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Poll Results: Asus or MSI?

 
  • 37% (33)
    Asus GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II
  • 62% (54)
    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560
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post #31 of 36
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naw i appreciate the input

i was really hoping that the asus one was better since i was leaning toward the directcu models when looking at 460s

but after an hour of research with the only available benchmarks, i determined that the twin frozr was better suited for my needs

granted, the asus has better features such as higher OC, VRAM sinks, better looking imho

but my main concerns were temps compared to decibels

this thread will be great for people later on who want to purchase between the two

only time + more reviews will tell which card is better
but as of yesterday and all the launch reviews that came out with them, the msi is on top
    
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Never had any MSI hardware. Please tell me are they any good, reliable?
thx
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post #33 of 36
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Never had any MSI hardware. Please tell me are they any good, reliable?
thx
I've got an MSI GTX465 with the TwinFrozr II coolers on 'er.

MSI uses custom PCB and custom voltage regulators which lowers power usage from PSU and keeps things cool while still delivering performance you would expect.

MSI also gives you the "Afterburner" software which is a great utility to overclock, monitor temperatures, and you name it. It does a lot of things but doesn't confuse you too much as to what to do. Simple no-brainer tool that even some review sites use to test and benchmark video cards.

MSI has recently come up to the top to making custom graphic cards that are reliable, and overclock well. (IMO)
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post #34 of 36
i have a hard time deciding between these two also...too bad XFX did not make Nvidia anymore which would've made my decision easier...
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post #35 of 36
Yeah I liked XFX at one point also.

Loved how they custom-made PCBs.

I voted for MSI
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post #36 of 36
Nice thread. I too have some feedback on the HAWK edition 460's but its not nice.

I've had three different GTX460 HAWKs two of them broke.

1st was when i turned off the switches at the back and ran a vantage run. It was slightly overvolted (+70mV) and temps were great but the card Blew up within a minute of the vantage run. I still don't know how that happened.

2nd one was mostly my fault. I was running it at 1.187v at around 950core. Again temps were great so i though no problem. But the thing blew up when i was playing a game.

When i got the 3rd i sold it before i could even OC it because i was tired of them blowing up.

The Twin Frozr Keeps the core temps really nice and low (even when i was pushing 1.187v it hardly went above 72c) BUT and this is a Huge BUT, they don't have VRM heatsinks. So even when you have a nice cool core, the VRM's could be boiling up. So even with their nice Custom PCB... it all goes to waste once one of them pop.


Now i am in the market for a 560, I heard that the Gigabyte one comes with VRM heatsinks i think.


EDIT: Doesn't the Asus model have a problem with Coil whine?
Edited by th3illusiveman - 2/4/11 at 2:19am
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