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Edhawk

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As you are only spoofing the device ID, not changing the VBIOS, you should get the performance available from the card as allowed by the drivers in use.

An RX6950 XT spoofing the ID from an RX6900 XT would not make any difference, as the two cards are nearly identical bar the power requirements.

With an RX6650 XT spoofed as an RX6600 XT you might increase memory speed and possibly see a larger power draw, but you would be hard pressed to notice either in real world usage.

To be honest the Revised AMD 'XX50' cards are just a filler from AMD to kid people in to thinking they are getting something new, when it is just a rehash of the same card with a slight increase in memory speed on two of the cards. The Stream Processors and quantity of Memory has remained the same in all three revised cards. So as I see things they are basically a gimmick to fill the time between the RX6000 and RX7000 series release.
 
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As you are only spoofing the device ID, not changing the VBIOS, you should get the performance available from the card as allowed by the drivers in use.

An RX6950 XT spoofing the ID from an RX6900 XT would not make any difference, as the two cards are nearly identical bar the power requirements.

With an RX6650 XT spoofed as an RX6600 XT you might increase memory speed and possibly see a larger power draw, but you would be hard pressed to notice either in real world usage.

To be honest the Revised AMD 'XX50' cards are just a filler from AMD to kid people in to thinking they are getting something new, when it is just a rehash of the same card with a slight increase in memory speed on two of the cards. The Stream Processors and quantity of Memory has remained the same in all three revised cards. So as I see things they are basically a gimmick to fill the time between the RX6000 and RX7000 series release.
I went from RX6800XT to the RX6950XT and there is no difference in performance. I actually feel that my 6800XT performed better in MacOS
 

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That isn't much of an upgrade, plenty of expense, but little to show for it. All I can assume is you have more money than you know what to do with, which must be nice. As that was a prime example of purchasing the latest and greatest without first looking at the benefits of the new card.

The RX6800 XT probably does work better than the RX6950 XT 'Refresh' card in macOS, as it is natively supported. Whereas the refresh card(s) require a fake device id to work 'correctly'. Any benefit from the faster memory in the new card is not going to be that noticeable in real life usage.
 
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