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The GPU was manufactured on the 48th week of 2010.

The GPU frequency is 750/1500 MHz in 3D applications, which is a mere 2.5% higher than that of the Palit card or the reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores. There are no other differences in terms of GPU specs.

The MSI card comes with the same memory chips (Samsung K4G10325FG-HC04) as the Palit.

The memory frequency is pre-overclocked by 2.6% to 3900 MHz. Here are the full specs of the MSI N560GTX 448 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC:

Let’s take a look at the card’s cooler:

This is the well-known Twin Frozr III design with five heat pipes, three of which are 6 millimeters in diameter. The two outermost pipes are 8 millimeters (this is referred to as SuperPipe technology). Slim aluminum fins are soldered to the pipes and cooled with two 80mm fans.

The nickel-plated pipes and heatsink look splendid. There is a metal plate with thermal pads on the power system components:

The fans are made by Power Logic Tech Inc. (it’s the PLD08010S12HH model with sleeve bearing).

MSI suggests that the originally shaped impeller blades help the fan generate a 20% stronger air flow compared to fans of the classic design. The cooler is expected to produce no more than 30 dBA of noise at the maximum speed of the fans.

I tested the Twin Frozr III under the same conditions as the Palit’s cooler and it proved to be very efficient, keeping the GPU temperature as low as 64°C.

This is 7°C lower than the maximum GPU temperature of the Palit despite the MSI card having slightly pre-overclocked frequencies. The fans were rotating at 3120 RPM but seemed to be quieter than the fans of the Palit's cooler at 2620 RPM.

The MSI card is comparable to the Palit in terms of overclocking potential, notching 825/1650/4500 MHz.

There's nothing exceptional about this result. This must be due to the fact that the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores employs GF110 chips which have not met the frequency requirements of the more advanced graphics card models.

The MSI didn't get much hotter when overclocked. Its GPU temperature was 66°C at a fan speed of 3210 RPM.

So, the Twin Frozr III cooler proved to be highly efficient.

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