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MSI GTX 780 OC Twin Frozr Gaming

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Posted August 2, 2013 by Jake in Video Cards
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Price at time of Review: $670
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Sexy styling; outstanding performance; Strong factory overclock; Excellent manual overclocking; Top build quality; Fantastic temperatures and low noise
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Expensive
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Excellent combination of styling, construction, and performance for enthusiasts who want one of the best cards out there.
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Introduction

When Nvidia launched the Kepler-based 600 series graphics cards, it represented a revolution of sorts from the previous generation cards, with engineering innovations and features to improve not only gaming horsepower but also power efficiency and temperatures. Nvidia succeeded quite well, proving popular with gamers and enthusiasts alike. Kepler was, quite simply, a resounding success. The question later became: where to go from there?

Indeed, you’re only as good as your last success, and today we’re looking at a custom implementation of the impressive GeForce GTX 780 from MSI. This particular variant is called the GTX 780 Twin Frozr Gaming.

We’ve been impressed in the past with MSI Twin Frozr graphics cards, and while this new card is technically referred to as the “Gaming” model, there is history here with the Twin Frozr lineage. We suspect this new model, regardless of its name, should be no different (at least we hope that’s the case). It’s constructed to keep temperatures in check during heavy fragging sessions, and with dual fans and copper heatpipes set against sexy styling, it seems to have the stuff to make enthusiasts drool.

Looks like a great card, but the proof is on the bench, so let’s get to it with the MSI GTX 780 Twin Frozr Gaming.

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6 Comments


  1.  
    Michael

    Hello how did you become the Card to 1265mhz?
    Have you flash a new Bios?




  2.  
    Ryan

    Jake could you share your overlock settings so I can use them as a starting point for myself? Did you just use msi afterburner or is there other programs to achieve this?.




    •  

      I essentially max’d out the voltage in MSI Afterburner, and manually increased the fan as much as possible. PowerTune will limit the potential OC because of the need to balance temps against the clocks/power, so there is a bit of luck there. So the settings could be different for each card. Just max out the voltages and then start increasing your clocks until you’re no longer stable for stress testing. Back down the clocks just a bit and you “should” be stable.




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        Ryan

        Okay cheers jake, also my max afterburner voltage is +62, is this correct or bugged? MSI Kombustor crashes if I attempt a decent overclock like yours :/ perhaps my card isn’t as good.




        •  

          It could be your card isn’t as powerful/good at overclocking. However, every card does take some time to find various combinations that might/not work. Try a few different combinations and see if you get lucky. There is certainly some trial and error! :)





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