MSI GTX970 Gaming Review

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.

MSI GTX970 Gaming Review     MSI GTX970 Gaming Review  

MSI GTX970 Gaming Review     MSI GTX970 Gaming Review  

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. 

MSI GTX970 Gaming Review     MSI GTX970 Gaming Review