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he 6950 Twin Frozr III successfully continues MSI's tradition of bringing graphics cards that feature high performance and low temperatures to consumers that demand high quality products. This card is a behemoth in just about every aspect: it's long and heavy, and frankly, this thing is built like a tank.

MSI has taken a great card and made it better here, adding a custom heatsink and a strong factory overclock out of the box. The temperatures are the best we've seen on any higher-end graphics card, AMD or Nvidia, and the fans are barely audible at idle and still quiet under full load. Perhaps the most important difference here is the improved power design configuration that can provide plenty of juice in case you choose to use the second BIOS as a flashed 6970.
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Those temps are very low.. I want one
    
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I don't mean to sound like a hater, but I didn't see anything addressing noise, or the fact that the heat is left inside the case. If I missed something, please school me.

I must say, though, these Frozr coolers look badass.
 
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As for the noise:

"and the fans are barely audible at idle and still quiet under full load."
    
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I don't mean to sound like a hater, but I didn't see anything addressing noise, or the fact that the heat is left inside the case. If I missed something, please school me.

I must say, though, these Frozr coolers look badass.
Even with the heat put into the case, so long as your airflow is good it shouldn't matter. Plus some of it is exhausted through the back (just not all).
    
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Always like MSI's Twin Frozr cards. Got a GTX 560 Twin Frozr myself, and the thing runs cool and quiet even when OC'd to 1000mhz.
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I really want to get a Twin Frozr card, but they don't seem to do them in NZ
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doing my own "performance review" of the TFIII in the PCT section of OCN.. very strong gpu's with even stronger coolers.. I broke 1ghz for stable daily use on stock cooling, and am approaching 1100mhz core on water now.
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The other thing is, this is thermodynamics not magic. The heat is gonna have to go somewhere inside a case.
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