today announced the launch of its R5870 and R5850 videocards in Twin Frozr II trim. What does that mean? Superior cooling performance, according to MSI, who claims that its specially cooled cards run up to 12C lower than ATI's
reference cooling assembly.
In order to lower temps by double digits, the Twin Frozr II cooler comes constructed with a pair of "super big" 8cm PWM fans. Combined with dual 8mm "SuperPipe Technology" and "super-dense" fins (do we detect a theme?), MSI says its Twin Frozr II cards remove more heat while simultaneously running quieter than stock cooled cards.
It's not all about the cooling, either. MSI says its Twin Frozr II series come equipped with "military class components," which includes Hi-c capacitors the company says last 8 times longer than regular caps and reduces the high frequency noise that comes from overclocking or high loads. Dare we say that sounds (wait for it...) super
No word yet on price or availability.
MSI Launches R5870/R5850 Twin Frozr II Graphics Card[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world-leading manufacturer of mainboards and graphics
cards, today launched the R5870/R5850 Twin Frozr II, the latest in the Twin
Frozr series of graphics display adaptors designed for outstanding cooling
performance that have won praise from the media. In addition to the latest
technologies such as ATI Stream, Eyefinity and DX11, which are supported by the
standard ATI Radeon HD5870 and HD5850 GPUs, the new models have also inherited
MSI's technical excellence in thermal design. Not only are R5870/R5850 Twin
Frozr II equipped with military class components where it matters the most, the
new models have also adopted a powerful cooling device designed for Twin Frozr
II – dual 8-cm PWM fans and dual 8-mm SuperPipe technology for an even more
outstanding thermal design, all the while maintaining low-noise performance
during operation. These are products that should not be missed by consumers who
value both performance and silence.
Super big 8-cm Dual Fans with PWM and Dual 8-mm SuperPipe
Compared with ordinary single-fan designs, the
all-new MSI R5870/R5850 Twin Frozr II has adopted the huge 8-cm PWM fans to
double the airflow during operation. It can also remove the generated heat more
quickly while reducing the operational noise with its auto-load speed detection
capability. In addition, Twin Frozr II's special super-dense fin and dual 8-mm
SuperPipe technology are able to accelerate heat dispersion and to maintain the
stability of the system. Therefore in an actual full-speed test, they can lower
the temperature by up to 12°C more than reference products available on the
Military Class Components Super-long
Lifetime Capacitor and Noiseless Inductors
In addition to the
unique thermal design, the MSI R5870/R5850 Twin Frozr II have adopted ultra-high
quality military class components, including Hi-c CAP capacitors, and boasts an
8 times lifespan that of solid-state capacitors. It also effectively reduces the
high-frequency noise due to overclocking or high-load operation. The Solid State
Choke design that the models are equipped with and the Solid CAP capacitors with
10-year working life are able to effectively reduce crashes or delays due to
overheating of the hardware in long-term operation, providing an excellent and
stable system performance.
Exclusive Afterburner Overclocking Software Supports GPU Voltage
Adjustment and Advanced Fan Speed Adjustment Design
software, the MSI R5870/R5850 Twin Frozr II also supports MSI Afterburner
overclocking software, which is designed specifically for advanced power users.
It supports the over voltage function of GPU and has a superior overclocking
performance, bringing a more convenient overclocking experience to overclockers.
The advanced fan speed control feature can be customized. The fan's speed can be
adjusted in real time according to the core temperature, thus effectively
reducing the heat and noise generated by high-frequency operation.