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Yes. The TFIII uses a custom pcb.
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Yes. The TFIII uses a custom pcb.
Thanks for that. I guess I'll just hold off for now. I don't need a new GPU until BF3 anyhow.
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post #23 of 36
Twin Frozr 2 (TFII) = reference PCB (bad)
Twin Frozr 3 (TFIII) = custom PCB (good)

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The MSI is a strong card with a good warranty, the EVGA is a weak card with a good warranty. Normally I would leave it at that, but in the case of the 570 you should not at all be considering any card other than the 570s that have a strong VRM design; the Asus DCII, the MSI TFIII, and the Palit Sonic / Platinum.
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Yes the TFII is a reference PCB with a better cooler, that's why that card was not recommended and the TFIII with the strong VRM design was. BTW for the OP, out of the cards I recommended I would go with the Asus DCII, it's on a pretty good sale right now and is an excellent card if you can fit it's triple slot requirements.
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post #24 of 36
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Twin Frozr 2 (TFII) = reference PCB (bad)
Twin Frozr 3 (TFIII) = custom PCB (good)

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I did see those, I was just confused on whether ALL MSI twin frozrs were non-reference or not. I did realize your posts. +Rep
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post #25 of 36
Ah good, well no not all TF are created equal, hopefully I made that more clear now. I personally would still go for the DCII if you are buying soon because it's nearly $50 cheaper than the MSI TF3 currently and those two are the top two choices IMO, and are pretty neck and neck when it comes to features.
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post #26 of 36
TFIII. As said *quality non-ref PCB, good warranty & service as well.

Also a note on warranty: MSI vid cards are serial # based, so no receipts/invoices necessary, that also helps retain resale value.
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post #27 of 36
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The thing is someone here on OCN posted their TFII for 285 but I want the non-reference card just to be safe. I don't need a new GPU until BF3 in all honesty.
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The thing is someone here on OCN posted their TFII for 285 but I want the non-reference card just to be safe. I don't need a new GPU until BF3 in all honesty.
Then wait a bit, can't hurt.
Price might drop a bit, you might find a nice sale/promo, or even snag one used (again that warranty is VERY good for second hand buys)
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post #29 of 36
Take it from a former EVGA fanboy, get the MSI TFIII!!!!
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You can get the twin frozr III at amazon.com from less. Just ordered mine yesterday.

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