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I'ma go with the Asus one though i won't be able to put a sound card on it with the 2 6950's
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OP why not just a 7950 or 7970?
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The least expensive one is $460 compared to the best 6950 which is 280? Does that answer your question. I'd rather have the best quality graphics card with less performance than the worst quality graphics card with higher performance. Oh and a 7970 isn't as good as 2 6950's unlocked and overclocked.
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The least expensive one is $460 compared to the best 6950 which is 280? Does that answer your question. I'd rather have the best quality graphics card with less performance than the worst quality graphics card with higher performance. Oh and a 7970 isn't as good as 2 6950's unlocked and overclocked.

Lol wut? How is a 7950 the worst quality? Get what you want but don't rationalize it to others. If it was me, I would never start with two 6950s, much less nonref stuff. Anyways, I'd add that there is more to the gaming experience than just peak framerates and that is where 6950s will lose out. And most will agree that that area under the curve matters most.
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The 7950 is beast but i would never get a ref card in crossfire unless I'm using a aftermarket cooler plus the ref 7950 is worth 460 and it uses standard capacitors plus the cooling is **** so i'd rather get the asus 6950 direct cu ii with better capacitors/chokes and cooler and it will be a lot cheaper and will last longer but I'll prolly sell it before it dies out.
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post #16 of 19
The R6950 TF3 from MSI is better than the Asus DCii 6950 and it is unlockable. I have the TF3 and my friend have the DCii and in forms of performance, oclocking and cooling the TF3 is better.
post #17 of 19
Hi OP, and All,

Just for reference I have the TF3 6950 1 gig and it DOES have the BIOS switch. As for which one I agree that spending $550 on last gen video boards is probably not the best route. As for the TF3 it rocks. I have had mine up to 950 core and 1400 mem and it was solid and temps were good. Haven;t tried to unlock it so I cna't comment on that.

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you should get amd 7850 which is very similar performance as 6950
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Twin Frozr 3. msi has great cards imo
    
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