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[FS] MSI 6970 Twin Frozr III Lightning

May 12, 2006
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I got a deal on this baby, so I though I would pass it on to you guys. This card has been extensively tested and works great. It comes factory overclocked and has a very good cooler that is nearly silent. The card at defaults runs between 65 and 79c in games like TRINE2 and Skyrim and nearly silent. It can max both games with ultra settings on my sytem. If you have played either they heat the hell out of your card. My old 6970 would hit in the high 80s and sound like a jet. This card has leds all over its backside and frankly is a very cool device. It is already overclocking by default to cards max potential. Anything past 900 truely shows zero performance gains in my system but the card will go a bit higher. The core will do 980 and the ram a lot higher, but their is no point. This card is a monster and quiet. The card has a fresh install of heat paste on the core and cosmetically is a 99 out of 100. You will get the card, the shown crossfire bridge, and cables. This card was near $500.00 a year ago and today's price shipped to the lower 48 is $169.99. Warning this is a very big card.
My heatware is under trt740

. http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R6970-Lightning.html

[*]MSI Model
[*]R6970 Lightning
[*]Interface PCI Express 2.1 x16
[*]Chipset Manufacturer AMD GPURadeon HD
[*]6970 Core Clock 940MHz
[*]Stream Processors 1536
[*]Memory Effective Memory Clock 1375MHz (5.5Gbps)
[*]Memory Size 2GB Memory
[*]Interface 256-bitMemory
[*]Type GDDR5

Power4 Architecture
- World’s first 18 phase PWM on HD 6970.- Independent Memory Power support.
- Copper MOS with 2x high current capacity.
- Proadlizer*4 to optimized power supply.
Propeller Blade on Twin Frozr III
- Twin Frozr III Thermal Design with 26℃ cooler & 12 dB quieter.
- Propeller Blade technology for 20% more airflow.
- Dual 9cm fans with dual 8mm SuperPipes for best heat dissipation.
- Form-in-one heatsink covers memory and modules to dissipate heat efficiency.

Triple Overvoltage by Afterburner
- Support voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/VDDCI
- The oc capability can be boosted 20% up!!

Top Quality Components
- Military Class II Components for longer product lifespan.
- LPL (Lightning Power Layer) for the stable power supply

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Sep 15, 2009
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System Name Niedersachsen / Ribe / Minsk
Processor i3 3240 / i7-3520M / 4x Opteron 6376 @ 2.86GHz
Motherboard BIOSTAR H61M / HP Q77 / Supermicro H8QG7
Cooling Stock / Stock / 4x 1U G34
Memory 1x8GB / 2x4GB / 4x4GB
Video Card(s) GTX260 / Intel HD 4000 / nVidia GT310
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Case Antec NSK3480 / HP / Supermicro 1U
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Enermax 500W / HP 130W / Supermicro Gold 1400W
Keyboard IBM Model M
Software Windows 7 (Niedersachsen/Ribe) / Linux Mint 17.2 (Minsk)
That is a gorgeous card--whoever gets it will have an awesome system upgrade :D


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Nov 11, 2008
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Bump for wishing this was up a couple of weeks ago. :)
Jul 5, 2006
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Processor i7-4770k @ 4.5GHz
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Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB G.SKILL 2400
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Storage 2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 (OS), 2x 2TB Hitachi Deskstars (Backup)
Display(s) 50" Panasonic Plasma TV!
Case Cooler Master HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Recon3D
Power Supply Corsair HX1050
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I'm really surprised this hasn't sold yet. Great card, great price.


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Storage 1TB Kingston NV2 M.2 SSD 2TB 2.5 SanDisk SSD Plus
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Case Athena M1, 6 Chassis Fans
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Power Supply EVGA Super Nova 1000W
Mouse Razer Deathadder
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