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The latest news from the computer graphics realm suggest that we are not going to see new GPUs this year as AMD and Nvidia are both expected to introduce their next top-end solutions in Q1 2012. It means that if you are shopping for a fast graphics card right now, you have to choose from the last-year products based on the Cayman and Barts or the GF110 and GF114 processors depending on what GPU brand you prefer. We, on our part, keep on testing and reviewing the most original and exciting of such products. Today we've got a graphics card from MSI which seems to combine the best in terms of the GPU, PCB and cooling.

Closer Look at MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1GD5 Power Edition/OC

Packaging and Accessories

The R6950 Twin Frozr III 1GD5 Power Edition/OC comes in a large eye-catching box with shimmering text and a picture of its frost-covered cooler on the face side.


You can learn right away that the card comes with a 3-year warranty, has an 8-phase power system, is ready for 3DMark 2011, etc. Its detailed specs and system requirements can be found on the back of the box. If you feel like getting even more information, you can unfold the top of the box to view detailed descriptions of each of the product's components.

The product’s accessories are exhaustive: two power cables, a mini-DisplayPort->DisplayPort adapter, DVI-I->analog adapter, CrossFireX bridge, CD with drivers and utilities, installation guide and an ad booklet.

The only thing that seems to be missing here is a video game or a coupon for downloading one for free. The R6950 Twin Frozr III 1GD5 Power Edition/OC is manufactured in China and costs about $259 in retail. Its warranty period is 3 years.

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