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MSI Shows off Transparent TwinFrozr Graphics Card Cooler

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MSI's transparent TwinFrozr cooler has been pictured.

Regular readers will know that MSI just loves teasing us, and as such, it is now teasing yet again. This time around, MSI has given the world an image of a transparent TwinFrozr cooler.

The cooler looks like it'll feature the same basic design as the TwinFrozr IV cooler, but in addition, it will be transparent. Perhaps we'll see some built-in LEDs that light up the whole graphics card, though there was no indication of that.

In the provided image, you can also see that the cooler is taller than the standard TwinFrozr IV cooler, so this design is likely based on the longer and taller SKU.

We have no idea what graphics card(s) the transparent TwinFrozr will be featured on, though it's possible that it will show up on the Radeon R9-290 card, since we're expecting manufacturers to release their custom variants not long from now.

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    PepitoTV , December 9, 2013 3:39 PM
    This isn't a retail cooler, is a prototype MSI uses for testing purposes, further explanation on http://videocardz.com/48339/msi-shows-translucent-prototype-twinfrozr-cooler
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    thechief73 , December 9, 2013 3:59 PM
    ^THIS^ Another 3 days late and 3 dollars short Tom's. That aside, those plastic supports behind the fan just scream to me "Blocked AIR FLOW!" anyways.
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    eldragon0 , December 9, 2013 4:30 PM
    Remember our post of the transparent test cooler last week? Here is the final result for our upcoming R9 290X GAMING which uses our most potent Twin Frozr IV cooler to date, who’s waiting for one of these cool R9 290’s? : https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1460202_663588840329616_491753289_n.jpg

    Come on. You posted an old article after the new information came out, and didn't even include it?
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    lp231 , December 9, 2013 4:45 PM
    Pfff
    The fan blades aren't even transparent.
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    Darklyspectre , December 9, 2013 5:05 PM
    the original post from MSI said it's a PROTOTYPE and not a product. This was like a week or two ago?

    Now like 3-4 days ago MSI showed the finished product which is the MSI 290X which isn't transparant.

    I am completely done with this website. All info is days old hell in this case WEEKS old. and then it's wrong info.

    Tom's hardware the authority on tech? Couldn't be more wrong.
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    Cons29 , December 9, 2013 6:23 PM
    and if that is indeed transparent (final product, let's assume), they better make it removable, otherwise good luck cleaning it. It will have enough dirt to farm on in 2 months
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    lp231 , December 9, 2013 7:23 PM
    none transparent - can't see that much dirt, even though there is lots of dirt.
    transparent - not much dirt, but a little amount of dirt = lots of dirt.
    In the end it will take 2 years to clean out every micron of dirt with a tiny brush, when viewing under a microscope.
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    tbake , December 9, 2013 7:37 PM
    A much better word would be translucent.
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    tbake , December 9, 2013 7:38 PM
    @Darklyspectre

    QQ much ?
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    adimeister , December 9, 2013 9:19 PM
    Just an update on this one. After the prototype (the transparent one), this one is the final product. It's from MSI's website.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=663588840329616&set=a.190232534331918.41259.123693947652444&type=1&theater
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    monsta , December 9, 2013 10:49 PM
    Copy much?
    Looks like EVGA's Kingpin 780ti
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    agnickolov , December 10, 2013 12:46 AM
    Prototype or no, the cover might be transparent, but the copper underneath (the real cooler, e.g. the heat-sink) isn't...
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    yoiulian95 , December 10, 2013 3:14 AM
    hp pavilion dv6500 drivers
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    beardguy , December 10, 2013 5:16 AM
    Against my better judgement I bought an msi card with the twinfrozr cooling. What a mistake! Loud rattling fan right out of the box, what a junker.

    Avoid these cards.
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    fkr , December 10, 2013 8:16 AM
    i bought a 7950 twin frozr for $205 from newegg a couple months back and it has been a really solid card. dead silent compared to my tahiti le and also overclocks and overvolts very well, sorry beardguy about your luck but just RMA it and consider it part of the pleasure of building your own system.