MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr 3 Power Edition 2GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr 3 Power Edition 2GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 5 scores, 10 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Solid performance; improved noise level; free Dirt 3 game included
  • Twin Frozr III cooler is excellent, 62 Phase Design, Very nice looks, Excellent build quality, Fan profile switch, CrossFireX Support, Overclocking neede no extra voltage, Variety of outputs: DSUB, mini Display Port, DVII and HDMI.
  • Overclocked out of the box, Can be modded to HD 6970, Good overclocking potential, 2 GB video memory, Dual BIOS switch, Voltage control via MSI Afterburner, Native fullsize HDMI output, Support for DirectX 11

Cons:

  • Priced a little on the high side for its class
  • 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

Expert reviews and ratings

By Neoseeker on

It often takes a few months after a new graphics series is released to see the best custom designs hit the market and while MSI's Twin Frozr series has been around since AMD's Northern Islands architecture first launch, the third installment in...

By Maximum PC on 80

The Radeon HD 6950 often gets overlooked, because it falls into an in-between netherworld of pricing. Typical cards cost anywhere from $240-$300, but most seem to hover around the $270 mark. This MSI overclocked card, built using the company's Twin...

By Techgage on 95

Let's get right to the good stuff. MSI's Twin Frozr III, where HD 6950s are concerned, is impressive. It has a lot of technical bits to impress, and with its built-in overclock, it even manages to sit behind the Radeon HD 6970 more often than...

By Guru of 3D on

price range. MSI does what it does best, customizing hardware. They took the R6950 GPU, and threw the rest away. They designed a new PCB loaded with features and overclocking potential, slapped some really cool memory on the card and topped off that...

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

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...

By Pureoverclock on

The 6950 Twin Frozr III successfully continues MSI's tradition of bringing graphics cards that feature high performance and low temperatures to consumers that demand high quality products. This card is a behemoth in just about every aspect: it's...

By techPowerUp! on 80

MSI's Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III is a well designed version of a custom HD 6950 design. The company's new Twin Frozr III cooling solution does a good job at keeping the card cool, even though the card seems a bit more noisy than expected....

By HotHardware on

The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III performed very well throughout our entire battery of benchmarks. The R6950 Twin Frozr III’s higher GPU and memory clocks gave a marked advantage over AMD’s reference design Radeon HD 6950. The R6950 Twin Frozr...

By HardwareZone.com on 80

With its higher clock speeds, the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition was appreciably quicker than a reference Radeon HD 6950 by about 5% overall. As far as customized, factory overclocked cards go, a 5% improvement in performance is certainly...

International Review By SweClockers on

När SweClockers recenserar grafikkort är det ofta de tidiga referensmodellerna som ligger på testbänken. Nu är det dags för en serie tester där partnertillverkarna har tillfälle att glänsa. Först ut är MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III Power...