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Today, leading global graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI officially announces the R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC graphics card built on the latest AMD 28nm Radeon HD7950 GPU with PCI Express Gen 3 support. MSI's exclusive Twin Frozr III thermal design features dual 8cm Propeller Blade fans to achieve up to 10℃ lower GPU temperatures and 13.7dB less noise under full load! MSI's exclusive Afterburner overclocking software can be used to unleash the core and memory voltage potential providing up to 37.5% overclockability!

The R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC uses Military Class III components include Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke and All Solid capacitors that have passed MIL-STD-810G level testing to deliver the best graphics card performance and quality to gamers. MSI further expands its R7900 with two new products, the R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC and R7950-2PMD3GD5/OC to provide the best choice for gamers.




Exclusive Twin Frozr III Thermal design 10℃ lower temperatures and 13.7dB less noise
The MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC adopts the advanced Twin Frozr III thermal design with dual 8cm fans with Propeller Blade technology that provide 20% more air flow. Nickel plated copper heat sink, high density cooling fins, and two 8mm Superpipe heat-pipes. Under full load, the R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC achieves a GPU temperature that is 10℃ lower and produces 13.7dB less noise than a reference design cooler! Users will be able to enjoy their all-new and high-end gaming experience with superior performance and cooling capacity.

Exclusive GPU and memory overvoltage for up to 37.5% higher overclockability
MSI's R7900 graphics card series support world's popular overclocking software MSI Afterburner with GPU and memory overvoltage function, where the GPU can be overclocked by up to 37.5%; unleashing the full power of the graphics card! With MSI Afterburner, users can remotely monitor and overclock their graphics card through the MSI Afterburner app for Android and iOS devices! Afterburner also supports advanced fan speed control, 5 configuration pre-sets, Predator video capture function, and the Kombustor burn-in test and benchmarking application.

Military Class III components for the best performance and stability
The MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC uses Military Class III components that have been passed rigorous testing methods based on the MIL-STD-810G standard. The Hi-c CAP has eight times the lifespan of solid-state capacitors, the super ferrite chokes eliminates high frequency noise while under load and the all-solid capacitor have a ten year lifespan with excellent stability even under heavy loads for prolonged periods of time. The MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC with Military Class III components provides gamers with the best in performance and stability.

*Afterburner V2.2.0 Beta 11 and newer supports GPU and memory voltage adjustments on the R7900 GPU series. Overclocking results may vary.

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TFIII out already. Does it have better VRM's then the cheap reference?
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TFIII out already. Does it have better VRM's then the cheap reference?

more than likely, its rare that msi only improves a few features. they usually make it a point to make the whole package better.
    
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Nice...I like how the PCB is black to start with.
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Is my 6970 lightning obsolete now? T_T
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Is my 6970 lightning obsolete now? T_T

Nah but going from a 6970 to a 7950 or 7970 is a pretty nice improvement.
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Gez these things are on newegg, $450-500 I cant wait to see the benchmarks, Im assuming Im the last to see them if they are on newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662&IsNodeId=1&Description=7950&name=Video%20Cards%20%26%20Video%20Devices&Order=BESTMATCH

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Guess reviews just hit, this thing trades blows with the gtx580, sometimes beats it, other times JUST even or behind, Not a bad card but for the few extra the 7970 seems like a better deal
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And I just bought a MSI 7970 last week frown.gif Love the frozr cooler too
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man i was excited about these..but i think i might go with a trip 6950 setup....for now...im liking the reviews though on these.
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Not a bad card but for the few extra the 7970 seems like a better deal

This. And it was never like that before. xx50 always had great performance-per-$ compared to xx70. I guess 580's price is the cause. Hope nVidia will lower prices because 580 has no sense now...
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