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Msi 6950 Twin?

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I am going to return my Xfx 6950. Its too loud for my tastes. I am really thinking about getting the Msi 6950 Twin Frozr II. How are these models in general? Are the fans very very quiet and how reliable are MSI cards? I will not overclock. I've also heard that this Msi 6950 is actually shorter than a normal 6950, is this true? I can't seem to find any specs on it...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-562-_-Product

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I don't know if it's shorter, but it is quieter and cooler.
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I've been hearing that with MSI cards you can't unlock them to be a 6970. May not be worth it if you plan to unlock later on.
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I'm not going to unlock it. I just want to make sure its shorter than normal 6950's and quieter too...
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I've been hearing that with MSI cards you can't unlock them to be a 6970. May not be worth it if you plan to unlock later on.
My MSI 6950 unlocked, but then again the Twin Frozr isn't reference, so it may not be unlockable. Thing is, even if they're not reference cards, in theory the shader unlock should still be performable if they're using the same GPU however, I wouldn't try it.
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