Reviews and Problems with MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC
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Jeffrey F., Newegg
3 April 2015
Summary: I'll have to replace this soon, but I'm going to try to wait another year. It's either a sad state of PC gaming when you don't have to replace a card in 4 years, or this card has been a legend. I'll definitely go with a newer Frozr in the future.
Pros: I've had this card since September 2011, and I can still play new games at high settings.
Summary: I am finally looking to upgrade, just because this card is quite out of date now. But even to this day, if it was still available I would buy another one and run them both in my backup machine.
Pros: This thing absolutely will not stop. I've been running it as hard as I since 2011 when I bought it. Not once has it hiccuped since then. I've been using it for gaming in a windows environment, mining in 2011 when it was still cost effective for me to do so, and for hashing pass keys in a kinux en...
Cons: I OC'd it and it started to burn up my surrounding hardware due to my lack of cooling in my case, but the card stayed cool! Even when I was being ignorant and mistreated it, the card still persevered.
Summary: It finally died, yesterday. Thing worked like a race horse but finally kicked the bucket. First the fans went, then the computer kept shutting down, added a GPU temp widget, found the fans were dead. The GPU overheated enough it died. If this was 2011, I'd buy it all over again.
Pros: for when I bought it - fast, easy to install
Pros: Never had any issues with the card over the last year and I've put it through hell. I play demanding games, mine, fold... etc. I am really impressed by the build quality of the card and love the metal cooler cover. The plastic covers on most cars just look cheesy IMO.
Cons: None that I can think of. It's kinda heavy and sags if you don't tighten the screws while at the same time holding it level... but that's not really an issue.
Summary: Well since it's discontinued it doesn't really matter anymore. This is the last night I go with MSI.
Pros: The card is quiet when idling and looks good. It stays at a decent temp most of the time.
Cons: I am going to dive right into this. I purchased this to give it a test run for a bit so then I could crossfire them, I enjoyed the card so I when to purchase another one and guess what, discontinued. This makes me beyond mad because I can't get this card anywhere else and now I have to spend 300 ...
Summary: Should check all ports in all possible configurations when I first get video cards from now on. Never had a video card fail me before.
Pros: Worked great in Eyefinity configuration for many months.
Cons: Hooked up a monitor that requires DUAL DVI and I can't boot to Windows. I have to boot with a 1080p monitor to get to windows then I can hook up my 2560x1440 IPS monitor after wards. Tried my new monitor on an old Powercolor 4870 and it works perfectly...shame on you MSI...I am opening a ticket.
Summary: Other than it dying, and the one they sent me as an rma having a bent backplate. Its a fantastic card, I had to use a ziptie to secure it to the case lol.
Pros: Runs good and cool. Runs Counter Strike: Source on 2560x1600 for me at 550-950fps depending on map and players in the server. All my games are on 2560x1600 and I keep my settings rather high on all of them. No problem running bf3 at all.
Cons: After a few months of having the card it died and I had to rma it.
Summary: this card is great plays diablo 3 max crysis 1&2 max bf3 max max payne 3 max big games on max smooth no problems just need a dual link monitor with 120hz refresh and your good to go with this card if you have 60hz your screen will rip other then that its a great card its a most get if you like...
Pros: quiet runs cool very strong great quality plays all games with no problems using i7 3820 quad asus rampage extreme 4 16gb ram 500gb hard drive 7200 rpm 1000 watt psu kingwing
Summary: When I got the card at first my bottom monitor input didn't work so I had to switch to the top. I tried to figure out the problem but I couldn't. I asked some people and they didn't know either. If anyone else knows feel free to advise! (:
Pros: I bought this card as a birthday present back in January. This card will play anything I throw at it on all high settings on a 23in monitor! Love this card and would definitely recommended!
Cons: The only con I am having is I can't seem to raise the voltage in the msi afterburner. I have it unlocked but can't move the needle, not a big issue.