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post #11 of 16
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Right, but the main heatsink on the cooler does not contact it so it would be considered somewhat more passive cooling?

Edit:

Or does the cooling plate come in contact with the side of the GPU heatsink?
It's separate from the GPU heatsink, but it also receives air from the fans, albeit a bit warmer after passing through the heatsink assembly.

It keeps my GTX 470 VRMs in check, for sure. Unfortunately, low VRM temperatures won't save a GTX 570... it's an issue with current, not heat (though they are slightly related).
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It's separate from the GPU heatsink, but it also receives air from the fans, albeit a bit warmer after passing through the heatsink assembly.

It keeps my GTX 470 VRMs in check, for sure. Unfortunately, low VRM temperatures won't save a GTX 570... it's an issue with current, not heat (though they are slightly related).
Very true, sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees.
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And, not all reference gtx570's are bad. Some are just fine.e
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Yeah, it doesn't seem to affect everyone. For instance, Mikecdm has been running his at 1.2V since the day he got them and they're a reference design.

But when a design like the Direct-CU II costs the same as the reference cards, there is no reason not to get it unless you can't fit a triple slot cooler.
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I believe one of the gainward models has improved phase as well.
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post #16 of 16
Here are 3 'reviews' of the MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr OC edition done by end users. They are not as professional but there are a bunch of benchmark results.

Scan through the pages to see if you find some info useful to you.

Links:
http://forum.coolaler.com/showthread.php?t=257986
http://forum.coolaler.com/showthread.php?t=258845
http://www.pcdvd.com.tw/showthread.php?t=918695

I suppose the pictures and numbers are easy enough to be understood.
The language is Traditional Chinese, in case you need to use Google Translate.
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