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The packing is very plain and simple, but in a good way. Rather than looking like a child's lunchbox with stickers everywhere, MSI have kept things minimalistic yet still enough to catch the eye. Internally the card is well protected with a thick cardboard outer layer and high density foam surrounding the card and accessories.

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The usual array of accessories are on hand. The driver CD also contains the excellent MSI Afterburner overclocking utility, and we have power adaptors and a DVI to VGA adaptor too.

The card itself is all about the Twin Frozr cooler. Now in black rather than the silvery grey we saw on the mark 2 and 3 versions, we can't decide if we prefer this or not. It definitely will blend in better in most peoples setups, but it seems to have lost some of its individuality.

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There is no shortage of gorgeous heatpipes to drool over though. Heatsinks are most definitely an art form, and the Twin Frozr IV is the perfect blend of form and function.

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Power is provided by two, side-by-side, 6 pin PCIe inputs. The business end consists of two DVIs, a DisplayPort and an HDMI. It's nice to see the DVI's in blue as well, rather than the more standard black or white offerings. Attention to detail.

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Most Recent Comments

06-08-2012, 06:54:53

wassupdoc
I think you shoulda bumped the price score up a bit fella, it's cheaper than most non reference 670's for that kind of performance :P Nice reviewQuote

06-08-2012, 07:15:47

Josh Weston
A good review, and one that I have been waiting for on here for a while now
May I ask, did you leave the fans on auto? - a lot of the owners of this card say that the Auto preset is pretty naff, and that setting up your own fan settings is better.

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Originally Posted by wassupdoc View Post
I think you shoulda bumped the price score up a bit fella, it's cheaper than most non reference 670's for that kind of performance :P Nice review
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...BlclBhZ2U9Jg== It's actually a fair bit more than the reference cards.Quote

06-08-2012, 09:54:52

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Weston View Post
A good review, and one that I have been waiting for on here for a while now
May I ask, did you leave the fans on auto? - a lot of the owners of this card say that the Auto preset is pretty naff, and that setting up your own fan settings is better.


http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...BlclBhZ2U9Jg== It's actually a fair bit more than the reference cards.
I think he was talking about the other non-ref cards.Quote

06-08-2012, 09:56:53

Josh Weston
Hmm. It would seem as though my eyes decide to completely ignore certain prefixes whenever they wish - I didn't see the 'non' bit before the reference -.-
My bad Quote

06-08-2012, 10:43:27

yassarikhan786
I think it might have been because of the missing "-" Quote
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