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Asus HD 6950 1GB DirectCU II or MSI HD 6950 2GB

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Hey guys
Just wondering, do you know whats the difference between these two cards except VRAM and fans.
Oh, and MSI one is not Twin Frozr.
Thanks
post #2 of 19
The 1GB model cannot be flashed to the 6970 which hinders it considerably. Not to mention you'd only be limiting yourself with 1GB of Vram with such a powerful card.

And while the Asus model would guarantee better cooling, the 6000 series doesn't get that terribly hot anyhow. I mean, you can just go and get an aftermarket cooler for the MSI card.
     
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get the 2GB versions. The newer games are started to use more than 1GB vram maxed.
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get the 2GB versions. The newer games are started to use more than 1GB vram maxed.
DirectX 11 will eat up your Vram like cake at fat camp.
     
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DirectX 11 will eat up your Vram like cake at fat camp.
This! LOL
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post #6 of 19
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Ok guys, i'll go with MSI for now, but if i overclock it or flash it would i require buying another cooler for it ?
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post #7 of 19
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DirectX 11 will eat up your Vram like cake at fat camp.
This [2] lol.
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Ok guys, i'll go with MSI for now, but if i overclock it or flash it would i require buying another cooler for it ?
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Usually not- depends how much you wan't to pump volts into, depends of the airflow in your case and etc.
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post #9 of 19
HAA
MSI friend!
See the link in my sig!!
BTW, dx11 wont eat ur card :/ Who came up with that anyway!!
Think before u post!
I paid about 60$ extra for the 2GB version
stock cooling is amazing
better than my AC S1 Rev.2 w/ the VR001 HS AND a Zalman PCI double slot blower!!
The fins are nice and dense , and the RAM, Mosfets are cool AND heatsinked!
Along with the triple overvoltage!
MY Vram is running at 1600MHz from the stock of 1250 is it ??
post #10 of 19
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HAA
MSI friend!
See the link in my sig!!
BTW, dx11 wont eat ur card :/ Who came up with that anyway!!
Think before u post!
I paid about 60$ extra for the 2GB version
stock cooling is amazing
better than my AC S1 Rev.2 w/ the VR001 HS AND a Zalman PCI double slot blower!!
The fins are nice and dense , and the RAM, Mosfets are cool AND heatsinked!
Along with the triple overvoltage!
MY Vram is running at 1600MHz from the stock of 1250 is it ??
What are you talking about? They said in the future games and You can easily see that already with Metro 2033- compare FPS with maxed out DX11 settings and without. Then You have a proof that You were wrong.
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