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What is the difference between MSI Radeon 7870 and MSI Radeon Twin Frozr II 7870?

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Hello! This is my first time posting on the forums! Well I'm buying a new PC next monday and I still don't know what GPU to take. Saw this one http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7870-2GD5T-OC.html being sold for 195 euros here and the Twin Frozr version of it http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7870-Twin-Frozr-2GD5-OC.html being sold for 30 euros more. So what is the difference between those 2. The specs on their site are the same and they almost look the same too. So why is Twin Frozr more expensive?
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The TFII Version will give better cooling ideally. I've used a 560ti and the 7950 versions, I love them personally but I dont have much more to compare them with.
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The twin Frozr II weighs more, so it probably has a better heatsink. (complete speculation)
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Hmm at first I wanted to buy a Sapphire 7870 Ghz edition but then it gotten more expensive for like 30 euros over the regular MSI one. So should I get MSI (non Twin frozr) or that Sapphire?
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Originally Posted by Kirov37 View Post

Hmm at first I wanted to buy a Sapphire 7870 Ghz edition but then it gotten more expensive for like 30 euros over the regular MSI one. So should I get MSI (non Twin frozr) or that Sapphire?

get the Gigabyte HD 7870 OC with windforce3x cooler. better than the msi twin frozr cooler. easily keeps the card below 60c even when overclocked.
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I have a 7850 twin frozr 3. The cooler is really great and quiet. Probably worth the extra $ if you like overclocking on AIR.

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Well the thing is I've read a review on Twin Frozr 7870 and it says that cooler isn't that good as it is supposed to be. So perhaps this one has better cooling?
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Well the thing is I've read a review on Twin Frozr 7870 and it says that cooler isn't that good as it is supposed to be. So perhaps this one has better cooling?
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