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HD 6950 DirectCU II vs Twin Frozr III?

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I'm really stuck on which one of these to buy, they're both around the same price, which one is the best, coolest and quietest?
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The Twin Frozr III is the best, but I do not know which is more quiet, I would guess the TFIII is. Though I have no idea which would be cooler.
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tfiii and save a slot.

or wait till end of the year and get a 7000 series... like i'll do
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I have the TFIII PE/OC. Love it. Overclocks to 1005MHz on core (@1.25V however) and RAM up to 1570MHz for benches, slightly lower to 982 core/1545 ram for hours of stable BC2 biggrin.gif

Stock 6950 clocks are 800/1250. Stock TFIII clocks are 850/1300. My overclock is decent, but ymmv.

Hottest I've seen it get during BC2 with everything except shadows maxed @ 1920x1080 is about 62 celsius, with an average of 45 fps in heavy multiplayer settings. I use a custom fan profile for those temps, because if I leave that stock I'm looking at ~75 temps. Fan is close to 75%@62 degrees, and I can barely hear the distinct fan noise of the TFIII if I really try.

I'm happy with it. $280 after MIR with a free game on newegg right now.

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Edited by xxmastermindxx - 8/20/11 at 8:07am
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Anyone else used both of these?
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What is the length of the TFIII? I'm curious if it would fit in a Fractal R3 case.
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270 mm / ~10.7 in

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Tf iii
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I kinda like the Asus card as in my opinion it has better connectivity with 4x DP 2x DVI. I.e., up to max 6 screens. Mind you I would not run 6 screen Eyefinity with it bcos of bezels, but 5x1 Portrait and one extra screen for temps, cloks, msn, etc, should be good on this card. MSI one can run up to 4 screens as far as I understand (as HDMI and one DVI cant be used at the same time). In theory you could use displayport splitter but I have not seen any in the market and when they do emerge it would be probably cheaper to buy Eyefinity 6 branded card than one of these.

Granted MSI one has mini DP but I'm not particulalry fond of these as they do not feel as reliable as regular DP connectors mechanically. Electrically they should be exactly the same thing.

So I would recommend the Asus one - if you might be considering going Eyefinity in the future.
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I have the asus one, its quite nice actually. Mine at stock clocks (its quite hard to use with afterburner because you need to change the voltage from ASUS SmartDoctor which is really painful). BUT it is really quiet and cool card. Manual fan control at 40% which you can't even hear a sound. After few hours (3-4 hr) of playing tf2 the temps are 60-62C so yeah not bad. Doesnt have dual bios but it is unlockable, I unlocked mine...

If you are thinking to overclock yourses, choose MSI its easier way to OC it but you still can OC the ASUS one. Anyway you also need a powerful PSU like +700W. Good luck to decide which one you want to choose ^^

EDIT: forgot to tell you the idle temps :
IDLE: 37-38C with CCC 11.5b
Edited by THE I ReD - 8/23/11 at 7:14am
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