Friday, January 14th 2011

MSI Announces New N500GTX Twin Frozr II Series Graphics Cards

Globally-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI today officially unveils its N500 series of graphics card featuring the award-winning Twin Frozr II Thermal Design. The Twin Frozr II Thermal Design has garnered unanimous praise from professional media and end-users for providing the best balance between cooling performance and lowest sound levels. With the Twin Frozr II cooler, noise output is reduced by up to 8.4dB (when compared to the reference design). More importantly, operating temperatures are reduced by up to 20°C versus other cooling solutions. Thanks to MSI Afterburner, unsurpassed clock speeds can be achieved with the combined features of the excellent Twin Frozr II Thermal Design and MSI's N580GTX and N570GTX GPU.

MSI's Exclusive Twin Frozr II Cooling Design
The MSI N500 Twin Frozr II series graphics cards feature the advanced Twin Frozr II Thermal Design. By utilizing its engineering expertise, MSI has created the ultimate Thermal Design that decreases operating temperatures by up to 20°C. The GPU spreader is covered with a large surface area heat sink with a copper base, ensuring the best possible thermal transfer surface. Surrounding components like Memory and PWM components are covered by a large unibody metal heat sink. Additionally, with MSI's SuperPipe heat pipe technology, excess heat is transferred quickly to a high density aluminum cooling fin assembly. The low-noise fan setup, which includes two temperature-controlled 8cm PWM fans, ensures excellent air flow to all parts of the Twin Frozr II Thermal Design while reducing sound levels by up to 8.4dB.

MSI's Exclusive Afterburner Overclocking Utility
MSI's exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility allows for flexible overclocking and monitoring options. MSI Afterburner allows for instant adjustment of the GPU Frequency and GPU voltages, thanks to its unique Ultra-Voltage function, a combination that allows for more headroom for overclocking. The advanced fan control function allows end-user control of fan speeds to ensure stability when required or low noise when needed. By storing up to five different fan profiles, users can quickly switch between their profiles to match any situation. MSI Afterburner also displays a wealth of information about the card like real-time temperatures, speeds, voltages, load levels, allowing users excellent supervision over their card while benchmark for ultimate stability with MSI Kombustor.

MSI Quality: All Solid Capacitors
To ensure the best stability and lifespan, MSI incorporates the best components such as All-Solid Capacitors on the N500 Twin Frozr II series graphics cards. With a rated lifespan of over 10 years under heavy load, All-Solid Capacitors are made to last a graphics cards' lifetime. Their excellent characteristics, like lowered Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), ensure higher electrical efficiency and lower operating temperatures, providing the best possible user experience and benefit.
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15 Comments on MSI Announces New N500GTX Twin Frozr II Series Graphics Cards

#1
arnoo1
wow nice card, i hope the cooler does what msi claims, than it would be a great card for overcloking and some grazy sli/3way sli performans, i love the gtx 570 but i will skipp this generation, maybe next year a crazy fast gtx600serie card


wizz plz review those cards with sli/3way sli, 1920x1200dx11
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#2
pjl321
28nm is where its at!

I agree, next gen running at 28nm should be something really special. Both AMD and nVidia have been planning 32/28nm for a long time and should be Fast with a captial 'f'.

As for this cooler, love it. MSI makes the best coolers around, mainly because they don't put much of a price premium on cards with their best coolers.

Its going to be interesting to see what happens when nVidia brings out 560 as i think they are leaving the 460 alone at the price its at now and the 560 will cost more and be faster but maybe AMD will have to reduce prices to fight the 560.

Time will tell!
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#3
nINJAkECIL
Actually, the Twinfrozr cooler is perform well.
But the best looking twinfrozr cooler would be the first gen twinfrozr

[spoiler][/spoiler]
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#4
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: nINJAkECIL
Actually, the Twinfrozr cooler is perform well.
But the best looking twinfrozr cooler would be the first gen twinfrozr
neg, I reckon its the mini twinfrozr



:laugh: :toast:
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#5
Sinzia
I have the GTX 470 twin frozr II card, and its damn near silent, and only 65 c under a full load with a mild o/c
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#7
Lionheart
OMG I've been waiting for these, DERP! I know what Im gonna purchase now :)
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#8
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Lionheart
OMG I've been waiting for these, DERP! I know what Im gonna purchase now :)
yeah man. maybe i may just get a 570 now.
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#9
u2konline
I don't care if the cooler/fan works, they need to design a damn new one by now.
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#10
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: u2konline
I don't care if the cooler/fan works, they need to design a damn new one by now.
why change a really good design? this implementation works well, they probably don't need to spend a lot of money on R&D for a new one.

having said that they probably are developing a new one, we just wont see it for some time yet. maybe something with a Vapor champer and heatpipes...
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#11
Salsoolo
didnt msi anounce the twinfrozr iii cooler?
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#12
LAN_deRf_HA
They did, but it's fugly so who cares. I'm positive this will be their best selling aftermarket cooler models.
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#13
Salsoolo
i liked the msi frozr , but a friend's 5850 twin frozr one fan simply died couple months ago, just died!
was turned away since. i really hate the quality of the fans on many cards these days :ohwell:
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#14
sethk
I'm wondering if TwinFrozr II is the more or less stock card and TwinFrozr III is the more heavily overclocked version, which was the case with the 400 series cards, IIRC.

I wonder how this will compare temps / noise-wise compared to the Gigabyte WindForce3X GTX 570, which is another non-reference card, but with 3x 80mm fans instead of 2 (I would hope they are running at lower rpms to keep the noise levels down).

Edit:
There are also these two Palit cards that look a little like this TwinFrozr:
Palit GTX 570 Sonic Platinum (Newegg Link) (Guru3D review)
Palit GTX 570 Sonic (Newegg Link)
According to the review, the card was about 10 deg. C cooler under load than a stock GTX 570 even though it is overclocked, and marginally quieter, so not quite upto MSI's claims for the Frozr II, but it will be interesting to compare when reviews are out on the MSI.
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#15
u2konline
by: wolf
why change a really good design? this implementation works well, they probably don't need to spend a lot of money on R&D for a new one.

having said that they probably are developing a new one, we just wont see it for some time yet. maybe something with a Vapor champer and heatpipes...
If i was making video cards, i would be making all sorts of cool looking designs. :rockout:
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