MSI R6970 Lightning Twin Frozr III
AMD’s flagship 6970 reference graphics cards have been quite good for the most part, but as we know, reference designs will only push things so far. MSI is a company that’s taking what appears to already be an impressive product and pushing things further, with improved power distribution, custom heatsinks for lower temperatures, factory overclocked settings, and even voltage customizations for enthusiasts who want to extract the most our of their graphics card.
One of MSI’s popular designs is based on the the Frozr II heatsink. Its new successor, aptly named the Frozr III, still utilizes heatpipe technology to lower temperatures, but is far more massive than its predecessor. And when that cooler is slapped onto a Radeon 6970 with a strong factory overclock, it’s called the Lightning.
The MSI R6970 Lighting Twin Frozr III is an utterly massive graphics card, the longest on the market in fact, measuring over a foot in length. And MSI actually had to increase the size of the PCB to accommodate the 18-phase power design and a host of other goodies. The MSI R6970 Lightning is a behemoth, it’s badass, and it looks awfully impressive. But can it deliver the goods? Let’s find out.
Established in 1988, MSI Microsystems Ltd. is well-known for manufacturing stable, excellent, and innovative graphics accelerators. As one of the top PC components manufacturers, MSI continues to provide top-to-bottom graphics cards with stable and excellent quality to the world.