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how much of a improvement will this over my current card?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127562&cm_re=6950_2GB-_-14-127-562-_-Product

and i have 300 dollars to spend should i go for something different or is this a good choice?
post #2 of 8
No don't get the Twin Frorz II, get the Twin Frorz III instead (Here Link). U can unlock the 6950 Twin Frorz III to 6970 since it has the bios switch. The 6950 2GB is a BIG IMPROVEMENT over your 5770.
Edited by Ocnewb - 4/3/11 at 3:32pm
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On the subject of this, guide on to do so? Or whats needed? Also Bios switch is that needed? So you can have 1 6950bios and 1 6950 bios?
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The BIOS switch allows a 6970 unclock. You replace one of the emergency BIOS with a 6970 bios.
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You'll see a big difference your going from a last gen mid range to a current gen near top end card. You won't see as big of a difference as I did (came from a 2400 HD tongue.gif)

I'm not sure how the Frozr III preforms but I still love my Frozr II so quiet, haven't started OCing it yet, ya I'm pretty lazy
-snip- Woops I mistook the Twin Frozr III for the Direct CU II (lol don't know how I did it)
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Can't you get Twin Frozr III? I have one and I was able to do shader unlock, also I can do full flash to 6970 but I don't need it now. Also Twin Frozr II doesn't have BIOS switch, Twin Frozr III has it.

Edit: What?! Twin Frozr III is a dual slot card o.O
Edited by sp4wners - 4/3/11 at 4:56pm
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Originally Posted by sp4wners;12988827 
Can't you get Twin Frozr III? I have one and I was able to do shader unlock, also I can do full flash to 6970 but I don't need it now. Also Twin Frozr II doesn't have BIOS switch, Twin Frozr III has it.

Edit: What?! Twin Frozr III is a dual slot card o.O
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Originally Posted by mojosephwu;13333833 
does twin frozr III 6950 really have a bios switch?? how come someone said it doesnt work as one><</div>

Yes it has a switch but the pcb is a full custom pcb so it won't fit a waterblock unless they make a specific one for it. That aside if yer not interested in watercooling, that won't matter.
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