MSI Puts the Chill on Select ATI 5800 Series Graphics Cards

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News Posted: Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:30 AM
MSI 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 Technology
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 market!

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
As for 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.

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JoelB replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:55 AM

I thought they had a 5770 with a similar style cooler as well... ah, yes, here it is:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490&cm_re=5770-_-14-127-490-_-Product

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Yeah they have a 5830 cooler much like it as well. I wonder if these make less noise than a normal cooler since the fans would not have to spin as fast. I am still sitting on my tax return wondering which GPU to pick up. Big Smile

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RyuGTX replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 3:59 PM

Looks nice, but I'm really waiting for Asus to release their ROG 5870 card. With the limited info we got so far, my first impression of the two is that the MSI one will cool a lot better. The Asus one just looks really cool and is claimed to sport 2GB of RAM.

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Well I see a problem. It's the card itself. I think MSI needs to deliver this product, but on a GPU system that has been re-manufactured to be 30% more efficient. That's a substantial decrease in heat, and if this current rig can sink the charts by 12C's, then we're talking up to a potential loss of heat by 25C on average. 

But overall I think these "Super" cards are a pretty "super" idea. 

/fail at pun

By the way, I hope I'm right in saying that the "Super" and blue coloring is a reference to Superman or something. The only reason I ponder this is because the text on that package is actually the Batman Forever font. I know, I have it and use it frequently. 

Personally though, nothing beats the Terminator Text. 

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RyuGTX replied on Wed, Mar 24 2010 2:28 AM

Marius Malek:

Well I see a problem. It's the card itself. I think MSI needs to deliver this product, but on a GPU system that has been re-manufactured to be 30% more efficient. That's a substantial decrease in heat, and if this current rig can sink the charts by 12C's, then we're talking up to a potential loss of heat by 25C on average. 

But overall I think these "Super" cards are a pretty "super" idea. 

/fail at pun

By the way, I hope I'm right in saying that the "Super" and blue coloring is a reference to Superman or something. The only reason I ponder this is because the text on that package is actually the Batman Forever font. I know, I have it and use it frequently. 

Personally though, nothing beats the Terminator Text. 

 

What card do you suggest that MSI do it on then? I don't think MSI has much of a choice because they can only work with what ATI produces.

 

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Does that say twin Fonz? AAEEEEHH!

I'm a huge fan of ATI's. And I must say this one definitely has some huge fans!

First thing I learned about these new ATI's, is that you can change the speed rate of the fans by changing one simple little file! which then can increase or decrease the fan speed and help with case noise and overheat.

Although with two huge fans like this, I don't believe that is going to be a problem.

I just wonder how these things are going to be able to output 3D HT? well maybe next year they will start to address that issue, and then everyone will get buyers remorse because they didn't wait.

Though all in all, this looks to be a very sweet card. To bad they cant cross design these things to operate as workstation cards as well?

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