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MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC
Extreme Performance Review


robot made by me
I want to thank MSI for the opportunity to test this card.


I'm not here to tell you how good this card is in games or what you get in the box, this review is for extreme performance namely overclocking and benchmarking

Some pictures:









The card has a very impressive cooler The Twin Frozr II. So i did a few temperature related tests before overclocking.















I whipped out my infrared temperature measurement gun to measure memory and VRM temps.










Then i started with some 3D Benchmarks.

System Used for all tests:

Graphics card: MSI GTX 560Ti Twin Frozr II OC (@ default speed and overclocked) (100% fan speed)
CPU: Intel Sandybridge 2600k (@ 4.5ghz 8 threads)
Memory: Corsair dominator GT 2000Mhz cl7. (@ 2133mhz 7-7-7-20)
PSU: Antec HCP 1200W
Motherboard: Giga P67

I compared it to an Ati HD 6950, the 560ti's biggest rival.

Using MSI's Afterburner i could set GPU Core voltage to 1.15 for overclocking. Some very impressive air results followed.


Overclocked speed: Gtx 560Ti 1080mhz core / 1260mhz mem





Overclocked speed: Gtx 560Ti 1050mhz core / 1200mhz mem





Overclocked speed: Gtx 560Ti 1015mhz core / 1250mhz mem





Overclocked speed: Gtx 560Ti 1000mhz core / 1250mhz mem





Overclocked speed: Gtx 560Ti 1025mhz core / 1250mhz mem





Overclocked speed: Gtx 560Ti 990mhz core / 1200mhz mem



Overall a close battle between 6950 and 560, but the OC'ing capabilities is what makes it shine.


The PCB design for the Twin Frozr II OC is close to the 560Ti Hawk's PCB, so that means the twin Frozr II OC has a very strong PWM design, but not as strong as the HAWKs 8+1 phase. I took a closer look to see what core voltage this PWM produces.


Below are some tests with an oscilloscope. Variables were set to .05v volts per vertical division (to see voltage noise clearly) and .1ms time per horizontal division. I kept the same setting on all tests to make viewing easier.

Look at the screens grid, each square on the vertical axis represents .05v (50mv). This way you can see the Vcore ripple/noise that the GPU core is receiving.

For reference i compared it with a very older card, 8800gts (G92). So you can see a clear difference between the two power feeds and understand it better.



Very clean no problems during IDLE. (duh)


Here we can see + - .15v peak-peak ripple, which is fine. We can see the GTS is less clean but also fine.


Once again, a little bit more Peak-peak ripple but still fine. The result from GTS looks unclean.


Alright so the card is strong on air. Let's put it to the real OC test .

Subzero cooling using Liquid Nitrogen and Dry ice.

Preparation Pics:













CPU: Intel 2600K @ 5.7ghz for most tests. On Dry ice.

GPU: Running at 1.4v core and -120C I reached a stable corespeed of 1300mhz!

There are stronger MSI 560's out there but this was sufficient to achieve the goal i set out to get.


Bringing home some Gold Cups for MSI .



The MSI 560Ti Twin Frozr II OC broke 5 World Records in the 560GTX Ti Class.

5x World record for 560 Gtx
2x 2nd place spots
1x 3rd place.

#1 Aquamark 3 - 427925
#1 3DMark2001SE - 119312
#1 3DMark2003 - 113718
#1 3DMark2005 - 51467
#1 3DMark2006 - 39151
#2 3DMark11 - 6494
#2 Unigine Heaven - 1483
#3 3DMark Vantage - 28919








Hope you enjoyed reading.

Edited by Vivi_ZA - 5/17/11 at 12:35am
post #2 of 5
Very cool. And congrats on the benchmarking records!
 
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Thanks, it is a good investment for any beginner or pro overclocker.

strongest air card i have tested so far
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awesome
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VIVI,

You rock!
Thanks for reporting this.

I think I've never seen a review like yours...I mean the VRM temps with digital thermometer on and all...

I mean..keep up the good work!

I appreciate that the VRM temps are good, I was a little worried that my pair of 560Ti Twin frozr (no vrm heatsink) could have possible VRM issues at stock...seems like everything is gonna be fine...
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