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Is the gtx 560 ti twin frozr II worth it? (vs reference)

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I'm going to be SLI'ing 560 ti's in my new rig, and my ti now is a reference, I'm wondering will two reference cards be too loud/hot? Should i bother with spending $20 extra for the twin frozr II?(kinda on a budget so don't want to get anything that's not needed)

ref card in question - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133377

twin frozr II - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127594
post #2 of 13
Absolutely yes in every aspect humanly possible to explain.

The TFII/OC would be a better choice though.
post #3 of 13
YES!

It most certainly is. The Twin frozr cooler from MSI offers the best non-reference cooling over the other brands, and it's also got higher quality components and features that will let you OC with it more easily.

Even if you're not planning on OC'ing, it's still worth the $$ difference imo for dramatically lower temps and noise as that will prolong the lifespan of your card
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If you're fast, you can buy it right now for $195 Open Box. You better hurry, though
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
Absolutely yes in every aspect humanly possible to explain.

The TFII/OC would be a better choice though.
How many power phases does the TF2 and Hawk have? I know the Palit cards have 6.

Reference is 4 IIRC.

Generally speaking you'll have better luck with overvolting with more phases. MSI tends to pull out all the stops in that regard. Their "Lightning" cards have what, 16?

Either way, the TF2 is a much better cooler than reference, so I'd def say it's worth it.
post #6 of 13
i owned the msi gtx 560 ti tfii/oc for a while and really liked it. it was very quiet and quite a performer. but now, i would go for the hawk version with a substantially higher factory clock speed. it's not much more money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127578
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How many power phases does the TF2 and Hawk have? I know the Palit cards have 6.

Reference is 4 IIRC.
8+1 Phase + VRM cooling.
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8+1 Phase + VRM cooling.
Ooh, even better. Although I thought only the Hawk had VRM cooling.
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If u go SLI, are you goign SLI with 2 TF2, or 1 reference and 1 new one? As you can only clock as high as your lowest card on SLI...
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Ooh, even better. Although I thought only the Hawk had VRM cooling.
Oh, that's only for the Hawk, TFII or TFII/OC doesn't have VRM cooling, IDK what the Power Phase setup is for the TFII and TFII/OC.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/25/11 at 5:14pm
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