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Thursday, 25 November 2010 14:03

MSI officially announces its HD 6870 Twin Frozr II

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Two versions coming


MSI has officially announced its HD 6870 card and it looks like it will be available in two versions, the R6870 Twin Frozr II and the R6870 Twin Frozr II/OC.

Both cards are pretty much the same as they come with 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The cards feature overvoltage function for the GPU via MSI's Afterburner utility, "Military Class components" and MSI's own Twin Frozr II cooler. The cooler comes with two 80mm fans paired up with a rather large heatsink and five SuperPipe heatpipes. According to MSI, this is enough to make the card 19°C cooler and 12.8dB quieter when compared to reference cooled cards.

According to the official specs over at MSI's website, the OC version works at 920MHz for the GPU and 4200MHz for the memory while the plain, non-OC version ended up clocked at 900/4200MHz.

Unfortunately, these cards are yet to show up in retail/e-tail so we are not sure about the price difference, but non-OC sound pretty good considering the fact that it will most likely be able to achieve OC clocks.

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+14 #1 FoxMontage 2010-11-25 18:12
Is it just me, or does every Twin Frozr card look exactly the same?
 
 
+5 #2 Decembermouse 2010-11-25 18:49
It makes sense... the Twin Frozr is the same HSF no matter what card they put it on, and it's not even like Nvidia and ATi cards are different shapes anyway. They're just rectangular PCB's; it's hard to tell the difference without a closer look at the layout of power and memory circuitry, and/or logos printed on the card. The fact that the Twin Frozr is what they want to advertise means they show the front of the actual card, which is of course covered by said HSF... which is the same for basically every card it goes on. Much like every Toyota Corolla has the same body kit no matter what engine / transmission you get.
 
 
+8 #3 arclight 2010-11-25 19:40
Hell, it's about time.
 
 
+6 #4 MichaelTurbo 2010-11-26 02:09
Two exclamation marks for "quieter" on the box.

I hate exclamation marks!
 
 
+3 #5 loadwick 2010-11-27 14:13
Quoting MichaelTurbo:
Two exclamation marks for "quieter" on the box.

I hate exclamation marks!





I know what you mean!! Its so irritating!!!
 
 
0 #6 loadwick 2010-11-27 14:24
It is about time that some custom cards were on sale. I don't understand why AMD won't let manufacturers make these from the start.

I will only ever buy a custom card as they are quieter, cooler and overclock better. But AMD only like you buying their sh1t reference coolers for the first few months by which time the cards feel old and something else is about to come out so i always wait and see what that is like. In this case its the GTX-560.

In short AMD lost a sale as they don't like non-reference coolers!
 
 
0 #7 DJDestiny 2010-11-29 08:28
Quoting loadwick:
It is about time that some custom cards were on sale. I don't understand why AMD won't let manufacturers make these from the start.

I will only ever buy a custom card as they are quieter, cooler and overclock better. But AMD only like you buying their sh1t reference coolers for the first few months by which time the cards feel old and something else is about to come out so i always wait and see what that is like. In this case its the GTX-560.

In short AMD lost a sale as they don't like non-reference coolers!


More like manufacturers were slow in testing their combo .
 

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