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Should I buy MSI or ZOTAC GTX 760 graphics card?

I found a good deal for a NVidia GTX 760 graphics card.
There are two brands available for now:
GTX 760 ZOTAC AMP Edition
GTX 760 MSI TwinFrozr Gaming OC Edition

They cost almost the same. (The ZOTAC costs a bit more)
They offer similar performance. (The ZOTAC is 2% better on average)

The MSI card comes with a 3 year warranty
The ZOTAC card comes with a 2 year warranty from supplier with additional 3 years after registering with Zotac. So a 5 year warranty.

Which one should I buy?

I googled for info about MSI & ZOTAC. The MSI brand seems to be popular among the western countries (and almost everywhere). I haven't found any bad comments about ZOTAC. Many users of ZOTAC seem to be satisfied with it. But the total number of ZOTAC users seem to be lesser than MSI users. So i don't have a clue of which one to choose.

Is MSI a reliable brand over ZOTAC?
Any ZOTAC users here? Whats your experience with ZOTAC?


Thanks in advance.
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  1. I think you are fine buying any one of them. Both are good brands, so its your personal choice. You may buy whichever one you prefer.
  2. where do u live?
  3. MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.
  4. abuzz said:
    where do u live?


    India
  5. ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?
  6. Best answer
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?


    There's probably no real difference between them. However, MSI uses certified components. It's also a more reputable brand. There are plenty of MSI 760 reviews on the net, all of them positive, but I haven't read a single Zotac review (not that there wouldn't be any). What the reviews show for a fact is that the MSI TwinFrozr cooler is the quietest 760 cooler there is, in addition to the Asus DirectCU II. Zotac might be just as quiet, but I haven't seen a comparison.
  7. ekseli said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?


    There's probably no real difference between them. However, MSI uses certified components. It's also a more reputable brand. There are plenty of MSI 760 reviews on the net, all of them positive, but I haven't read a single Zotac review (not that there wouldn't be any). What the reviews show for a fact is that the MSI TwinFrozr cooler is the quietest 760 cooler there is, in addition to the Asus DirectCU II. Zotac might be just as quiet, but I haven't seen a comparison.


    So the MSI card would last longer?
    I'm just a little worried about the warranty (3 years vs 5 years). But if MSI card is more reliable, I will buy it.
    BTW the MSI card seems to be out of stock right now. I'll have to wait a couple of days.
    My main concern is the durability of the card. But judging from what I have heard so far, I think I would go with MSI.

    My specs:
    Intel i5-2320 3.0 GHz CPU
    8GB DDR3 1333 MHz Transcend RAM (4GB x 2)
    Intel DH67BL Motherboard
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 GPU
    Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
    PSU: Zebronics ZEB-450W(T-SATA-PLUS)

    I'm gonna upgrade my PSU at the same time. I'm gonna buy this: Seasonic S12II 620 Watts

    The processor won't be a major bottleneck, right? (30+ FPS is enough for me)

    BTW, I'm using a computer case from iball, not sure about the model. Should I be worried about the cooling when I upgrade my GPU?
    So far, all components seem to run at optimal temperatures. It should be fine, right?
  8. Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?


    There's probably no real difference between them. However, MSI uses certified components. It's also a more reputable brand. There are plenty of MSI 760 reviews on the net, all of them positive, but I haven't read a single Zotac review (not that there wouldn't be any). What the reviews show for a fact is that the MSI TwinFrozr cooler is the quietest 760 cooler there is, in addition to the Asus DirectCU II. Zotac might be just as quiet, but I haven't seen a comparison.


    So the MSI card would last longer?
    I'm just a little worried about the warranty (3 years vs 5 years). But if MSI card is more reliable, I will buy it.
    BTW the MSI card seems to be out of stock right now. I'll have to wait a couple of days.
    My main concern is the durability of the card. But judging from what I have heard so far, I think I would go with MSI.

    My specs:
    Intel i5-2320 3.0 GHz CPU
    8GB DDR3 Transcend RAM (4GB x 2)
    Intel DH67BL Motherboard
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 GPU
    Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
    PSU: Zebronics ZEB-450W(T-SATA-PLUS)

    I'm gonna upgrade my PSU at the same time. I'm gonna buy this: Seasonic S12II 620 Watts

    The processor won't be a major bottleneck, right? (30+ FPS is enough for me)

    BTW, I'm using a computer case from iball, not sure about the model. Should I be worried about the cooling when I upgrade my GPU?
    So far, all components seem to run at optimal temperatures. Should I upgrade the case as well?





    in which resolution you are playing?
    go with MSI its got some excellent cooling stuffs!. and buy a new PSU along with GPU.
    can you please mentioned your exact case model?
  9. Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?


    There's probably no real difference between them. However, MSI uses certified components. It's also a more reputable brand. There are plenty of MSI 760 reviews on the net, all of them positive, but I haven't read a single Zotac review (not that there wouldn't be any). What the reviews show for a fact is that the MSI TwinFrozr cooler is the quietest 760 cooler there is, in addition to the Asus DirectCU II. Zotac might be just as quiet, but I haven't seen a comparison.


    So the MSI card would last longer?
    I'm just a little worried about the warranty (3 years vs 5 years). But if MSI card is more reliable, I will buy it.
    BTW the MSI card seems to be out of stock right now. I'll have to wait a couple of days.
    My main concern is the durability of the card. But judging from what I have heard so far, I think I would go with MSI.


    They will both last you for 5 years if you don't abuse them. They are highly unlikely to fail in regular use if there's no manufacturing error, and if there is, you'll notice it during the warranty period.

    That said, MSI uses components certified to military specifications. Though it's mostly a PR stunt (reputable-brand cards failing due to poor parts is rare these days) it does mean the components should endure conditions far beyond any that would occur in ordinary desktop use.

    Apart from that, MSI has one of the best, if not the best, cooler on its GTX 760. It's quiet and it keeps the temps down without allowing the card to throttle due to excess heat even under extreme stress.
  10. abuzz said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?


    There's probably no real difference between them. However, MSI uses certified components. It's also a more reputable brand. There are plenty of MSI 760 reviews on the net, all of them positive, but I haven't read a single Zotac review (not that there wouldn't be any). What the reviews show for a fact is that the MSI TwinFrozr cooler is the quietest 760 cooler there is, in addition to the Asus DirectCU II. Zotac might be just as quiet, but I haven't seen a comparison.


    So the MSI card would last longer?
    I'm just a little worried about the warranty (3 years vs 5 years). But if MSI card is more reliable, I will buy it.
    BTW the MSI card seems to be out of stock right now. I'll have to wait a couple of days.
    My main concern is the durability of the card. But judging from what I have heard so far, I think I would go with MSI.

    My specs:
    Intel i5-2320 3.0 GHz CPU
    8GB DDR3 Transcend RAM (4GB x 2)
    Intel DH67BL Motherboard
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 GPU
    Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
    PSU: Zebronics ZEB-450W(T-SATA-PLUS)

    I'm gonna upgrade my PSU at the same time. I'm gonna buy this: Seasonic S12II 620 Watts

    The processor won't be a major bottleneck, right? (30+ FPS is enough for me)

    BTW, I'm using a computer case from iball, not sure about the model. Should I be worried about the cooling when I upgrade my GPU?
    So far, all components seem to run at optimal temperatures. Should I upgrade the case as well?





    in which resolution you are playing?
    go with MSI its got some excellent cooling stuffs!. and buy a new PSU along with GPU.
    can you please mentioned your exact case model?


    I have a Samsung S22B370 21.5 inch monitor (Native resolution: 1080P)
    My 6670 card can handle only upto 720p @ low settings in newer games (like Bioshock infinite) to get playable frame rates (30+ FPS)
    So i thought that this would be a good time to upgrade.
    I want playable frames at max resolution & settings (I will turn off motion blur, turn down AA & shadows if I have to) in upcoming games like Battlefield 4.
    The GTX 760 cards i mentioned above perform like a GTX 670. So they are worth the price.
  11. The 760 has the best value for money of any GPU out now, so it's a very good choice.

    Of the different models available I'd get either the MSI TwinFrozr Gaming or Asus DirectCU II. Both come with modest factory overclocks and they are very quiet and cool.
  12. ekseli said:
    The 760 has the best value for money of any GPU out now, so it's a very good choice.

    Of the different models available I'd get either the MSI TwinFrozr Gaming or Asus DirectCU II. Both come with modest factory overclocks and they are very quiet and cool.

    The Asus version is not availabe here. So I guess I'll have to wait for the MSI card.
  13. buy msi Crypto its is very nice my frd has a zotac gtx560 it temp always too high goes 90c to110c while playing

    my R7850 always @ 29c-24c e@ idel load (I Am from Delhi) And 55-75c While Playing Crysis3 @ Ultra setting and Many more

    Zotac Having Bad Overclock @ all but Gives A Stable Gpu

    If you Are a Overclocker Also buy msi
  14. Himanshu Balayan said:
    buy msi Crypto its is very nice my frd has a zotac gtx560 it temp always too high goes 90c to110c while playing

    my R7850 always @ 29c-24c e@ idel load (I Am from Delhi) And 55-75c While Playing Crysis3 @ Ultra setting and Many more

    Zotac Having Bad Overclock @ all but Gives A Stable Gpu

    If you Are a Overclocker Also buy msi

    Thank you for the info.
    The MSI card is out of stock at Flipkart right now. So, I have to wait for it.
    I don't plan to overclock the card.
    I have a cabinet from iBall (I'm not sure about the model). Its similar to this one: http://www.iball.co.in/Product/i8298/299
    Do you think that it's enough to provide sufficient cooling?
  15. Anonymous said:
    abuzz said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?


    There's probably no real difference between them. However, MSI uses certified components. It's also a more reputable brand. There are plenty of MSI 760 reviews on the net, all of them positive, but I haven't read a single Zotac review (not that there wouldn't be any). What the reviews show for a fact is that the MSI TwinFrozr cooler is the quietest 760 cooler there is, in addition to the Asus DirectCU II. Zotac might be just as quiet, but I haven't seen a comparison.


    So the MSI card would last longer?
    I'm just a little worried about the warranty (3 years vs 5 years). But if MSI card is more reliable, I will buy it.
    BTW the MSI card seems to be out of stock right now. I'll have to wait a couple of days.
    My main concern is the durability of the card. But judging from what I have heard so far, I think I would go with MSI.

    My specs:
    Intel i5-2320 3.0 GHz CPU
    8GB DDR3 Transcend RAM (4GB x 2)
    Intel DH67BL Motherboard
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 GPU
    Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
    PSU: Zebronics ZEB-450W(T-SATA-PLUS)

    I'm gonna upgrade my PSU at the same time. I'm gonna buy this: Seasonic S12II 620 Watts

    The processor won't be a major bottleneck, right? (30+ FPS is enough for me)

    BTW, I'm using a computer case from iball, not sure about the model. Should I be worried about the cooling when I upgrade my GPU?
    So far, all components seem to run at optimal temperatures. Should I upgrade the case as well?





    in which resolution you are playing?
    go with MSI its got some excellent cooling stuffs!. and buy a new PSU along with GPU.
    can you please mentioned your exact case model?


    I have a Samsung S22B370 21.5 inch monitor (Native resolution: 1080P)
    My 6670 card can handle only upto 720p @ low settings in newer games (like Bioshock infinite) to get playable frame rates (30+ FPS)
    So i thought that this would be a good time to upgrade.
    I want playable frames at max resolution & settings (I will turn off motion blur, turn down AA & shadows if I have to) in upcoming games like Battlefield 4.
    The GTX 760 cards i mentioned above perform like a GTX 670. So they are worth the price.


    Anonymous said:
    Himanshu Balayan said:
    buy msi Crypto its is very nice my frd has a zotac gtx560 it temp always too high goes 90c to110c while playing

    my R7850 always @ 29c-24c e@ idel load (I Am from Delhi) And 55-75c While Playing Crysis3 @ Ultra setting and Many more

    Zotac Having Bad Overclock @ all but Gives A Stable Gpu

    If you Are a Overclocker Also buy msi

    Thank you for the info.
    The MSI card is out of stock at Flipkart right now. So, I have to wait for it.


    go with this:
    http://mdcomputers.in/2168-asus-graphics-card-gtX-760-dc-ii-oc-edition?filter_name=760
  16. abuzz said:
    Anonymous said:
    abuzz said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    Anonymous said:
    ekseli said:
    MSI has a great cooler that is very quiet. Don't know about Zotac.


    I have heard that MSI is good at cooling.
    But I also heard that the ZOTAC AMP Edition cards are good at cooling as well. But i never found a comparison between them. So I'm confused. I want my graphics card to last for 5 years. I'm going to choose the one which is the most durable among them. But I don't know whether or not MSI is more durable than ZOTAC.
    Is MSI more reliable?


    There's probably no real difference between them. However, MSI uses certified components. It's also a more reputable brand. There are plenty of MSI 760 reviews on the net, all of them positive, but I haven't read a single Zotac review (not that there wouldn't be any). What the reviews show for a fact is that the MSI TwinFrozr cooler is the quietest 760 cooler there is, in addition to the Asus DirectCU II. Zotac might be just as quiet, but I haven't seen a comparison.


    So the MSI card would last longer?
    I'm just a little worried about the warranty (3 years vs 5 years). But if MSI card is more reliable, I will buy it.
    BTW the MSI card seems to be out of stock right now. I'll have to wait a couple of days.
    My main concern is the durability of the card. But judging from what I have heard so far, I think I would go with MSI.

    My specs:
    Intel i5-2320 3.0 GHz CPU
    8GB DDR3 Transcend RAM (4GB x 2)
    Intel DH67BL Motherboard
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 GPU
    Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
    PSU: Zebronics ZEB-450W(T-SATA-PLUS)

    I'm gonna upgrade my PSU at the same time. I'm gonna buy this: Seasonic S12II 620 Watts

    The processor won't be a major bottleneck, right? (30+ FPS is enough for me)

    BTW, I'm using a computer case from iball, not sure about the model. Should I be worried about the cooling when I upgrade my GPU?
    So far, all components seem to run at optimal temperatures. Should I upgrade the case as well?





    in which resolution you are playing?
    go with MSI its got some excellent cooling stuffs!. and buy a new PSU along with GPU.
    can you please mentioned your exact case model?


    I have a Samsung S22B370 21.5 inch monitor (Native resolution: 1080P)
    My 6670 card can handle only upto 720p @ low settings in newer games (like Bioshock infinite) to get playable frame rates (30+ FPS)
    So i thought that this would be a good time to upgrade.
    I want playable frames at max resolution & settings (I will turn off motion blur, turn down AA & shadows if I have to) in upcoming games like Battlefield 4.
    The GTX 760 cards i mentioned above perform like a GTX 670. So they are worth the price.


    Anonymous said:
    Himanshu Balayan said:
    buy msi Crypto its is very nice my frd has a zotac gtx560 it temp always too high goes 90c to110c while playing

    my R7850 always @ 29c-24c e@ idel load (I Am from Delhi) And 55-75c While Playing Crysis3 @ Ultra setting and Many more

    Zotac Having Bad Overclock @ all but Gives A Stable Gpu

    If you Are a Overclocker Also buy msi

    Thank you for the info.
    The MSI card is out of stock at Flipkart right now. So, I have to wait for it.


    go with this:
    http://mdcomputers.in/2168-asus-graphics-card-gtX-760-dc-ii-oc-edition?filter_name=760

    Thank you abuzz. But I'm not familiar with that site & the card costs a bit more though it performs almost the same as the reference card which is available for Rs.21,000. The MSI & ZOTAC cards I mentioned above perform on par with a GTX 670 & they cost a bit less than the ASUS version. So they give me better bang for the buck.
    And heres the dimensions of my cabinet: 15.8 x 6.8 x 16.6 inches (H x W x D)
    It looks similar to this one: http://www.iball.co.in/Product/i8298/299
    They both share the same features & size. But they look slightly different on the front. Mine just doesn't have the vertical stripes pattern on the front & the area around the power button is flat. The other features (inside the case) are the same.
    In fact, both of them might be the same model (with slight variations in outer design). I found that the GTX 760 is around 10 inches long. So I guess that the card would fit in. But what about the cooling? Do you think that it's enough?
    BTW I won't overclock.
  17. I got the MSI card today. Its really good for its price.
    Thank you guys.
  18. Anonymous said:
    I got the MSI card today. Its really good for its price.
    Thank you guys.


    congratulations !

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