MSI N560GTX 448 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC
The picture on the MSI N560GTX 448 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC box shows the graphics card flying somewhere in the infinite vistas of the universe.
The number of shader processors is indicated right in the product name, so you can’t confuse it with its predecessor. On the back of the box you can find product specs, descriptions of the card's key features and a list of accessories included with it.
The card is manufactured in China and costs $309, which is $20 higher than Nvidia’s recommended price for GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores.
Let’s take a look at the new card:
The MSI N560GTX 448 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC resembles the recently reviewed N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition but is shorter (243 as opposed to 293 millimeters).
The new card is equipped with a couple of dual-link DVI-I outputs and one mini-HDMI connector. There is an MSI-style vent grid in the card's mounting bracket.
The MSI card is no different from the reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti and the above-discussed Palit in terms of power and MIO connectors.
The PCB is of unique MSI's proprietary design:
Like high-end products from MSI, the PCB of the N560 GTX 448 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC is classified as Military Class II. It uses high-quality components with increased service life, tantalum-core capacitors and Super Ferrite Chokes.
MSI claims that the 6+1 power system, together with the improved PCB design, boosts overclocking potential by 29%.
The card supports Triple Overvoltage technology that helps adjust GPU, memory and PLL voltages by means of the MSI Afterburner tool.