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Nov 29, 2011

MSI Outs Factory Overclocked GTX 560 448 Cores with Twin Frozr III Cooler

With the GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores officially launched, MSI has now introduced its own solution based on this core that uses the company’s proprietary Twin Frozr III cooling system in order to detach itself from the rest of the graphics cards built using this latest Nvidia GPU.

MSI has designed the Twin Frozr III cooler with overclockers in mind and it can offer much better performance than other similar solutions while also producing significantly less noise.

The overall better performance is possible thanks to the use of no less than five copper heapipes (two are 8mm SuperPipes) that drive the GPU heat into a large aluminum heatsink.

On top of the heatsink, MSI has installed two specially designed 80mm PWN fans, which allow for a 20% higher airflow compared to the fans on the Twin Forzr II and generate only 30dB at their maximum speed, according to MSI.

Together with the much improved cooling design, MSI also decided to pair its creation with a redesigned PWM that makes use of 6+1 phases paired with Hi-C and Tantalum capacitors for more precise power delivery.

All these changes have enabled the Taiwanese hardware maker to raise the clocks of its latest creation over those recommended by Nvidia and the graphics card now comes with a 750MHz GPU and 975MHz (3900MHz data rate) memory.

The MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition / OC should be available as we speak and its recommended price tag in Europe is set at 279€.

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores is based on the same GF110 core as the GTX 570 and GTX 580, but it comes with two of the 16 streaming modules included in this GPU disabled.

The rest of the graphics core specs include 56 texture units, 40 ROP units and a 320-bit memory bus connected to 1.25GB of GDDR5 video buffer.


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