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I would like to once and for all resolve , and clarify all the missinformation that has been spread about the 6950 TW3 in this forum once and for all with your help through simple questions that will be answered by you with best intentions and knowledge.


1.)Does the 6950 Twin Frozr III have a BIOS switch?

2.)Is the performance difference between 6970 stock and TW3 stock really in the 5-6% area?

3.)Is it true that the overclockability of the TW3 is far superior to the other ref and non ref 6950´s ?

4.)MSI themselves state confirm an 11C cooling performance improvement compared to all other 6950´s ..is that really true?
4a.)Does the card really cool efficiently at a reasonably fair fan setting that isn´t too loud?

5.)is it true that in CF the TW3 shows more signs of instabilities than other brands of the 6950?

Of course I could answer and comment to all of that but I would like to remain neutral and let others participate so we can have a united oppinion
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I would like to once and for all resolve , and clarify all the missinformation that has been spread about the 6950 TW3 in this forum once and for all with your help through simple questions that will be answered by you with best intentions and knowledge.


1.)Does the 6950 Twin Frozr III have a BIOS switch?

2.)Is the performance difference between 6970 stock and TW3 stock really in the 5-6% area?

3.)Is it true that the overclockability of the TW3 is far superior to the other ref and non ref 6950´s ?

4.)MSI themselves state confirm an 11C cooling performance improvement compared to all other 6950´s ..is that really true?
4a.)Does the card really cool efficiently at a reasonably fair fan setting that isn´t too loud?

5.)is it true that in CF the TW3 shows more signs of instabilities than other brands of the 6950?

Of course I could answer and comment to all of that but I would like to remain neutral and let others participate so we can have a united oppinion
I am just here for hosting
1. No

2. Yes

3. Yes

4. I've never had any stock 6950 but TFIII is excellent

5. No
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1.) No AFAIK. The switch on the TWIII is actually the Quiet mode n OC mode switch i think (might need to re-confirm).
2.) Yes
3.) Depend. My MSI ref 6970 can hit 1Ghz core with just a little increase in V and i'm sure it can go further.
4.) I'm sure the TWIII would do excellent job and much better than stock cooling so i guess 11C improvement is true.
5.) Not sure
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If the Twin Frozr III has a BIOS Switch or not is a really good question.
MSI says the Power/OC Edition has one and because there only is one Edition of the TW3 I am assuming it is the one:
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which switch is the OC/power mode??? if you look from the front fan of the card! anyone knows?? and im currently running at 1Ghz with max temperature below 70C, pretty impressive!
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I would love to clarify if the Twin Frozr III has a Dual BIOS / BISO Switch or not.
It is kinda important but nobody really thinks about it^^

Could somebody with info come in and resolve this issue?
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
I would love to clarify if the Twin Frozr III has a Dual BIOS / BISO Switch or not.
It is kinda important but nobody really thinks about it^^

Could somebody with info come in and resolve this issue?
??
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Sry for the second up but I found something really gamechanging :
http://www.ocdrift.com/2011/04/msi-r...locking-guide/

This should pretty much resolve the TW3 unlock hype right?
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what happened to quad Sli-GTX 295's?
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
I would like to once and for all resolve , and clarify all the missinformation that has been spread about the 6950 TW3 in this forum once and for all with your help through simple questions that will be answered by you with best intentions and knowledge.


1.)Does the 6950 Twin Frozr III have a BIOS switch?

2.)Is the performance difference between 6970 stock and TW3 stock really in the 5-6% area?

3.)Is it true that the overclockability of the TW3 is far superior to the other ref and non ref 6950´s ?

4.)MSI themselves state confirm an 11C cooling performance improvement compared to all other 6950´s ..is that really true?
4a.)Does the card really cool efficiently at a reasonably fair fan setting that isn´t too loud?

5.)is it true that in CF the TW3 shows more signs of instabilities than other brands of the 6950?

Of course I could answer and comment to all of that but I would like to remain neutral and let others participate so we can have a united oppinion
I am just here for hosting
1.) no it's a fan control switch with 3 settings (the last setting is blank for future development)

2.) the performance increase probably is about that

3.) the overclokability will be about the same.. it really depends on the cooling for stability

4.) from a cold boot I can belive this but for long periods of gaming I dont think there will be that much difference between the standerd coolers and the TF coolers as the standerd cooler blows hot air out of the case and the TF cools recirculate it in the case a lot more!

5.) no idea I have heard good things about it tho
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