Originally Posted by PixelFreakz
is there a reason why people seem to not be buying the msi 6870 hawk that I am unaware of?
and would it be smart to x-fire that and a msi twin frozr II 6870 on a P55 board? Or should i sell the 6870 and get a single 580 or 6970 because of the architecture of my board?
Price is a good reason not to buz the MSI 6870 Hawk? At least, it's a reason I didnÃ¤t really consider it.
Which P55 board_ If it does x8/x8 speeds (a lot do, but I'm pretty sure I've seen a few that don't), it'll be fine. If one PCI-Express slot only does x4, then no. DonÃ¤t use that board.
Originally Posted by harvestry_of_ghosts
Thanks so much for the replies. Between the dual-fan and single fan, it there much difference in cooling or is it just quieter with the dual?
The single fan is abnormally noisy even when not at load. I think its minimum cutoff is something like 40% from what I read when the 6850 came out.
They both cool well, but since the dual fan version gets rid of this issue, I'd suggest going with that. Dual fan Black Edition if it's near the price of the regular Dual Fan, and no Black Edition if not.