File this strictly under ‘geek’ and move on if you came for the politics.

I today took possession of a brand new AMD / ATI Radeon 6950 from MSI.  It’s an astonishing piece of kit, and I’m delighted to have it.

It’s also very quiet in normal use, which is important in a machine I have to sleep with, so to speak.  But when its fan is turned up to 100%, I’ll need ear defenders.