 PM
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 10/27/2012 06:19 PM
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astrotweak
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Hello,

 

 

Where can i find the change log of Radeon HD 6800 Bioses ?

 

I'm particularly interested in changes between version 13.010.000.003.000000 and 013.012.000.021.000000 .

 

Is there any performance gain from updating to the newer bios?

 

 

Thanks,

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 10/27/2012 10:26 PM
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Aye, a VBIOS is NOT like upgrading your motherboards BIOS/UEFI. The only thing that's held in VBIOS are C state information and fan profiles. The only time you will ever gain any benefit is if the card only has shaders disabled via VBIOS rather than laser cut.

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 10/27/2012 11:15 PM
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Unless you are experiencing technical issues, like crossfiring the same gpu's from different manufacturers for better compability by using the same bios.. DO NOT flash vbios! you could brick your card and you will gain exactly ZERO performance increase.



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 10/28/2012 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Aye, a VBIOS is NOT like upgrading your motherboards BIOS/UEFI. The only thing that's held in VBIOS are C state information and fan profiles. The only time you will ever gain any benefit is if the card only has shaders disabled via VBIOS rather than laser cut.

 

I didnt knew that, thanks.

 

So what are the differences between atom vbios versions?

 

Thanks !

 10/28/2012 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by: zipsi Unless you are experiencing technical issues, like crossfiring the same gpu's from different manufacturers for better compability by using the same bios.. DO NOT flash vbios! you could brick your card and you will gain exactly ZERO performance increase.

 

 

I know that it could brick my card, this is why i'm trying to understand what are the benefits (if any) of a newer vbios version, so far i understand that none.

Now i'm just trying to understand the differences between the newer/older versions, any insight on that maybe ?

 

Thanks

 10/30/2012 08:11 AM
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Newer vbioses are probably meant for newer batches of the same model gpu, with a new fan etc. minor hardware tweaks. So using a newer bios on an old card may make your fan go berserk or use wrong clocks or just not run at all anymore.



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