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Any real diff. between the 3 MSI 6950 twinfrozer models, besides defualt clocks

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I'm probably going to get a MSI 6950 twinfrozer model to be the top card in CF, I hope it keeps cool enough (I'm tempted to go WCing and get a ref. 6950 and a water block for the top card)

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II @ 800MHz

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II @ 810MHz +$10

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE @ 850/1300 +$20

aside from the OC(which of course any OCer can do themselves), is there any actual difference, that anyone knows of
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I don't think so, unless they're built on different boards (which i dont think they are) they should all be the same.

Yeah, don't bother getting the high OC'd one, just get the better cooling wink.gif
 
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Originally Posted by Mit Namso;13641812 
I'm probably going to get a MSI 6950 twinfrozer model to be the top card in CF, I hope it keeps cool enough (I'm tempted to go WCing and get a ref. 6950 and a water block for the top card)

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II @ 800MHz

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II @ 810MHz +$10

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE @ 850/1300 +$20

aside from the OC(which of course any OCer can do themselves), is there any actual difference, that anyone knows of

For the first 2, the only difference is the 10MHz difference.

For the bottom one with Twin Frozr III PE OC, that card has improved cooling and different PCB design. See the 2 pics below. This improvement should make the card runs more quiet and cooler. MSI claims a 5C and 6dbA improvements.

Here is a brief comparison between the Twin Frozr II 6950 and the Twin Frozr III 6950:
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/MSI-R6950-Twin-Frozr-III-Power-Edition-Review/?page=2
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Originally Posted by windfire;13642127 
For the first 2, the only difference is the 10MHz difference.

For the bottom one with Twin Frozr III PE OC, that card has improved cooling and different PCB design. See the 2 pics below. This improvement should make the card runs more quiet and cooler. MSI claims a 5C and 6dbA improvements.

Here is a brief comparison between the Twin Frozr II 6950 and the Twin Frozr III 6950:
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/MSI-R6950-Twin-Frozr-III-Power-Edition-Review/?page=2

Now that does sound worth while

I will have a little over an 1 inch between the cards, so any extra cooling will help

I don't use a side panel, and I still should hang a big fan by them when the time comes
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The pcb on the left looks like it's based off the revised 6950 pcb and the right one, TFIII PE is based off the 6970 pcb, a bit modified. My hunch is the TFII could probably use the 6870 fullcover.
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Originally Posted by tsm106;13644154 
The pcb on the left looks like it's based off the revised 6950 pcb and the right one, TFIII PE is based off the 6970 pcb, a bit modified. My hunch is the TFII could probably use the 6870 fullcover.

No, it couldn't.
    
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No, it couldn't.

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Twin Frozr III :

.)Specially custom designed Voltage Controller
.)More and higher quality VRMs
.)Obviously better cooling method
.)Higher durable RAM and tighter timings
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MSI-HD6950-TwinFrozrII-2GB-PCB.jpg
HIS-Radeon-HD6870-1GB-PCB.jpg

See the different spacing between RAM? See the different screw holes? Notice how those pictures are scaled to match the same, even though a 6970 is larger by abit?
    
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