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MSI Reveals N500GTX Series with Twin Frozr II

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 11 comments

Friday MSI announced a new series of graphics cards based on Nvidia's hot new GeForce GTX 570 and 580 GPUs, and the "award-winning" Twin Frozr II thermal design.

Called the N500GTX Twin Frozr II series, the new line promises a reduced noise output by up to 8.4dB (compared to the reference design). The cards also reportedly have cooler operating temperatures by up to 20-degrees Celsius than other GTX 570/580 cards using different cooling solutions.

"By utilizing its engineering expertise, MSI has created the ultimate thermal design," the company said. "The GPU spreader is covered with a large surface area heat sink with a copper base, ensuring the best possible thermal transfer surface. Surrounding components like memory and PWM components are covered by a large unibody metal heat sink."

The company added that excess heat is quickly pulled to a high density aluminum cooling fin assembly by way of its SuperPipe heat pipe technology. Two temperature-controlled 8-cm PWM fans also reduce sound levels by up to 8.4dB while maintaining excellent air flow across the Twin Frozr II thermal design.

In addition to the cooling system, MSI said it incorporated the best components-- such as All-Solid Capacitors—into the series to ensure the best stability and lifespan. "With a rated lifespan of over 10 years under heavy load, All-Solid Capacitors are made to last a graphics cards' lifetime," the company said. "Their excellent characteristics, like lowered Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), ensure higher electrical efficiency and lower operating temperatures, providing the best possible user experience and benefit."

MSI's new N500GTX Twin Frozr II series also comes packed with its proprietary Afterburner overclocking utility for instant adjustment of GPU frequency and voltages. The software also provides users the means to switch between five user-created profiles to meet the current performance or power-saving needs. Users can even monitor the card's hardware in real-time such as temperatures, speeds, voltages and load levels.

MSI didn't provide pricing or availability for the N580GTX or N570GTX, so stay tuned.

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    ares1214 , January 18, 2011 11:17 PM
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    atamarashi , January 18, 2011 11:24 PM
    Good news, but isn't the new card using a Twin Frozr III design? Possibly an oversight during editing...
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    1ni3shi , January 18, 2011 11:41 PM
    you mean GTX 580 righj
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    JohnnyLucky , January 18, 2011 11:57 PM
    Unlike other non-reference designs MSI provided for gpu, vrm, and memory cooling. Might be a winner providing a user has a pc case with excellent ventilation, airflow, and cooling.
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    limpman , January 19, 2011 2:01 AM
    i really love twin froze edition.i'll gonna get gtx 570 twin froze.hope they will release before chinese new year.
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    limpman , January 19, 2011 2:05 AM
    Good news, but isn't the new card using a Twin Frozr III design? Possibly an oversight during editing...

    no they still call it twin frozr II here is the link.
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    jfem , January 19, 2011 4:14 AM
    Pipes looks awesome.
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    dEAne , January 19, 2011 4:59 AM
    Just like the previous MSI graphics cards they are all good value for me. It never failed me.
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    silverthorn , January 19, 2011 11:22 AM
    It sounds great. But when is MSI going to step up and start doing LIFETIME warranties? Until that happens, I will continue to buy nothing but EVGA and XFX graphics cards because of their warranties.
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    wikiwikiwhat , January 19, 2011 7:00 PM
    This makes me want to punch babies. I bought the 470 version 2 months ago. FUDGE!!!!!!!!
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    smeker , January 20, 2011 1:42 PM
    wikiwikiwhatThis makes me want to punch babies. I bought the 470 version 2 months ago. FUDGE!!!!!!!!

    Nooooo, dont punch any babies! :D