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I want to upgrade my video card and looking for advise. I originally considered a 6850 but was told to go for a 6950 for a cooler and faster card. Is the extra money worth the performance increase? I think I'm willing to pay extra for a better cooler. Not looking for BIOS flash. I'll probable get a third 22" monitor for eyefinity. Never bought MSI before. Do they have good warranty service and rebates? Tiger has the 6950 Twin Frozr for $275 after rebate with $7.29 shipping. What do you guys think?
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Avoid like the plague.
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Avoid like the plague.
Definitely not sure if serious.
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Definitely not sure if serious.
The twin frozr was the first revised card on the market. Avoid like the plague unless you want to pay more for a neutered card and all you got for it was this fancy fan.
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Ah, did not know that. Does it just not unlock or are there any other issues with it?
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Ah, did not know that. Does it just not unlock or are there any other issues with it?
Don't worry about him. He must be having driver issues or framerate and blaming MSi for it.

It will perform like a reference card. Just cooler. It may not unlock, since it's not reference.
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Ah, did not know that. Does it just not unlock or are there any other issues with it?
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Ah, did not know that. Does it just not unlock or are there any other issues with it?
It uses the revised pcb which is shared with the 6870, different vrms, won't take a waterblock etc.

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Don't worry about him. He must be having driver issues or framerate and blaming MSi for it.

It will perform like a reference card. Just cooler. It may not unlock, since it's not reference.
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I have the Twin Frozr II model of MSI's GTX 460 768MB and it is the best GPU cooler I have ever had, as well as being extremely overclockable. The stock Twin Frozr II cooling design blows away all aftermarket GPU coolers I have used in the past.

I'm not sure how the Twin Frozr II compares on an ATI GPU, but I would imagine that it performs just as well as it does on the nVidia GTX series GPUs. It was definitely worth the extra money I spent on mine.
   
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Don't worry about him. He must be having driver issues or framerate and blaming MSi for it.

It will perform like a reference card. Just cooler. It may not unlock, since it's not reference.
It does not unlock.
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i do suggest getting other varieties..this one is just equipped with the TF cooler..in which is the only thing in catch..nothing new exactly..

get the 2gb ones..they are much better and IMO there are still reference design cards out there that can be easily unlocked to a 6970..
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