Which of the three are superior and why? Please, no brand biased answers, just factual answers in regards to performance, reliability, Over Clocking, cooling, etc. At this point I'm leaning towards The MSI version just based on what I've briefly read between each card. What do you think? Thanks in advance, I appreciate it .
SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
I don't have experience with these, but the MSI usually comes up when people talk about cool temps.
yeah, that's what I've also noticed through other forums. I was told the cooling units are strategically placed around the ram so there's more overclock ability there as well.
Yep, and cooler usually means quieter. I know that I would have chosen the MSI instead of the Powercolor that I have now because of fan noise.
Well that's great to know. I was considering the Powercolor version at one point as that was one of the only options here in Australia that I could choose from on a few sites. I'm glad I did more research though =)
In all fairness to Powercolor, I do run 3 monitors which puts more strain on the GPU. But I still think that the MSI would run cooler.