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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC

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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC Video Card Review

Legit Reviews
8 December 2011
  • Summary: The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC graphics card might only have 1GB of GDDR5 memory, but it was still a beast in the benchmarks an able to play games like a champ.
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MSI R6950 1GB Twin Frozr III Power Edition Review

[H] Enthusiast
17 October 2011
  • Summary: The MSI R6950 1GB Twin Frozr III PE comes with 1GB of RAM, versus 2GB on a standard Radeon HD 6950. In all of our gameplay testing we did not miss the extra 1GB of RAM. It just didn't take away from our gameplay experience at all, running at 1080p which is the sweet spot for this video card. In fact, the higher factory overclock gave it a performance advantage over a stock 2GB Radeon HD 6950.
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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1GD5 Power Edition/OC

22 September 2011
  • Conclusion: We can see that for HD 6950, there is virtually no performance difference between the 1GB and 2GB of memory until we start to enable many DirectX 11 visual settings such as DOF, tessellation, and others. We are pretty sure that the majority of the gamers out there play games at a resolution of 1920×1080, so the extra memory is not going to be as important as the GPU power.
  • Pros: Factory overclocked, Good overclocking potential, Dual BIOS switch with 2 fan modes, Voltage Control, Runs very cool, Slightly shorter than reference card, Eyefinity support
  • Cons: Loud fans under load, BIOS switching mode is not labeled, No metal backplate for PCB
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Overall 8

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition Review

maximum pc
12 September 2011
  • Summary: And the kicker is that for $30-$40 more, you can score a very-much non-budget Radeon HD 6970 card. That leaves us torn on the R6950 Twin Frozr III. Still, we have to give the card some points for being quieter than a 6970 and within striking distance of that GPU in performance.
  • Pros: Solid performance; improved noise level; free Dirt 3 game included
  • Cons: Priced a little on the high side for its class
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 10

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC

Benchmark Reviews
29 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Video Card a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar video card that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher or...
  • Pros: Twin Frozr III cooler is excellent, 6+2 Phase Design, Very nice looks, Excellent build quality, Fan profile switch, CrossFireX Support, Overclocking neede no extra voltage, Variety of outputs: D-SUB, mini Display Port, DVI-I and HDMI
  • Cons: Hot air from GPU exhausted into case, High power consumption, 27cm long, could be an issue for some, Not the best value, Not much O/C headroom in Afterburner
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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition Review

11 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Over the last couple of years, MSI has made a concerted effort to bolster their reputation as a premiere brand in the PC enthusiast space. MSI’s motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, and virtually every other high-profile product family in their repertoire has been revamped and updated in some way to differentiate them from the competition.
  • Pros: Strong Performer, Cool and Quiet, Consumed Less Power Than Reference Card, Easily Overclocked
  • Cons: Relatively Mild Factory Overclock, Priced Too Close To The 6970
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Overall 9

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition Review

22 September 2011
  • Excerpt: 32 Flares 32 Flares × MSI and ASUS have been producing some of the finest video cards this year, and today we are reviewing the R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edtion card which features the latest Twin Frozr cooler with dual fans. This design utilises Propeller Blade Technology for 20% more airflow when compared against a traditional implementation.
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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC

4 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Fazit Mit seiner R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC präsentiert MSI eine sehr eigenständige Umsetzung einer Radeon HD 6950 basierenden Grafikkarte. Nicht nur der aufwändige Kühler, auch die Platine und die verwendeten Bauteile weichen von AMDs Referenzdesign ab. So verwendet MSI beim Spannungswandler sechs Phasen für den Grafikprozessor und zwei weitere für den Speicher, bei AMD sind es hingegen nur vier Phasen für die GPU und eine für den Speicher.
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