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MSI R6950 2gb TFIII or Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2gb?

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

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on%20hd%206970

Please guys, i need your help. Ordering today, and can't decide...
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MSI HD6950 TF3.

Heat/noise on a reference 6970 would be much more than that 6950.

OCed 6950 can match the 6970.

You could unlock the 6950 into a 6970 if you get lucky.
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post #3 of 18
If your case gets really hot then get the 6970 as it will exhaust air out of case
If you don't mind hot air exhausted in your case by gpu then get the 6950 TFIII
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post #4 of 18
If you're going to run more than one GPU, than go with the Sapphire 6970. The TF3 just dumps hot air back into the case. The problem is compounded if you're running 2 of them sandwiched together.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pteek View Post
MSI HD6950 TF3.

Heat/noise on a reference 6970 would be much more than that 6950.

OCed 6950 can match the 6970.

You could unlock the 6950 into a 6970 if you get lucky.
There's no luck involved. The 2gb 6950 TFIII edition has a special tool for it made specifically for the card by MSI that unlocks shaders with a 100% success rate.

That + overclocking = easy performance bump up to the 6970 level at a lower cost.

@OP, go for the MSI card


Quote:
Originally Posted by decimate View Post
If you're going to run more than one GPU, than go with the Sapphire 6970. The TF3 just dumps hot air back into the case. The problem is compounded if you're running 2 of them sandwiched together.
this is also a factor, but if your case has good airflow it should balance out.
    
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My motherboard doesn't have more than one PCI slot, unfortunately. So I'm only gonna be running one.
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post #7 of 18
6970 all the way
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hardly a price difference.

go with the 6970.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
There's no luck involved. The 2gb 6950 TFIII edition has a special tool for it made specifically for the card by MSI that unlocks shaders with a 100% success rate.

That + overclocking = easy performance bump up to the 6970 level at a lower cost.

@OP, go for the MSI card




this is also a factor, but if your case has good airflow it should balance out.
I also thought that it could be unlocked.But i didn't wanted to misinform him

BTW,The 6970 didn't sell that much then?

Of course the 6950s were locked because they were inferior.

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I still haven't made a decision. I'm new to overclocking too. Have yet to do it.
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