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Jul 31, 2012

MSI 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr Video Cards

Well-known motherboard and notebook manufacturer, Taiwanese company MSI has just introduced two new GTX 680 video cards on its official website. The new models feature Nvidia’s Kepler GPU and double the usual memory quantity.

Therefore, MSI’s new graphics adapters will be able to run high-quality games in very high resolutions with higher frame rates. The new cards use MSI’s popular Twin Frozr cooling system that comes with five heatpipes, out of which two are 8-millimeter wide, which brings much better cooling performance. The heatsink is cooled by two 80-millimeter fans that have a special propeller design claimed to offer better airflow and lower noise. The cards are called MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 4GD5/OC and MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 4GD5. Both use solid capacitors, but the OC model has the GPU clock raised to 1058 MHz with a 1124 MHz boost, while the rest of the clocks remain the same as on the reference design from Nvidia.

The non-OC version works at the usual reference 1006 Mhz with the 1058 MHz boost. The memory is clocked the same on both cards, at 6008 MHz effective. The 4 GB of GDDR5 memory works through a 256-bit BUS and both cards come with the same back panel outputs. The output connectors are a Dual-link DVI-I port, a Dual-link DVI-D connector, a DisplayPort and a HDMI connector. The cooling fans are controlled by PWM and the company claims that the noise generation is 10.2 dB lower when compared with the reference design. Considering that the reference design is not exactly what we’d call quiet, we would have like to see MSI use 90-millimeter fans rotating at lower speeds.

MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 4GD5/OC
Images credits to MSI


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