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Could be, I haven't tested it personally. I hear conflicting reports.
On a side note to anyone wondering. I just ran CS:S maxed out. I was averaging 500-600FPS and capped at 1000 in the sky... biggrin.gif (issue with what looked like micro stuttering, or at least what I think it would look like. I'm not running crossfire currently, ideas?)

It's called overkill. Sometimes if you can acheive freakish frame rates performance is TOO good.
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Windforce is loud?
At around >65% I can hear the fans of the Windforce 6950 over all my other fans. 80% is OK, maybe a little bit on the loud side. 100% isn't that much louder than 80 in terms of fan noise, but it starts to make a kind of whining noise that can get annoying. While gaming with headphones on, I could handle 100%.
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It's called overkill. Sometimes if you can acheive freakish frame rates performance is TOO good.

I tried setting the cap to 60, but it still failed.
     
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Hopefully you ordered ear protectors aswell LOL
Not sure what MSI engineers have thought when designing that TFIII cooler, i had GTX570 with that same cooler, overclocked like beast and was really cool, but damn that thing was loud at load, a lot louder than reference GTX 570.

This was a few pages back, but I'd just like to say that my GTX580 Lightning Extreme was practically dead silent, even at 50% fan.
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This was a few pages back, but I'd just like to say that my GTX580 Lightning Extreme was practically dead silent, even at 50% fan.
Well that card has different cooler, it has more heatpipes on it and slightly bigger heatsink = no need for fans running at high rpm.

But anyway this case is closed for me, i just warned that TF3 cooler might not be that silent as manufacturer/reviews claims.
Edited by johnnyw - 3/1/12 at 5:08am
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I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who's been patient enough to answer my questions so far, especially TheJesus and Ken1649.

My cards arrived a couple of hours ago so I'll take a quick pic and upload it shortly, then register myself on the club list.
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For Crossfire user, uninstal Catalyst 12.1 CAP3. It has known issues with BF3 + Eyefinity.

 

Install Catalyst 12.2 CAP1;   http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx

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Awww yeah.
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Awww yeah.

Definately a bit jelly of that.... I have 2 of the Sapphire 7950 ref cooler models
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Definately a bit jelly of that.... I have 2 of the Sapphire 7950 ref cooler models

No need to be jealous mate - some would say you did the smarter thing by saving money and buying a card which can essentially become a 7970 with some overclocking (maybe a BIOS flash, I'm not sure). The 7950 is a pretty impressive card!
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