MSI Launches Two R6870 Twin Frozr II Cards

"MSI has finally readied its HD 6870 card and as expected, it has equipped the GPU with its proprietary Twin Frozr II technology."

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MSI has finally readied its HD 6870 card and as expected, it has equipped the GPU with its proprietary Twin Frozr II technology. The MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II has been made available in two versions – a regular one and a factory overclocked one. The cards have been obviously dubbed at MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II and MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II/OC.

In terms of features, there is not much to choose between the two versions – both cards will carry the same 1GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit interface as the original AMD reference card. MSI has equipped both cards with its Military Class components and the highly acclaimed Twin Frozr II cooler. MSI’s Twin Frozr II cooling is marked by the two 80mm fans, five SuperPipe heatpipes and the extra large heatsink – a combination that delivers extraordinary cooling. When compared to the reference card, Twin Frozr II keeps the MSI R6870 as much as 19 degree C cooler and also 12.8dB quieter.

For the overclocking enthusiasts, both cards will feature MSI’s exclusive Afterburner utility, which has been specifically designed with an overvoltage function of overclocking ease. And talking of overclocking, MSI has listed the regular R6870 Twin Frozr II with a core clock at 900MHz, while the OC version has been listed with a core clock at 920MHz.

So far, the cards have only been listed on the MSI website; there is no mention of their pricing or availability with retailers.

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17-11-2010, 03:50:24

Hi Guys

My other half is having my GTX 480's, as he brought me the GTX 580's, he has a Gigabyte EX58 UD3R Motherboard, will this board be able to cope with 480's in SLI as it only has 2 x PCI-E lanes for GTX cards, which would mean the to 480's wouldn't have a grap between them.

Thanks in advance


17-11-2010, 04:28:01

Both cards will run @ 16x, apart from heat isssues that may arise unless they are under water you should be good to go.

17-11-2010, 04:32:23

They aren't going to be water cooled......

17-11-2010, 04:49:21

Just be sure to have ample cooling in your case! as they run hotter than the 580

17-11-2010, 05:27:37

IIRC Stepy has this board and he has 3 460s in it. So it should be fine.

17-11-2010, 05:52:52

yep it will be ok u just need to ramp up the fan speed

17-11-2010, 06:44:08

am sure that board he has only has 2 x PCI-E slots

17-11-2010, 07:05:46

As above really, the top one will just get pretty hot where they are right up against each other. If he ever changes his motherboard make sure you have an extra slot between the two main PCIE's next time.

17-11-2010, 08:15:56

The UD3R does have 3 PCIe slots. Slot 3 only runs at 8x though AFAIK. When I added my second 470, temps actually went down a bit even though the cards are sandwiched together.

Btw, mind if I take your other half out some time? 2x 580's! He's either an extremely good catch or he did something wrong! ;)

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