Wednesday, February 20th 2013

MSI Intros Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr Boost Edition OC Graphics Card

MSI updated its Radeon HD 7950 graphics card lineup with a model that features the new HD 7950 Boost Edition ASIC, and the company's workhorse performance-segment VGA cooler, Twin Frozr III. The card features factory-overclocked speeds of 880 MHz core, 960 MHz PowerTune Boost frequency, and 5.00 GHz memory. It features 3 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit wide memory interface. The Twin Frozr III cooler uses a pair of 80 mm PWM-controlled Propeller-blade fans ventilating an aluminum fin stack. The cooler, according to MSI, keeps the GPU up to 10°C cooler, running 13.7 dB quieter than AMD's reference-design cooling solution. Expected this card to be priced around US $330, a variant that sticks to AMD reference clock speeds could be cheaper.
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31 Comments on MSI Intros Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr Boost Edition OC Graphics Card

#2
Mark
Beauty!

these thwin frozer III a simply GORGEOUS !!!!
probably the most Beautiful looking card ever made!!!!
Twin frozer 4 looks kinda gay to be honest
Hope this card can reach and overtake 670
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#3
BigMack70
I'm still wondering where the 7950 PE is
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#4
Darkleoco
by: BigMack70
I'm still wondering where the 7950 PE is
This. Though in all honesty if AMD doesn't release new cards this year I see 7970 lightning's in my future most likely.
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#5
...PACMAN...
So bored with these twin frozr designs, so many different cards all looking pretty much the same. Effective coolers but boring as.
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#6
hellrazor
If we're going to be talking to a rep, may I suggest you learn English?


EDIT: I'm talking about the company as a whole (or your marketing department, if you want to be specific), not you as a person.

EDIT 2: Where'd he go?
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neliz
MSI Rep
by: hellrazor
EDIT 2: Where'd he go?
I deleted the comment. :)

I quoted two peeps above and described my situation:

the old one is "boring", the new one is "gay" how to keep everyone happy?
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#8
d1nky
I don't like the 60's retro look on card tbh! we're meant to be going forward with style and this looks like most the others and tacky (just saying)
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#9
neliz
MSI Rep
by: d1nky
I don't like the 60's retro look on card tbh! we're meant to be going forward with style and this looks like most the others and tacky (just saying)
And that's your right! (I prefer the newer revisions as well), but when I show a Twin Frozr 4 to some other guys they might say they prefer the "older" look of the TFII/TFIII.
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#10
natr0n
I just got an MSI 7870 hawk freaking awesome build quality. It has a Twin Frozr 4 which cools great.
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#12
toxic80
I have already, unfortunately version 6 +6 pin power. There is also with hd7970 PCB 6+8 pin power supply :mad:.
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#13
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Hate to say it, but my reference 6870 runs cooler than my TwinFrozrII 6870. It looks nice and it will cool the GPU well, but it recycles the air back into the case where the reference throws it out the back. +1 for looks, -1 for effectiveness.
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#14
toxic80
by: Aquinus
Hate to say it, but my reference 6870 runs cooler than my TwinFrozrII 6870. It looks nice and it will cool the GPU well, but it recycles the air back into the case where the reference throws it out the back. +1 for looks, -1 for effectiveness.
My MSI hd7950 OC TF III BE does not jump above 61C on full load. Reach 1.2GHz/GPU
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#15
neliz
MSI Rep
by: Aquinus
Hate to say it, but my reference 6870 runs cooler than my TwinFrozrII 6870. It looks nice and it will cool the GPU well, but it recycles the air back into the case where the reference throws it out the back. +1 for looks, -1 for effectiveness.
Both cards running at the same clocks?
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#16
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: neliz
Both cards running at the same clocks?
I had to overclock the reference 6870 to match the TwinFrozr. Voltages are the same as well. This is with same fan speeds and everything. At idle the TwinFrozr is cooler but under load the reference card pulls away like a champ.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing MSI. Both of my 6870s are from MSI. I just don't believe that the TwinFrozrII (I have to correct myself, maybe the 3 and 4 are better,) offers better cooling than reference under load. It may be quieter but for how much louder the reference card is, it moves that much more air and cools it that much better. Only when the fans are set absurdly low (and temps start climbing upwards of 75*C then the TwinFrozr will do better, but with the same exact fan profile, clocks, and voltage, forget it.

Also the more you overclock it, the further the reference card pulls ahead. I think it has to do with how the reference card throws the air out the back.
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#17
neliz
MSI Rep
by: Aquinus
I had to overclock the reference 6870 to match the TwinFrozr. Voltages are the same as well. This is with same fan speeds and everything. At idle the TwinFrozr is cooler but under load the reference card pulls away like a champ.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing MSI. Both of my 6870s are from MSI. I just don't believe that the TwinFrozrII (I have to correct myself, maybe the 3 and 4 are better,) offers better cooling than reference under load. It may be quieter but for how much louder the reference card is, it moves that much more air and cools it that much better. Only when the fans are set absurdly low (and temps start climbing upwards of 75*C then the TwinFrozr will do better, but with the same exact fan profile, clocks, and voltage, forget it.
The reference has a radial fan, they should never have the same fan profile as a Twin Frozr!
I don't think I've seen any reference card that beats a proper Twin Frozr model.
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: neliz
a proper Twin Frozr model.
What's the difference between a proper TwinFrozr and a TwinFrozr that isn't proper?
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#20
hardcore_gamer
by: Aquinus
What's the difference between a proper TwinFrozr and a TwinFrozr that isn't proper?
no true scotsman
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#21
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
by: toxic80
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/ENGTX560_Ti_DCII2DI1GD5/#overview

Everything possible, I had trouble with this board from ASUS, reached 96C @ 900MHz in MSI Kombustor, have put an excessive amount of thermal paste. After I cleaned and put back cooling, everything was perfect.

The same on this MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB OC
I had a similar experience with my 6870 Hawk (temps jumped to near 100C w/fans @100%)- a fresh/proper application of TIM and the card nows runs 10C cooler than when new and the fan profile is much lower :)

The TFIII is a really good cooler imo.... MSI's TIM application on their cards- not so good...
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#24
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Norton
I had a similar experience with my 6870 Hawk (temps jumped to near 100C w/fans @100%)- a fresh/proper application of TIM and the card nows runs 10C cooler than when new and the fan profile is much lower :)

The TFIII is a really good cooler imo.... MSI's TIM application on their cards- not so good...
I noticed that. I had to replace it on the reference 6870 of mine. Maybe the TwinFrozrII is good but the TIM job sucks?
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#25
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
by: Aquinus
I noticed that. I had to replace it on the reference 6870 of mine. Maybe the TwinFrozrII is good but the TIM job sucks?
Worth a shot- the TFIII only uses 4 screws and I had it back in and running in less than 10 minutes. I used some TIM I had leftover from a Spire cooler I bought a while back (didn't want to use AS5) The old TIM looked like dried out toothpaste and they used too much of it :shadedshu
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