MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Review

Introduction

The AMD 6950 was a bit of a disappointment when we first reviewed it. It didn't really inspire us in the same way that the earlier series of Radeon cards have.

Of course as the second best model in their range we wouldn't expect bleeding-edge performance, but it was just very average.

In an attempt to solve the issues of the reference card MSI have married their brilliant Twin Frozr II cooler to the AMD chip and it's time for us to see how it performs.

Technical Specifications

The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II comes with all the normal AMD bells and whistles such as Eyefinity, Avivo and new to the 6 series, 3D support.

  Core Clock: 810MHz
  Memory: 2048MB GDDR5
  Memory Clock: 5000MHz (Effective)
  Processing Cores: 1408
  Texture Units: 88
  ROPS: 32
  Bus Type: PCI Express 2.1
  Display Connectors: 2 Dual Link DVI I, 1 HDMI & 2x Mini DisplayPort
  HDCP Capable
  DirectX 11 Support
  Shader Model 5.0 Support
  OpenGL 4.0 Support
  ATI CrossFire Ready
  ATI Eyefinity Technology
  ATI Avivo HD
  ATI Stream Technology
  ATI HD3D Technology
  2x 6pin PCI E power connectors required
  Warranty: 2 Years

Let's have a look at it in the flesh shall we.

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Most Recent Comments

04-02-2011, 04:09:02

tinytomlogan
Is the always brilliant MSI Twin Frozr II cooler enough to raise the 6950 from the average to the good?

Continue Reading

04-02-2011, 04:36:37

T.A.K
Atleast it wont howl at you like the AMD heatsink.

04-02-2011, 09:15:25

ssorangetomato
unlocked to a 6970 could be a beast

04-02-2011, 10:40:47

Trigrammatron
Yeah, you just gotta hand it to MSI. I own an MSI R5850 Twin Frozr II. Love the damn card. Stays cool and quiet all throughout.

04-02-2011, 11:10:47

Todd
Loving that heatsink, looks brilliant.

05-02-2011, 06:12:19

T.A.K
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssorangetomato View Post

unlocked to a 6970 could be a beast
Shader clocks are locked and no dual BIOS and switch..
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