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its interesting that NO ONE has said go with the sapphire one.. WHEN i posted if I should get that blue pcb SAPPHIRE everyone was LIKE YEA its a beast get that one ROFL... now this is supposed to blow that one out of the water.. im getting excited if we all agree that MSI will eat SAPPHIRE lunch- COLD-OVERCLOCKED-and SOUND (dBs)
    
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the MSI one will offer better cooling and be able to OC way better then the Sapphire one plus right out of the box the MSI one has better settings
    
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Do they still sell unlockables 6950s by any chance? Would be nice, seeing as I'm getting a 950 nonetheless and would like 11% better performance.
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the MSI one will offer better cooling and be able to OC way better then the Sapphire one plus right out of the box the MSI one has better settings
i really appreciate all your positive feedback towards the situation... I imagine youve been torn between graphics cards before as you are being a huge help in comforting my decision. I guess its because my best friend and I are in a BUILD competition and he has the 6970 revision (blue pcb with lock) sapphire.. and he has a "good" one. I want as good or better just so we can be stay competetive...


let me tell you the 6970 Reference... (chick on the front) is not as good as the blue pcb with the lock. I made that mistake with 2 of them before getting to where im at now..
    
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I have the 6970 Lightning. Im at 980/1410 stock voltage and I get 1015 on Unigine. Temps never outta of the low 60's. I am going to increase voltage and see about 1000/1500.
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I have the 6970 Lightning. Im at 980/1410 stock voltage and I get 1015 on Unigine. Temps never outta of the low 60's. I am going to increase voltage and see about 1000/1500.
wow... sounds like i may end up with the beast ive been battling for through RMAes and refunds finally day after tomorrow... I CANT WAIT to post what i have for yall... So i decided to stick with my order of the MSI LIGHTING (OC 940mhz) twin frzr 3. and I hope I made the right decision as I will go crazy if I get it and it totally just sucks...
    
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Very quiet too. Its a huge card, but will fit nicely in you HAF.

I pull-tied the power cords to my HD frame to help with the weight.

There have been reviews of 1000/1500 being hit on stock voltage of 1174. I cannot duplicate those results.
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post #28 of 45
^^If it's that heavy maybe you use the could hot glue a pencil under the card trick, ala load bearing column?
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^^If it's that heavy maybe you use the could hot glue a pencil under the card trick, ala load bearing column?
I guess, kinda like cinder blocks under a crap car... effective but kinda....
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I wouldn't buy a non ref 6970/50 less it was an MSi or ASUS so you have voltage control.
 
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