MSI Launches R6950 Twin Frozr III Graphics Card

MSI Launches R6950 Twin Frozr III Graphics Card

MSI is rarely content to stick with reference designs and prefers to march to the beat of its own drum. This is evidenced yet again with the release of thier R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition graphics card. What makes this card different from all the other Radeon HD 6950 parts is the cooling solution, which MSI claims offers 11C lower temps than reference.


It also comes with triple over-voltage support and a 6+2 phase power system. This, MSI says, will greatly improve overclocking potential. Combined with a cooling apparatus that offers 20 percent more airflow and "handpicked components for best quality," MSI may have a winner on its hands.

No word yet on price or availability. But check back here soon.



MSI Releases the R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition Graphics Card
Propeller Blade Technology & Triple Over-Voltage Support: 11°C Cooler, 13.9dB Quieter,
21%+ performance boost!

(Taipei – Taiwan)Internationally renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI proudly launches the R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition today. The all-new graphics card is not only equipped with the latest Twin Frozr III dual fan cooling module, it also incorporates MSI's exclusive Propeller Blade technology for 20% more airflow than conventional fan blade designs. Under full loads, the GPU core runs 11°C cooler than the reference thermal solution and noise output is up to 13.9 dB lower. The popular PCB architecture from the R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition has been retained as well, with Triple Over-Voltage support and a 6+2 phase power delivery system that ensures overclocking potential and stability, achieving up to 21% more performance than the reference HD 6950*! By meeting the needs for increased cooling efficiency, an enhanced power supply, improved overclocking potential, and constant stability— the R6950 Frozr III Power Edition is undoubtedly the best HD6950 graphics card on the market today.

20% More Airflow with Exclusive Propeller Blade Technology
The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition is equipped with the latest Twin Frozr III dual fan thermal solution. The MSI-exclusive Propeller Blade technology features air channels on the edge of the blades to expand total airflow by up to 20%! The twin 8cm PWM fans, heat pipe technology, large surface-area nickel-plated copper base and high fin density all serve to rapidly draw excess heat away from the graphics card. Under a full load, the R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition GPU runs 11°C cooler than the reference design, and noise emission is reduced by 13.9 dB— validating the superior cooling performance and silent running advantages of the Twin Frozr III.

Since active users may use their graphics cards for a variety of applications, MSI developed the exclusive P/S Switch function for controlling the speed of the fans. The Performance Mode is used to achieve an optimal cooling performance, helping to keep the GPU cool even under high loads. For applications or settings where noiselessness is preferred, the Silent Mode can be utilized as the appropriate mode for gaming or movies, ensuring that fan noise is kept to a minimum while still receiving outstanding cooling performance.

21% More Performance than Reference Board with Triple Overvoltage and 6+2 Phase Power System
The R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition graphics card retains the architecture of its predecessor, the R6850 Cyclone Power Edition. In addition, Triple Overvoltage is implemented to greatly improve overclockability by allowing users to utilize the popular MSI –Exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility to adjust the GPU-Memory-VDDCI voltage. To achieve maximum performance, the 6+2 Phase Power System design delivers 37% more power than the reference design for stability at high loads. Under overclocking, the R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition offers up to 21% more performance than the reference card!

Handpicked Components for the Best Quality
MSI's Military Class graphic cards became the favorite with enthusiasts that associate military-grade components with superior quality and stability. To get closer to perfecting board design, MSI has now introduced the next-generation Military Class II Components, including the Tantalum Core Hi-C capacitor that lasts 8 times longer, SFC capacitors that deliver 30% more power, and Solid Cap capacitors that get up to 10 years of service life. All combined, together they ensure superior graphics card quality and stability.

 

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It's nice they got Twin Frozr III onto the market, can't wait to see how it'll perform.

On the other hand, where are our new Lightning cards?

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Yep, as Taylor said it... i'm curious to see how frozr performs in real world scenarios.... 20% more air flow and 11 deg's cooler is quite the statement

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reviews please...

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Review is coming up in a few hours, actualy. We're the only publication in the US that has a card as far as I know.

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Wow.... Sweeeet!! looking forward to it!

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"We're the only publication in the US that has a card as far as I know."

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Ha-Ha! how did you pull that off?

I now have two MSI cards with the twin Frozr cooling on them and both of them are running nice and cool. One is a low end card and the other is a GTX-560Ti. I like them.

I could see how they may be a problem for someone with insufficient air flow in their case, seeing as though by design, they don't force all of the heat they produce out of the enclosure, but I'm anal about extra fans and airflow.

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ah yes but can we unlock the shaders????

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dodgers I'm hoping but I'm not entirely counting on it. I'm guessing that the BIOS will be custom due to the slightly modified nature of the PCB.

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depending on the review, i may just buy this card.

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the review here is sure to be anticipated

an HH exclusive ! even better !

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This is one sweet graphics card id love to get my hand on... PLUS the whole reason my card failed on me is that it over heated so it would be nice if i knew it wont happen again :)

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