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MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III OC 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2xDVI 2xMini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card

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   Shipping Weight:   4 lbs
   Part #: R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Leading international graphics card maker MSI has always been a key player in the competitive graphics card market. Thanks to its strong R&D capabilities and outstanding product performance, MSI's products have always received high acclaim by the media and consumers throughout the world.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Radeon HD 6950 Graphic Card
  • External Power Cable
  • CrossFire Bridge Interconnect
  • DVI/D-Sub Adapter
  • Mini DP to DP
  • CD
Host Interface PCI Express 2.1 x16
Platform Supported PC
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Standard Memory 1 GB
Thickness 1.5"
API Supported DirectX 11.0 OpenGL 4.1
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Length 10.6"
Memory Speed 5200 MHz
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1600
Cooler Type Fan Cooler
Memory Technology GDDR5 SDRAM
Height 4.6"
HDCP Supported Yes
Bus Width 256 bit
Multi-GPU Technology CrossFireX
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
RAMDAC Speed 400 MHz
Analog Signal Yes
Digital Signal Yes
Number of Monitors Supported 3
Dual Link DVI Supported Yes
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Model HD 6950
Chipset Line Radeon
Chipset Series HD 6000
DisplayPort Yes
Slot Space Required Dual
Number of DisplayPort Outputs 2
Number of VGA Outputs 1
Number of DVI Outputs 2
Number of HDMI Outputs 1
GPU Clock 850 MHz

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: MSI
     Manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
     Manufacturer Part Number: R6950 TWIN FROZR III 1G/OC
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: R6950 TWIN FROZR III 1G/OC
     Product Name: Radeon HD 6950 Graphic Card
     Product Type: Graphic Card
     DisplayPort: Yes
     Dual Link DVI Supported: Yes
     DVI: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Host Interface: PCI Express 2.1 x16
     Number of DisplayPort Outputs: 2
     Number of DVI Outputs: 2
     Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
     Number of VGA Outputs: 1
     VGA: Yes
     Bus Width: 256 bit
     Memory Speed: 5200 MHz
     Memory Technology: GDDR5 SDRAM
     Standard Memory: 1 GB
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Radeon HD 6950 Graphic Card
  • External Power Cable
  • CrossFire Bridge Interconnect
  • DVI/D-Sub Adapter
  • Mini DP to DP
  • CD

     Platform Supported: PC
     System Requirements:

Operating System(s):

  • Windows XP (32/64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32/64 bit)

Physical Characteristics  
     Cooler Type: Fan Cooler
     Form Factor: Plug-in Card
     Height: 4.6"
     Length: 10.6"
     Slot Space Required: Dual
     Thickness: 1.5"
Processor & Chipset  
     Chipset Line: Radeon
     Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
     Chipset Model: HD 6950
     Chipset Series: HD 6000
     GPU Clock: 850 MHz
     Number of Stream Processors: 1408
     Software Included:
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • MSI VGA Driver
  • MSI Live Update Series (Live VGA BIOS & Live VGA Driver)
  • MSI Live

Technical Information  
     Analog Signal: Yes
     API Supported: DirectX 11.0
OpenGL 4.1
     Digital Signal: Yes
     Features: AMD HD3D Technology
Stream Technology
Eyefinity Technology
     HDCP Supported: Yes
     Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600
     Multi-GPU Technology: CrossFireX
     Number of Monitors Supported: 3
     RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC Customer Reviews

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Experience: 4 Days
 Verified Owner
-Price VS others 6950
-Easy cooling control and OC with Msi Afterburner.
-I didn't found any stickers in the packagelol
This card does not cost much and this is a very good one ! Great purchase with 3 years warranty amazing cooling and great performances !! Got it at 245 $ sent the MIR and gonna get 30 $ on a pre-charged AMEX Card so for 215 $ Best price you can have for one of those.

This review was modfied by poster @ 02-25-12 12:00 PM

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
-Quality build
- Not very quiet like my older card but then again you have more horsepower so what do you expect.
- Cooling is amazing on this card. The reviews prove that. That's very important because along with the cpu, those are the hottest components in your pc.
- Overclocked and once you overclock it yourself it acts more as a 6970
- I will be buying another one for crossfire in the near future and its running my bf3 on ultra settings.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Excellent price when on Sale ($199)
Very good build quality
Excellent price for this 6950 1 GB when on sale ($199 after rebate) Excellent build quality with custom PCB and fan

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Fast. Stays cool.
Love the MSI cooler. Stays cool even when overclocked. Very nice upgrade from a 4850.

Chi Pang_F
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Powerful, quiet and cool
None yet
I upgraded to this card from a GTS 250 so you can imagine the huge increase in performance across all games for me. The card idles around 39C and hits 65C on full load. This card is so quiet that I don't even know if the fan noise is coming from the card or from one of the rear fans in my case. I'm running this card on a Gigabyte P55M-UD2 motherboard in a NXZT Gamma case. I was kinda worried at first, not knowing whether or not it would fit but I'm glad it did.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
-great price (deal) with PM and MIB
-comparable to GTX 560 448 cores but cheaper
-MSI Twin frozr III cooler matched with their Afterburner software is "bi-winning"
-great overclocking (940mhz/5400mhz)
-nice looks with quiet performace
-lack of back plate / cooler support
The large cooler definitely impedes the strength of the circuit board, it would be benificial if the cooler were bolted to a back plate as this particular cooler seems quite flimsy. I have two MSI 460 gtx's as well with the twin frozr II cooler and even though they are a shorter card, they still feel as if they could use extra mounting support. Other than that, great card, good warranty / support with excellent performace. I don't know if i would crossfire this card, but I would definitely recommend it for a mid-ranged gaming build.

This review was modfied by poster @ 12-20-11 02:28 PM

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Build quality
Was able to unlock to 1536 SP's
Eyefinity (inputs)
Bought this card to upgrade from a 4870 1GB and my frame rates have doubled with max settings. OC'n was a breeze and I have it at a conservative 880mhz core x 5400mhz QDR mem with 1536 SP's and temps peak at 75c in Furmark. Great card, performance like a 6970. Highly recommended.

This review was modfied by poster @ 03-06-12 09:58 AM

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
- Great build quality and size vs cooling capacity
- Great OC and control software (Afterburner)
- Good factory overclock
- Runs cool
- Can be made very quiet under load (when tamed with Afterburner)
- Dual BIOS with switch
- Power efficient in idle/gaming
- "Only" 1GB (not an issue unless you CF)
- Loud under load at stock fan settings
- Power-hungry under video playback (vs GTX 560 Ti)
- No games bundled
- Sags a bit under the weight of the cooler; would benefit from a backplate
After searching for a quiet 6950 I decided to try this model. At first I was annoyed by the noise under load, but the card runs really cool so you have some thermal headroom to make it either much quieter or unlock/overclock the hell out of it.
The card has a dual BIOS with a switch; the second one does not have unlocked shaders but a quieter fan profile. Honestly there's not that much difference with the "performance" BIOS, and if you value quiet operation you're better off tuning the fan profiles with the Afterburner software. Still it's nice to have a fallback BIOS if you intend to unlock the shaders.

This review was modfied by poster x 01-31-12 03:48 PM

This review was modfied by poster @ 01-31-12 03:23 PM

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Comment: On paper there is a small difference between MSI’s pre-overclocked HD 6950 and AMD’s reference version but it’s doubtful that anyone would notice an in-game difference between the two. However, there’s so much more offered by this custom card that clock speeds hardly seem to matter.
Posted by: Adam_G @12/14/11
Comment: The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1GB/OC is a custom designed, factory overclocked HD 6950 that features MSI's own Twin Frozr III cooler. The card runs cool and is about 5% faster than the reference card.
Posted by: Babaghan @09/24/11
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