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As the thread title states, I really want one of these.
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Well they are already released, so dunno really. On techpowerup they recently reviewed msi 6950 TFIII (triple overvolts and all that). And it was able to unlock to a full 6970. Sure it doesnt have the same pwm with only 8+2, But you know .
Anyway dont forget to post pics and oc results when u get the card.
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Well they are already released, so dunno really. On techpowerup they recently reviewed msi 6950 TFIII (triple overvolts and all that). And it was able to unlock to a full 6970. Sure it doesnt have the same pwm with only 8+2, But you know .
Anyway dont forget to post pics and oc results when u get the card.
Thank you for the info I might just pick up 2 of these guys instead.
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Is the lightning version worth the extra bucks? What's the difference between the regular versions?
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Is the lightning version worth the extra bucks? What's the difference between the regular versions?
They have have a better chance of high overclocks, and the cooler is amazing.
Edited by bulmung - 3/26/11 at 2:20pm
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I would venture maybe in another week or so you will see them hit the stores.If you want the best(for benching etc.),it is worth the wait.No other cooler compares.
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Is the lightning version worth the extra bucks? What's the difference between the regular versions?
I'd pick one up just for the cooler and heatsink plate itself.

You save money buying a lightning compared to a stock 6970 and a aftermarket cooler.
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Honestly this card seems to be the best of all 6970's by leaps and bounds, maybe not perfromance as much, but based on build quality and operating tempertures. I sold my Sapphire 5970 1gb and Sapphire 5870 1gb (tri-fire) to pick up 2 of these babies (maybe 3). Right now my gaming pc is down and I'm buying 2 of these cards within minutes after they hit newegg,
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