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22 August 2013
Brushed lavishly in slick red race car style lines, with two menacing fans cutting through air as all the mechanics work seamlessly together like a mouse tiptoeing across a bench top late at night after a block of cheese. Why - hello there, MSI GTX 780 Twin Frozr Gaming.
Hey, this is Jeremy from SYF GAMING, and today we're looking at the new MSI GTX 780 3GB Twin Frozr Gaming OC Edition. I'm super excited to see how the new monster on the block handles things, so without further ado let's kick things off!
MSI for a few years now has been really pushing the envelope with cooling performance from their line of Twin Frozr graphic cards. The Twin Frozr cooled cards keep system levels cool, quiet and efficient - and in doing so, adds a good bit of value to an already delicious package. NVIDIA recently released their latest generation of cards (the 7XX series) - the GTX 780 falls at the upper echelon of the performance chart. As the general trend with graphic cards go, the more muscle and brawn a card has - the better cooling and power they need.
Design and hardware:
Sliding the MSI GTX 780 Twin Frozr Gaming out of its box reveals a tremendously svelte looking graphic card. The cooler is devised of a solid jet black finish, with a slick red line of lacing around the top that adds a delicate flare to the whole thing. The rear of the cooler comes to an almost aircraft like set of ridges, underneath lies the heat piping and spread system. Smack bang in the centre of it all are two powerful 95mm fans. They're large, but not overly imposing - and come dressed in style with the same fashionable red and black coating. The superb thing about having the bigger fans is that the card is able to run cooler and quieter than most. In turn, this is truly delightful on the ears - and should also help extend the overall GPU working lifecycle.
Because the coolers crafted from strong plastics, the actual weight of the GTX 780 Twin Frozr comes in a few hundred grams lighter than the stock variant (786g vs 946g). The physical sizing of the card is pleasing, with the PCB coming it at nearly 27cm in length (266x129x38mm) - which means it should be able to fit with ease into almost any mid-tower sized case or above.
When you've got 3GB's of of VRAM to play with - you know you're going to have some fun. The card comes overclocked out of the box for you, and is ready for action with a base 954MHz core clock.
On the input panel of the card, we're met kindly by 4 ports. 1 standard HDMI input, a display port, and two DVI inputs (DVI-I and DVI-D) - and even if for some reason in this day and age your monitor doesn't support one of these inputs, inside the box is a DVI to VGA. The GTX 780 Twin Frozr is crafted extremely well - the boards strong and rigid, and comes packaged neatly - cushioned by many inches of protective foam.Add a comment