I'm upgrading from a XFX ATI 5770 1GB to a 6870 1GB, I'm not sure what model to purchase. XFX cards worked for me in the past with no problems, but I see this MSI model with 2 fans, and a gigabyte model with 3 fans. Does this potentially mean a quieter noise level on load? (I love quiet computers) Which one will give me the best performance? Best warranty? Price isn't a huge factor, and I don't plan on overclocking. I will be playing titles such as Skyrim, SWTOR, and battlefield 3 at 1900x1200. The models I'm considering are below, feel free to suggest any that aren't here.
From reviews I've read of other MSI Twin Frozr cards, it seems that the fans stay at low RPM's when under stress. It's not a big issue, you just need to use MSI Afterburner or Catalyst Control Center to increase the fan speed.
i almost got the twin frozr 2 but this was in a local shop so im impatient and couldnt wait but glad i got that one , each card manufacturer seems to have their own gimmick about their own cards when really they are all very similar