MSI Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 OC Edition Review

Published by Hiwa Pouri on 30.01.14
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Conclusion


General + -

With the Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 OC Edition, MSI comes up with a very interesting and unique product. As a part of the MSI Gaming series, the Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 OC Edition features a neat looking red on black color scheme and comes paired with an excellent Twin Frozr IV cooler. Although it is not one of the highest factory-overclocked GTX 780 graphics cards on the market, it certainly has its charms and its 3D performance is quite good. Unfortunately, it does not come with a backplate which is only reserved for MSI's Lightning series cards. The bundle is quite poor and it appears that MSI decided to cut some corners there in order to lower the final price tag.

  - Performance
- Cooling performance
- Design
- Structural reinforcement

- Noise levels
- Memory Clock
- Bundle
 
Cooling / Noise Level   + -
The raw cooling performance with this card is really good. With their Twin Frozr IV MSI have an excellent cooler, and it simply can't be compare to the reference cooler in no way as this is a completely different animal.
In idle the card is inaudible and under load we consider the card still very silent.
  - Cooling performance
- Noise levels
 
 
Performance   + -
Overall, the 3D performance is good but as said previously, performance could have easily been improved with a higher factory overclocking. Especially when you consider this graphics card is based on a new, more efficient, revision of the GK110 chip (B1 revision).
A closer look at power consumption reveals that the Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 OC Edition draws a bit more power in idle than the NVIDIA reference card. In fact the difference is 7 Watts but in this case you will have to consider that this card features quite a decent factory overclock for the GPU. Looking at the power consumption under load we see that the difference to the reference card grew by quite a margin. In fact the Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 OC Edition draws 321 Watt compared to 292 Watt for the reference card.
  - Performance - idle power consumption - Load power consumption
 
Recommendation / Price   + -
With the Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 OC Edition, MSI has a custom GTX 780 in their portfolio which features a very attractive price point. In fact it is currently one of the cheapest custom GTX 780 graphics cards you can buy these days. It is even cheaper than reference GTX 780 cards. For 434 Euro you get a graphics card that comes with an excellent cooler and good performance. It is only a pity that there was some noise coming from the capacitors when the card ran at 100 percent load (Furmark).   - Gaming
- Modding
- Price
 
 
We gave the Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 OC Edition from MSI 4.5 out of 5 stars.
 







Page 1 - Presentation / Specifications
Page 2 - The card
Page 3 - Photo Gallery / Delivery
Page 4 - In-Game Performance
Page 5 - Temperatures / Noise levels
Page 6 - Performance/Price & Performance/Watt
Page 7 - Conclusion






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