MSI GTX970 Gaming Review

Twin Frozr V

MSI GTX970 Gaming Review

Twin Frozr V

It might sound obvious but with any cooler it's important to make sure it cools. We've seen too many offerings that focussed upon the aesthetic rather than the performance, or the other way around. The Twin Frozr coolers from MSI have always been beacons of brilliance, looking great and performing well.

For the Twin Frozr V there have been some big changes, mainly to the fan design and way the card controls them.

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By being able to control the fans independently, whether you leave the card to do it or do it yourself, the noise level should be dramatically reduced as the fan only spins up to cool the area of the card that's getting toasty. Combining that with a clever fan design aimed at giving the most air pressure and some very tasty heat-pipes should keep the Twin Frozr V in the same high bracket as its predecessors.

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If the GTX970 manages to hit the temperatures claimed by MSI then it will definitely be one of the coolest cards we've tested, certainly in the air-only bracket. As we saw on the previous page the GTX970 is slightly thinner than a standard dual-slot cooler, which can only be beneficial. 

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Most Recent Comments

19-09-2014, 00:47:13

Wraith
Bloody impressive stuff Guv, Maxwell seems to have been worth the wait, the OC results have staggered me.. I really can't wait now to see what the GTX 980 Ti is capable of.Quote

19-09-2014, 01:42:02

WYP
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Bloody impressive stuff Guv, Maxwell seems to have been worth the wait, the OC results have staggered me.. I really can't wait now to see what the GTX 980 Ti is capable of.
The GPU core used in the GTX 980 is the full core, so do not expect a 980Ti (at least with any extra CUDA cores).

I see a Titan 2 in 2015, but that's just a hunch. I guess we will see.Quote

19-09-2014, 04:31:56

WillSK
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
The GPU core used in the GTX 980 is the full core, so do not expect a 980Ti (at least with any extra CUDA cores).

I see a Titan 2 in 2015, but that's just a hunch. I guess we will see.
I actually hope they don't carry on with a top of the range "Ti"

My personal opinion was that the previous positioning was better. To me a Ti card was always a mid high end card with that Extra "Oomph"

I think the "Titan" branding is far more suited to high end

Just my 2 cents.

P.S This card looks awesome Quote

19-09-2014, 06:55:46

Cru
970 is the real winner of this release. f'ing amazingQuote

19-09-2014, 07:57:00

piezor
Love the look of this card. Cooler looks tall though. Will this fit in a corsair 240 air case. Got one coming at the end of the month so don't have it to measure myself yet :-(Quote
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