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Sapphire Vapor-X vs. ASUS DirectCU II vs. MSI Twin Frozr?

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March 17, 2011 2:42:18 AM

Which one's best? on a 6950.
a c 173 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 2:56:24 AM

If there is very little or no power vrm cooling then it is not worth it.

Go with either the Asus or the MSI, if NZ then avoid msi. I don't like Sapphire like I once did.
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 3:14:27 AM

sapphire's fine,never had any issues.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 3:18:22 AM

Tell that to those who they mistreated when it came to rma. I don;t like them at all. MSI has great cards and the same for Asus.
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March 17, 2011 3:20:50 AM

As far as I know, Asus has the lowest temps. of all!!!
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 9:30:19 AM

In terms of cooling performance, they all perform very close,

but for Crossfire, the Twin Frozr would be better for Crossfire, it is designed in a way that allows air flow when the cards are almost touching each other, that's why it has a smooth streamlined edge at the top.

The Asus DCII is HUGE, it's a triple slot card! it takes up three slots but YES it is the coolest, it has the lowest temperatures because it's a triple slot, if you want to Crossfire it, you could with another brand as it wastes 3 slots, if you want a single card that runs the absolute coolest, get the DCII, I personally think it's ugly!


The Vapor X is good, although it's only available in 1GB so it can't be unlocked to a 6970, if you aren't planning on unlocking it to a 6970 and want cooling similar to the
DCII triple slot fat Asus, get the Sapphire Vapor X


I prefer the Twin Frozr

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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 9:32:14 AM

nforce4max said:
If there is very little or no power vrm cooling then it is not worth it.

Go with either the Asus or the MSI, if NZ then avoid msi. I don't like Sapphire like I once did.



Only true if you plan to OC the nuts off of it. Its just not relevant if you plan to leave the card at stock.

Mactronix :) 
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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 9:33:05 AM

As far as im concerned the MSI card is better.

Mactronix :) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 4:10:22 PM

nforce4max said:
Tell that to those who they mistreated when it came to rma. I don;t like them at all. MSI has great cards and the same for Asus.


I guess I got abused my Sapphire when I RMA'ed my 2900 XT and they asked if a perfectly good 4870 is acceptable as a replacement.
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 4:29:46 PM

i would have to say Asus HD6950 DirectCU II because its a 3 slot cooler and cant compare to say MSI HD6950 twin frozr II.

if we were talking about a GTX 560 then i would say twin frozr II because on lesser cards the DirectCU II cooler is only 2 slot and a little worse than Twin Frozr II.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 4:35:04 PM

Snipergod87 said:
I guess I got abused my Sapphire when I RMA'ed my 2900 XT and they asked if a perfectly good 4870 is acceptable as a replacement.


Some are lucky to get good service while others get the shaft.
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 5:27:25 PM

nforce4max said:
Some are lucky to get good service while others get the shaft.

My friend was the one to get the shaft as it was his 2900 XT, he didnt want to deal with the RMA gave it to me tried to see if I could get it to work which I couldn't. I submitted the RMA and paid for the shipping and out came a 4870. He learned from that.

Either way I would go for Asus or MSI. I prefer the Asus design but it might not be pratical in some cases.
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March 18, 2011 3:32:57 PM
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a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2011 3:40:38 PM

Didn't you guys understand anything I just said:

firstly IMPORTANT: I don't think that the SAPPHIRE 6950 has Vapor X- it doesn't say so

Now best cooling is the triple slot Asus according to both reviews and common sense,

Then the Twin Frozr, but for Crossfire IF the cards have no space between them, the Twin Frozr would be better than anything else because it has been designed in such a way that lets it intake air from the edge or the side and it takes up two slots so the Asus is a no go for Crossfiring plans.



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a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2011 4:34:15 PM

ASUS DCII will have the lowest temps, but Twin Frozr II will also be good
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a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2011 4:42:54 PM

i think this is the way to look at it, DirectCU II for best cooling performance or Twin Frozr II for good compact cooling performance.

and this only concerns the high end cards.
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March 19, 2011 4:20:40 PM

What about other brands' coolers?
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a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2011 4:40:02 PM

i agree with Psycho LOL
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2011 1:32:36 PM

Just forget the Sapphire and choose between ASSus and MSI.
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