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post #11 of 18
Go for the 6970. The price difference is small and the 6970 is faster at stock. Also better resale value and that specific one is a bit quieter than a "reference" 6970.
    
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Originally Posted by Allencarstensen View Post
I still haven't made a decision. I'm new to overclocking too. Have yet to do it.
Go for the 6950.It WILL unlock to a 6970.And far better cooler than that sapphire 6970.
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post #13 of 18
Go for the MSI, that cooler is really quiet. The reference coolers are annoying.
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post #14 of 18
6970 no doubt, while you can unlock and OC your 6950, it's still just a 6950. Even unlocked it won't match your 6970 OC...
6970 ref arent that noisy at all if you leave the fan on auto or use a good fan curve on Afterburner so i don't see the TIII gaiNing any advantage there either.
And like someone said before if you alrdy have a hot case with poor air flow you will soon find your new TIII to be a real pain in the .... As it will blow all the hot air inside.

If you can afford the difference, just buy the 6970, it's simple as that.
post #15 of 18
The 6970 can OC to better speeds than the 6950. At that price difference I would get the 70 hands down.
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post #16 of 18
its not toxic edition. lol id get the frozer. i also got the sapphire 6950 from tigerdirect with 3 games. dirt 3, deus ex, and shogun. sold all 3 games for 90 bucks and 20 $ rebate i literally bought a high end 6950 for the price of like a gtx 460 haha
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post #17 of 18
I debated this early this week and went with the twin frozr iii. It unlocked easily and these supposedly oc very well too. I expect it will perform great with superb temps. I prefer aftermarket cooling so the reference sapphire 6970 wasn't for me. The chance of unlocking the tfiii did entice me a lot.
    
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post #18 of 18
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I went with the TFIII. Just because the cooler will be much better. And the 30mhz isn't that big of a difference.
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