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I'm planning on getting a 6950 within the next month or so. I want one that can unlock to a 6970, but I don't know which one. Can anyone direct me to the one that can?
    
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As far as I know only reference models could unlock.
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post #3 of 25
either the toxic(if you can find one) or the msi twin frozr III PE OC (mite as well say MSI 6950 Lightning)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127575

both have a good flash rate
    
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The SEARCH function on OCN must be broken again ?


j/k

BUT, I've posted A LOT about this recently, the last month or more, due to my search for the exact same thing and getting LUCKY to actually GET it ... so go to my profile and find some of my recent posts I've made, you'll find the answers to what you want to know doing so.

GOOD LUCK !
   
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^^^^ what he said
    
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good thing about TF III is the fans are not blower type and it is quiet.
They also OC nicely due to there nice cooling system.

If you want to go Water Cooler STAY AWAY from Twin Frozr. only Ref cards will allow for Full water blocks. If I am wrong please some one tell me.
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haha the 6950 prolly skyrocketed around here dam
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
good thing about TF III is the fans are not blower type and it is quiet.
They also OC nicely due to there nice cooling system.

If you want to go Water Cooler STAY AWAY from Twin Frozr. only Ref cards will allow for Full water blocks. If I am wrong please some one tell me.
you are correct. you can water cool the toxic (reference 6970). the only option for water cooling the frozr is the universal gpu blocks, i know koolance, ek, and xspc have them(run around $60).

as i said before though, a Twin frozr III Power edition OC may as well say "lightning" its the same setup (large overclock with plenty of headroom for more, and great cooling) alot of twin frozr III can push 1000+mhz at the core
Edited by microfister - 10/6/11 at 7:55pm
    
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haha the 6950 prolly skyrocketed around here dam
They are GREAT bang for your buck cards ... and you see NewEgg seems to be running out / low stock / Out Of Stock / De-activated many of them of late ... and seemingly AMD / NewEgg is now pushing out it's final batch of 6970 cards (the Sapphire HD-6970 at $300 is a GREAT bargin too) ... and I assume once those dry up ... it will be right around the time they release the new 7xxx series cards. Isn't it amazing how that all timed out just right for AMD
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you can water cool the toxic (reference 6970). the only option for water cooling the frozr is the universal gpu blocks.
And you are correct
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Originally Posted by microfister View Post
as i said before though, a Twin frozr III Power edition OC may as well say "lightning" its the same setup (large overclock with plenty of headroom for more, and great cooling) alot of twin frozr III can push 1000+mhz at the core
Yep and the TOXIC is right there too with similar +/- 1000MHz CoreClocks / 1500MHz MemClocks ... BOTH are BEASTLY cards for the Money !
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/6/11 at 8:00pm
   
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Aghhh I hope some are in stock when I get the money. Its time to retire my 4870.
    
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