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I have an older ASUS 6950. This one does not have the copper cooling with the dual fans. Here is a pic:

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I want to get a second card for crossfire. My mobo is a crosshair iv formula. It seems like there is a new model of ASUS's 6950 out with better cooling. This thing seems to be alot bigger as well. Here is a pic of that one:

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I really like the one I have now because its compact (compared to the new one) and it has hdmi. It seems the new one has displayport :\

Is there any advantage to display port?

I would really like to have two of the same units, because I am anal about things like that. However, it seems the older model is alot harder to come by now :\

Should I sell my 6950 and buy two newer ones? Does any have two of these 6950 cards in xfire? Do they fit?! These things look huge!!

Or should I try and find an older one? Does anyone know where I can buy one?

Could I run a new one and an old one together?

Is this new one way better than the old one?

Should I sell the 6950 and get something newer? Whats a newer badass crossfire config?

What would you guys do?

Thanks for your opinions.
post #2 of 7
You've gone from a standard 6950 to the direct CUII model... I'm sure Asus do a normal 6950 still

What country you in?

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Most mobos/cases won't accommodate two of those three slot cards. You'll have to check your mobo and case to see if that three slot monster will fit with the two slotter. If you've got the room they'll run fine together.

The smaller one will run hotter than the one with the superior cooler. The DCUII will probably overclock better as well. If you can fit them both I would just run what you have. You'll lose money on selling used and buying new(as if you didn't know that already).

Tell us what mobo and case you have and we can tell you if they'll fit.
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Most mobos/cases won't accommodate two of those three slot cards. You'll have to check your mobo and case to see if that three slot monster will fit with the two slotter. If you've got the room they'll run fine together.
The smaller one will run hotter than the one with the superior cooler. The DCUII will probably overclock better as well. If you can fit them both I would just run what you have. You'll lose money on selling used and buying new(as if you didn't know that already).
Tell us what mobo and case you have and we can tell you if they'll fit.

I have a HAF X and a ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
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You've gone from a standard 6950 to the direct CUII model... I'm sure Asus do a normal 6950 still
What country you in?
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I am in the USA. I havent found the older model anywhere, except for used on ebay. I prefer to buy new with a warranty.
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You could run the two models in crossfire with no issues.

 

There's no advantage of the DisplayPorts if you don't have a need for but this is the difference from regular reference 6950s.

 

Asus 6950 DCII has 2 dual-BIOS switch with additional function below;

 

The switch option is to enable DVI-Single-Link with all Display Ports enabled. The other option is to enable DVI-Dual-Link and disable all Display Ports.

 

DVI Single Link = Max 1920x1200
DVI Dual Link = Max 2560x1600

 

 

 

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It looks like your mobo and case will accommodate to of the three slot cards, but if I were you, I'd just install the two that I had and run with it.
    
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