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It will be a great solid card that one, any chance of a report back on the temps can get a comparison then with the FIII, I aint ordered yet!
I'll send you a PM or post in this thread. I've had good luck with my Sapphire cards in the past so I can only assume it gets the job done. Both MSI and Sapphire are great brands.

The card should be in Monday at the latest.
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I'll send you a PM or post in this thread. I've had good luck with my Sapphire cards in the past so I can only assume it gets the job done. Both MSI and Sapphire are great brands.

The card should be in Monday at the latest.
Thanks for that appreciate it. Cant find this card UK though
Edited by iamlongtime - 8/4/11 at 9:29am
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Thanks for that appreciate it. Cant find this card UK though
That card you linked is a very good card though. It being factory overclocked already is a bonus. My card is stock, I can't seam to find that MSI card in Canada though.

But can someone tell me if this card is unlock able? It is suppose to have the dual bios switch.
Edited by james_ant - 8/4/11 at 10:33am
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That card you linked is a very good card though. It being factory overclocked already is a bonus. My card is stock, I can't seam to find that MSI card in Canada though.

But can someone tell me if this card is unlock able? It is suppose to have the dual bios switch.
I'll see what I can find on the net.....And this is what I found Sapphire Radion D3E And...
Same card different review same outcome... breathe...(only had a quick read and no dual bios switch But you can flash it)

I would say this is a great card by one of THE top brands!!
Edited by iamlongtime - 8/4/11 at 10:59am
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Ya it appears that this sapphire card cannot unlock shadders but really all the reviews I've read have said that it only gives you a 2-3% increase. Which is pretty insignificant.

The reviews also say its a really good overclocker though so I figure I should at least be able to match 6970 clocks.

I'm pretty sure it does have the dual bios switch though.
Edited by james_ant - 8/4/11 at 11:44am
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newegg.ca has it for $20 less with MIR. That card runs hotter than I though it would (50C idle, 73C in BFBC2) on a dual monitor set-up and the fan gets slightly annoying during games. I'll add another fan in my case (Fractal design R3) to see if it helps but in hindsight I think I should have selected something else like the GTX560Ti from gigabyte with the 3 fans.

It's way quieter than the 9600GT I had and I'm sure it's 100x better than the reference design. Maybe I was expecting too much based on all the reviews I read saying how quiet it was and even at 100% fan you don't hear it. I'm sorry but these guys must be deaf!
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My Define R3 already has all the fan slots full, there will be a 120mm fan at the bottom blowing right on the video card and two at the top so I figure I should be good.

I think if you want a quieter card you have to go buy a 6850, high end cards pretty much need all the cooling they can get. Part of the price we pay I guess.
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