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    Super Villain Moderator Un4given's Avatar
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    MSI 6950 Video Card

    Well, I have to say that I have had good luck with this card.

    It has been no better or worse than any other manufacturer. The card is part of the default builds released by AMD; it's nothing more than their reference card with an MSI sticker slapped on the HSF.

    It did unlock to 6970 speeds, and then some. I haven't had a truly functional program with which to test clock speeds beyond 6970 speeds, but I did get 950/1375 clocks with nothing more than the BIOS flash.

    The warranty may not be lifetime like XFX, but it does come with a 3-year parts and 2-year labor warranty. Although I don't remember ever having a card for that long a period of time.

    The factory cooling is quite good. Even at 50-60% fan speed the noise isn't overly noticeable over my other fans. Performance is good, and drivers have been rock stable for me; your mileage may vary.

    All in all, I can say that I have been very pleased with the performance of this card, especially given the 6950 price point.
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    So what did you pay for it back then? (I know this is bit late but just saw your review)
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    Quote Originally Posted by proxops-pete View Post
    So what did you pay for it back then? (I know this is bit late but just saw your review)
    It was pretty much retail. $299.99

    And it's still running like a champ. Now that the MSI afterburner officially supports it, I'm a very happy camper with being able to build my OC profiles with it.

    No regrets at all with the purchase, and absolutely ZERO driver problems.
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