MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II Review

Unigine and 3D Mark Vantage

MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II Review

Unigine 0xAA

Straight away we can see how hard this N465GTX rocks. At stock in Unigine it just edges ahead of the reference 465 but when it's overclocked it's a completely different animal, spanking the middleweight champion HD5850.

8xAA

Graphics cards have now become so powerful that Anti-Aliasing is able to be implemented across everything but the basic models and with 8xAA applied in Unigine the N465GTX takes an even larger lead. The HD5850 does start to take a performance hit because we have normal Tesselation applied, but there is no doubt at all who is the King of this particular test. The MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II ending up first and second in our graph.

3D Mark Vantage

Tesselation isn't a factor in Futuremarks 3D Mark Vantage and so we expect to see our results more closely resemble expectations. Sure enough this is the case with the stock GTX465 and the N465GTX at stock speeds. You could barely squeeze a Rizla between them.

When the MSI is spanked a little harder with our overclock it handily beats the otherwise excellent HD5850. Of course the HD5850 has a lot of overclock potential too and here it's run at stock, but nonetheless the results speak for themselves.

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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2010, 08:54:14

alienware
Heavens to megatroid ! What a card !!

In all honesty Tom I was just about to quote your reply and say -

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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

MSI have bolted their brilliant Twin Frozr II cooler to the nVidia GTX465. Does it manage to keep this beast under control?
No.

Amazing stuff by MSI there. This really is quite annoying though because Nvidia should be sorting the cooling out. I can not believe they recycled their 200 series coolers for Fermi. Who'd have thunk MSI could pull off something quite so miraculous with a cooler eh?

NVIDIA I HOPE YOU ARE WATCHING.

Edit. Again enormous thanks to VB for putting this one through the wringer.

Oh and -

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Originally Posted by VB View Post
It is an absolute thing of beauty.
This time around I totally agree. It's gorgeous.Quote

18-08-2010, 12:13:17

silenthill
What a great card the performance level is similar to a 470 and the temp 72 c really nice so another fantastic design from MSI.

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18-08-2010, 12:31:15

tinytomlogan
Even I had to double check and ask Veebs if it was correct, gobsmacked it came out that good tbh.Quote

18-08-2010, 13:24:09

lasher
Cripes .... once a price is released this will be seriously considered!

lets hope the MSI guys don't read this review and stick a hefty price on it.

Nice work chaps, great review as always...

oh btw when it goes back MSI have changed address to

MSI.

attn Mr. Lasher

27 .....

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18-08-2010, 14:37:23

Complex!
What an awesome card! Didn't see that one coming!Quote
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