Originally Posted by zurktheman
Hey guys, sorry to "hijack" your thread but i gotta ask some questions regarding your experience with the MSI cards :-).
First i've ordered two of the same cards, i've read plenty of great reviews. It seems though that after reading through both MSI and nvidias forums that there are many problems related to facotry OC models such as the twin frozr II/OC version.
Hopefully that wasn't too many questions :-)
Looking forward to your answers and thanks in advance!
MSI's graphics cards have been solid in the past, and the Twin Frozr cooler (I had the original on my old GTX 275) is a great performer. It's a well-known fact that people have varying levels of difficulty when it comes to computers; many are able to just plug and play, but many are unfortunate enough to run into issues like those you've described. It all really sounds like driver issues and user error; if you do a proper driver uninstall and re-install, things should move fluidly.
The ideal way, I believe, is to uninstall drivers and do a sweep, install the cards, start up with one monitor connected to the top card, install drivers. Once everything is running smoothly, connect the second monitor to the bottom card. Don't mess with clocks until you're sure games run properly.
As far as the game-specific issues, it just sounds like driver problems. I personally wouldn't even bother overclocking two cards for current games, since it's got enough performance to run nearly everything at 1080p with 60+fps.
Don't worry ahead of time, just see how you fare with your installation.
Originally Posted by greenhold
I'm thinking about buying a 560Ti soon for a new build I'll be making. My monitor resolution is still 1280x1024 although I might get a 24" 1920x1080p. Now, my question is : Will the 560 be powerful enough for games @ max, maybe with no AA, AF id mind that much for now, in 1 year, 2-3 years?
It's difficult to make a generalization, as games have varying levels of quality; it'll depend on the games you play, not to mention we can't make accurate predictions of what games will take until we get our hands on 'em. Take Metro 2033, for instance; according to reviews, it runs relatively fluidly on 1050p maxed with no AA, but it'll drop down quite a bit at higher resolutions. Bad Company 2, however, runs fluidly even at 1080p 4xAA (I see it at a constant 60fps in MP with dips once in a while). Battlefield 3 seems like it'll be much tougher to deal with completely maxed, but it may be insanely optimized.
It's a fantastic card and value, and will definitely last you a while; but it's usually the case to expect to lower settings down the road as new, more taxing games are released.
EDIT: I also forgot to mention that being "powerful enough" is generally subjective. For me, I need 50+fps to feel comfortable (except in the cases of Crysis, and the like, for which I'm willing to give up framerate for quality, to a certain point), but there are plenty of people who are perfectly content with 30fps.Edited by EfemaN - 3/4/11 at 9:53pm