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Originally Posted by jameskelsey;12771745 
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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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_6950_Twin_Frozr_II/1.html

It's still loud as hell under load and it doesn't overclock any better than any plain jane ref card lol.

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Coincidentally, I wonder why they made a frozr 3 and the switch is back?
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I do not have experience with the 6950 twin froz II. But with a 6870 twin froz II and a GTX 560 twin froz II. Both seemed pretty good as far as noise and temperature go. But I still prefer reference design that exhausts the heat outside the case. In my mind, those twin froze design are not suitable for a crossfire mode consider one will dump all the heat on the other card and the other card will just dump it back inside the case.
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What is the point in a upgraded cooler if you don't want to overclock/unlock?

About temperatures/acoustics on the reference cooler, I run 6970 unlocked shaders and 6970 clocks on stock voltage, I run it at 40%, and it idles around 35*, loads to mid-70's. Fan noise is not audible above the rest of the computer, which is pretty quiet. The reference cooler works quite well.
    
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OK,maybe I should go with a reference design and flash to a 6970. Do they all have dual BIOS's? I was looking at the Gigabyte one, they seem to be building quality stuff these days. I have a good case for cooling so the better cooler is not a must.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125356
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey;12783860 
OK,maybe I should go with a reference design and flash to a 6970. Do they all have dual BIOS's? I was looking at the Gigabyte one, they seem to be building quality stuff these days. I have a good case for cooling so the better cooler is not a must.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125356

It seems that all of the reference 6950's do have the dual BIOS with the switch.

You could also go with the reference Asus or MSI 6950's.
   
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I got a 6850 during my first build and hated it. Way to basic of a card. I then upgraded it to a MSI 560ti, fantastic card, just didn't want to have to SLI to have triple monitors. Now im using a XFX 6950 unlocked, and I gotta say its a beast. 3x23in full hd monitors running at 5912x1080, BC2 running at a medium graphics setting across all, and WOW maxed out. Great card!
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i have a chance to buy this card for the same price as reference design. im planing to go for it. but really cudnt find a user view about its overclock potential. since i cant unlock shaders i wonder if i can get the modded 6950 performance.

i want twin frozr mostly because my room temp is around 25-30 C.
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post #20 of 21
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Bought the Gigabyte 6950 2GB for $220 shipped after rebate and coupon code.
Waiting for it to arrive.
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