Thursday, April 12th 2012

MSI Launches GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr III OC Graphics Card

Leading international graphics card maker MSI today officially announced the new GTX 680 Twin Frozr /OC graphics card equipped with the latest NVIDIA 28nm GeForce GTX 680 GPU, 2GB video memory and PCI Express Gen3 support. The new GTX 680 Twin Frozr /OC sports the popular Twin Frozr III thermal design, featuring dual 80mm Propeller Blade fans, a nickel-plated copper base heat sink and SuperPipe technology. MSI’s GTX 680 Twin Frozr /OC has 22°C lower temperatures and runs 10.2dB quieter than the reference design, providing the perfect balance of low-noise and great cooling capabilities.

In addition the GTX 680 Twin Frozr /OC also supports MSI’s Afterburner overclocking utility, which enables you to tweak power and clock settings to get even more performance out of your graphics card. Both NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround and 4 display out from a single card are supported ensuring that gamers can enjoy the best entertainment and multitasking experience possible.

Advanced Twin Frozr III Design Runs 22˚C Cooler and 10.2dB Quieter than Reference Design
The MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr/OC features the Twin Frozr III cooling module that has won popular acclaim from media around the world. The proprietary Propeller Blade technology has been patented in multiple countries and features special airflow channels on the edge of the fan blades to increase airflow by 20% compared to conventional designs and reduce noise as well! Under full load, the GPU core of the GTX 680 Twin Frozr/OC graphics card is 22˚C lower than the reference design and operating noise is reduced by 10.2dB. This combination of outright performance and ultra-quiet operation is proof that MSI products can provide gaming enthusiasts with the coolest and quietest user experience!

Support for MSI's Exclusive Afterburner Overclocking Utility
The MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr/OC graphics card supports NVIDIA's GPU Boost technology that allows the core clock to be adjusted on the fly for optimal gaming performance. When used with MSI's exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility, gamers can control the power limit and clock offset for better overclocking capability. The card is also equipped with advanced fans speed control based on GPU temperature. Afterburner supports the free video/audio capturing function Predator and can even use smart phones to control the graphics card in desktop machines. When combined with the Kombustor burn-in testing function, it is an indispensable tool for enthusiasts looking to get the most out of their graphics card.

Support for Single-Card 3D Vision Surround Technology
Apart from supporting the latest DirectX 11 technology, the MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr/OC graphics cards has the ability to enable NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround using three 3D monitors and 3D glasses with just a single card. Gamers will be able to enjoy the spectacular visuals of 3D games and movies. Additionally, support for up to four displays driven by one graphics card allows gamers to make the most of multiple-monitor gaming configurations.
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19 Comments on MSI Launches GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr III OC Graphics Card

#2
hhumas
waiting for the Lightning version .. anyway its good too better than standard ver
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#4
craigo
I can`t bring myself to buy an msi branded card
because they don`t put computer generated females on the boxes for thier gaming products.
that stuff is important
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#5
buggalugs
So MSI enables 2x dual link DVI for this but used 2x single link DVI on the 7970 lightning? I cant believe they didnt have at least one dual link DVI on the 7970 lightning....what a crap decision.
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#6
Grownman
The Twin Frozer is a excellent design. I have a MSI 560TI Twin Frozer II and it is silent under load! Idles at 26C, load is never more than 55C. Room temp ~ 19C.
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#7
mrthanhnguyen
twin frozer III is crap for me i think. I used to have gtx 560ti hawk, but its too hot and the fan is too loud.I heard twin frozer II is better than this crap.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: craigo
I can`t bring myself to buy an msi branded card
because they don`t put computer generated females on the boxes for thier gaming products.
that stuff is important
why dont you stop beating off to pr0n and step outside your parents basement, Plenty of females outside, maybe you might get lucky with one. way better then any 2D experience...In fact you'll probably love it so much you wont return home, get a job earning a modest wage, have a drink with the lads after work then going home and bang the hot nerd chick from accounting.
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#9
craigo
by: FreedomEclipse
why dont you stop beating off to pr0n and step outside your parents basement, Plenty of females outside, maybe you might get lucky with one. way better then any 2D experience...In fact you'll probably love it so much you wont return home, get a job earning a modest wage, have a drink with the lads after work then going home and bang the hot nerd chick from accounting.
Thankyou stranger from the internet!
I have followed your advice and everything you said would happen happened.
If it wasn`t for people like you handing out valuable instruction to strangers on the internet
the world woould be a far less awesome place..
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#10
Fairlady-z
Didn't Guru3D do a review, and it wasn't much of a upgrade of the reference version. Not that is such a bad thing since the reference version is pretty epic if you ask me.
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#11
craigo
by: Fairlady-z
Didn't Guru3D do a review, and it wasn't much of a upgrade of the reference version. Not that is such a bad thing since the reference version is pretty epic if you ask me.
I think the idea behind this card is to make it run alot cooler and quieter than the stock variant
that is a good policy for graphics cards
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#12
badtaylorx
by: FreedomEclipse
why dont you stop beating off to pr0n and step outside your parents basement, Plenty of females outside, maybe you might get lucky with one. way better then any 2D experience...In fact you'll probably love it so much you wont return home, get a job earning a modest wage, have a drink with the lads after work then going home and bang the hot nerd chick from accounting.
says the guy on a tech site @ 9 am...
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#13
treboRR
by: mrthanhnguyen
twin frozer III is crap for me i think. I used to have gtx 560ti hawk, but its too hot and the fan is too loud.I heard twin frozer II is better than this crap.
Twin Frozr III is best to date! All the TF coolers arent made for PP who need silence! It is performance cooler!:slap:
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: badtaylorx
says the guy on a tech site @ 9 am...
actually the time i posted was around 2pm - Im GMT, while you were sleeping, Ive already had breakfast, walked the dog, done my washing & cleaning, read the paper and had my tea. - welcome to the rest of the world
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#15
illli
by: treboRR
Twin Frozr III is best to date! All the TF coolers arent made for PP who need silence! It is performance cooler!:slap:
yes its better than reference, but i'd rather the DirectCU II or just slap an accelero on it.
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#16
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: illli
yes its better than reference, but i'd rather the DirectCU II or just slap an accelero on it.
Given the premium they are going to charge for this card - the Accelero might be a nice option.

Dont forget that the Accelero isnt a dual slot cooler so people who are planning to get 2 of this for SLi might have a problem unless their mobo has 3x 16/8x PCI-E slots so they can space them out a little
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#17
illli
oops i forgot about the fan height
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#18
Animalpak
Who buys a card so should not change that fabulous cooler, better to take a reference design.
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#19
Casecutter
by: Animalpak
better to take a reference design
But there won't be any-none of those Nvidia engineering built units probably ever available. Maybe later like months from now, but $500 dollar cards are for now someone else's pipe dream.


While this is still not available in the USA, and I guess on a $540 price when it does show. I don't care how many AIB's show off their customs. It coming up on a months now and I don't find any in the wild, this is getting mind-numbing. :ohwell:
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