MSI GTX680 Twin Frozr 3 OC Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI GTX680 Twin Frozr 3 OC  


So far we've seen a couple of modified GTX680s, from Gigabyte and Zotac, that have shown how much performance can be gained from the Kepler core when you tweak it a little. 

Knowing that the heat isn't too much of an issue the coolers have been geared towards silence rather than providing particularly frosty temperatures, although they have done that too.

So with a couple of cards in the books it's time to take a look at the next model from MSI equipped with their excellent Twin Frozr III cooler, the MSI GTX680 TF3 OC.

By now you're all aware of what the GTX680 brings to the table, so let's crack on with seeing what the MSI version has under its belt.

Technical Specifications

The MSI GTX680 is the slowest clocked of the three cards we've seen so far. Admittedly we're only talking a handful of MHz, and the Gigabyte proved that speed isn't everything, but still it's worth noting. Otherwise it's business as usual, so let's take a moment to have a look at the card.

Graphics EngineGeForce GTX 680
Bus StandardPCI Express x16 3.0
Memory TypeGDDR5
Memory Size(MB)2048
Memory Interface256 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz)1058 (Boost Clock: 1124)
Memory Clock Speed(MHz)6008 (3004x2)
Memory Bandwidth(GB/sec)N/A
Texture Fill Rate(billion/sec)N/A
DVI Output2
HDCP SupportY
HDMI SupportY
Dual-link DVIY
Display Output (Max Resolution)2560x1600
DirectX Version Support11
OpenGL Version Support4.2
SLI SupportY
3-way SLIY
Card Dimension(mm)270x129x38.75 mm


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Most Recent Comments

28-05-2012, 15:36:24


The MSI Twin Frozr cards have always been exceptional. Today we see if the GTX680 version continues the trend.

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28-05-2012, 15:56:51

Originally Posted by Cram View Post

Here is the video
Video is in the review on the conclusion page

Asus is starting to do better than MSI with the DCII especially for the Nvidia 6xx series, TFIII is still a one of the best coolers though.Quote

28-05-2012, 16:04:40

That is a brilliant cooler, amazing temps.

I think giving it an 8/10 for price is high. I mean, £480? When both OC'd it looses in the toughest games around (BF3 and Metro) to the 7950...Quote

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