MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II Review

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MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II Review

If we've learnt anything here at OC3D Towers it's that synthetic performance and real-world performance are two very different things.

Battlefield Bad Company 2

Electronic Arts shooter is one of the best of recent times, taking the crown from Call of Duty as the military shooter of choice and with good reason.

So it proves that in actual games the results are a lot closer than they were in our synthetic tests, but oddly it's actually the 5850 that has got closer to the stock 465s. The MSI Twin Frozr II is, in overclocked trim, still romping off into the distance and is the only card on test here that breaks the 60FPS barrier. For a game with this amount of detail at these IQ settings that's no small feat.

Crysis Warhead

Cryteks effort has always favoured the nVidia cards over their ATI cousins thanks to its heavy use of Physx. It proves to be the case here again with the reference card sneaking into third place for the first time. MSI still take home the gold and silver medals though with our overclocked model 8 frames per second better than the stock N465GTX. Impressive.

Dirt 2

Every time we benchmark Dirt 2 we mention how it's so well optimised it doesn't react as hugely as other games to the extra performance that you can obtain from some hardware. It does however seem especially well suited to the MSI 465. At stock speeds it's been just ahead of the reference model, but here the difference is clearer. When overclocked it's a different card entirely, flying past the chequered flag with a healthy lead over the rest of the field.

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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2010, 08:54:14

Heavens to megatroid ! What a card !!

In all honesty Tom I was just about to quote your reply and say -

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

MSI have bolted their brilliant Twin Frozr II cooler to the nVidia GTX465. Does it manage to keep this beast under control?

Amazing stuff by MSI there. This really is quite annoying though because Nvidia should be sorting the cooling out. I can not believe they recycled their 200 series coolers for Fermi. Who'd have thunk MSI could pull off something quite so miraculous with a cooler eh?


Edit. Again enormous thanks to VB for putting this one through the wringer.

Oh and -

Originally Posted by VB View Post
It is an absolute thing of beauty.
This time around I totally agree. It's gorgeous.Quote

18-08-2010, 12:13:17

What a great card the performance level is similar to a 470 and the temp 72 c really nice so another fantastic design from MSI.


18-08-2010, 12:31:15

Even I had to double check and ask Veebs if it was correct, gobsmacked it came out that good tbh.Quote

18-08-2010, 13:24:09

Cripes .... once a price is released this will be seriously considered!

lets hope the MSI guys don't read this review and stick a hefty price on it.

Nice work chaps, great review as always...

oh btw when it goes back MSI have changed address to


attn Mr. Lasher

27 .....


18-08-2010, 14:37:23

What an awesome card! Didn't see that one coming!Quote

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