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HD6950: Asus DCII or MSI twin frozr III

tdesmet

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I have a question regarding the differences of both cards:

1) The asus card has a 6+8pin connector while the msi card has a 6+6pin connector. The HD6970 also has a 6+8pin connector, will the asus card be better for that? Would powertune tweak not be required anymore?

I expect the same noise from both cards, but which one would you recommend? They both should have double BIOS right? I do not tend to overclock it for the moment, but if I can make it a 6970 card, that would be nice. Or is it better to only unlock the shadors?

What would you pick when taking into account a bios flash/mod or no bios flash/mod?

Kind regards,

Tom
 

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I would go with the card with the 6+8 pin adapters for that alone. It can't hurt but most likely help having two extra grounds. It also leads me to believe that it is just a 6970 flashed to a 6950 from the factory.
 

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I'll go with the asus version then. It's also €30 cheaper than the msi one. It takes a lot of space but I don't really need the other slots. Thanks :)