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post #11 of 18
my twin frozr 6950 gets to about 68 max in furmark but doesnt go above 60 when gaming. 970mhz and 1.2v
post #12 of 18
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XFX HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II

SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition

Which of these will have the best cooling with reasonable noise? I would rather not sacrifice cooling for noise, as my current 6970 is quite loud and has crap cooling, and I'm exchanging it for two of these to get better cooling and noise, and better performance.
The sapphire and MSI will be the best cooling and sound wise
post #13 of 18
Seems like alot of the TFII owners are very happy.... and you can defiantly add me to that list, love my Twin Frozr II.


And I hear nothing but problems from XFX's RMAs.
    
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Thank you. I chose the MSI because the Sapphire only had one crossfire outlet, and I plan on getting at least 3 of these in the end. And the XFX version had almost no accessories, and I've heard pretty bad things about XFX.
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Another question, is can my Power supply power my sig rig with 2x twin frozr 2 6950's instead of the 6970?
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Another question, is can my Power supply power my sig rig with 2x twin frozr 2 6950's instead of the 6970?
650W is pushing it but if it can handle 650W load and you aren't running too many fans it should be ok. Just powertune is out of the question.

6950 x2 is roughly about 360-400W, + your CPU etc = roughly 550-575W I'd ballpark.

So cutting it close I'd say.
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post #17 of 18
hey mate, unlocking increases performance by like 5% at the most. Clock for clock 6950's and 6970's are similar so thers no point really. Out of those 3 i would get the twin frozr. As for the psu question a decent 650w will do cause 6950's typically use around 300-350w at load. That leaves you with another 250w or so for the cpu. Plenty imo, spesh with that 1090t.
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That's what I figured. Now the only issue, is I'm going to be using two molex -> 6 pin adapters to do this. I only have 3 molex plugs available on my psu, and one of them needs to be running my fans. I have one 6 pin adapter that came with my 6970, that only requires one molex input. The 6950 I'm waiting on, will have two 6 pin adapters, but they both require two molex inputs. Would I be able to take one of these 6 pin adapters that requires two molex inputs, and rewire it like the current 6 pin adapter I have that only needs a single molex input, and be safe? IE: It would power properly without burning my psu up, melting the molex adapter, burning the card up, card not getting enough power, etc?
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