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Yeah sorry ... Odd ... I just quoted what was on SAPPHIRE's official site page for the card rolleyes.gif, as well as NewEgg

... but yeah it's got to be 11" same as the other 6950's & 6970's on the Rev2.0 PCB's.


To the OP ... if you need a short stuby 6950 or 6970 ... I know HIS and XFX both had short 6950's off a custom PCB, or modified 6850 PCB maybe at about 10.2"


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 12/28/11 at 5:35pm
   
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The tf3 is quite short, but the cooling sucks...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

The tf3 is quite short, but the cooling sucks...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581&Tpk=msi%206970

This card?

Specs at 12.2"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hl900 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581&Tpk=msi%206970
This card?
Specs at 12.2"

Nope This one. Card is much shorter than 10.63 inches it's the cooler that's so long.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

The tf3 is quite short, but the cooling sucks...

Uhh...what?

Sapphire's dual fan cooler found on their 6970:
14_sp97_cool_big.jpg

MSI's TF III cooler, as found on their 6950:
17_msi695_coolr_big.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Uhh...what?
Sapphire's dual fan cooler found on their 6970:
14_sp97_cool_big.jpg
MSI's TF III cooler, as found on their 6950:
17_msi695_coolr_big.jpg

I didn't know how it was possible either, but as a former owner of the tf3, I can tell you: It's cooling sucked.
Edited by nvidiaftw12 - 12/28/11 at 9:44pm
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While the COPPER on the Sapphire card would disperse heat better than the cheaper ALUMINUM on the MSI card, I think you just had a BAD card nvidiaftw12 ? I know you've mentioned before, but in general the MSI TwinFrozrIII is known and reviewed to have one of the better after market cooling systems on the market ?

 

Edit: Nevermind ... the MSI is nickel-plated copper ... I thought so, but the photo above got me question it for a second, it's the HIS card that uses ALUMINUM as it's heatsinks and coolers.


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 12/28/11 at 9:47pm
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post

While the COPPER on the Sapphire card would disperse heat better than the cheaper ALUMINUM on the MSI card, I think you just had a BAD card nvidiaftw12 ? I know you've mentioned before, but in general the MSI TwinFrozrIII is known and reviewed to have one of the better after market cooling systems on the market ?

Edit: Nevermind ... the MSI is nickel-plated copper... I thought so, but the phot above got me for a second, it's the HIS card that uses ALUMINUM as it's heatsinks and coolers.

Yeah, I think I did have a bad card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post

While the COPPER on the Sapphire card would disperse heat better than the cheaper ALUMINUM on the MSI card, I think you just had a BAD card nvidiaftw12 ? I know you've mentioned before, but in general the MSI TwinFrozrIII is known and reviewed to have one of the better after market cooling systems on the market ?

Edit: Nevermind ... the MSI is nickel-plated copper... I thought so, but the photo above got me question it for a second, it's the HIS card that uses ALUMINUM as it's heatsinks and coolers.

The MSI Twin Frozr III is also copper. It's silver because the base and heatpipes are nickel-plated.

The HIS also uses copper for the base and heatpipes, but the heatsink is much smaller than the Sapphire dual fan or the MSI TF3.

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