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MSI Ready with Twin Frozr III Equipped Radeon HD 6950 2 GB Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

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    MSI is ready with a new Radeon HD 6950 2 GB graphics card that makes use of the company's new Twin Frozr III cooling assembly. The R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition from MSI makes use of a custom-design PCB with strong, overclocker-friendly VRM circuitry, out of the box overclock speeds of 850 MHz core and 1300 MHz (5200 MHz effective) GDDR5 memory speeds, against reference speeds of 800/1250 MHz. The Twin Frozr III cooler makes use of a dense aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed by a number of nickel-plated copper heat pipes, and is ventilated by two 80 mm fans that use "propeller-design" fan blades that deliver higher air-flow at lower noise outputs.

    Based on the 40 nm Cayman silicon, Radeon HD 6950 packs 1408 VLIW4 stream processors, is DirectX 11 compliant, and makes use of a high-speed GDDR5 memory controller with 256-bit bus width. Display output connectors include two DVI, two mini-DisplayPort 1.2, and one HDMI 1.4a. AMD-exclusive technologies such as Eyefinity and HydraVision are supported. The card can pair with up to three more Radeon HD 6900 series GPUs for 4-way CrossFireX multi-GPU operation. MSI's new Radeon HD 6950 2 GB Twin Frozr III Power Edition graphics card is priced at around 300€.

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    Source: Le Comptior du Hardware
     
  2. Breathless New Member

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    They should unlock the shaders for us ;)
     
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    Nice.....but Im happy with my Twin Frozr II editions...
     
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    Can I just buy the cooler? =D
     
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    I agree SvB that would be nice. Anyone know if these can be bios modded to the 6970s?
     
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    You can mod the reference one BUT NOT THE TWIN FROZR, you will FU(K it
     
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    That might be true, but all we need to do is to wait for people to rewrite a bios for the Twin Frozr ;)
     
  8. da20valve

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    When the 6970 Twin comes out i will give it a try, we deal with MSI warranty on a weekly basis so shouldnt be a problem.
     
  9. FreedomEclipse

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    I like how they added a sorta shroud to the cooler. Ive read in twinfrozr II reviews where people made their own shrouds and stuck it on over to the top of the cooler and it improved temperatures a fair bit.
     
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    What do you mean?
     
  11. FreedomEclipse

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    Probably talking about the amount of dead/damaged MSI cards that he or his shop/company sells that have been returned to him for RMA -- hence the reference about dealing with MSI on a weekly basis
     
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    nice to know! thx
     

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