MSI today officially unveils its N500 series of graphics card
featuring the Twin Frozr II Thermal Design.
The Twin Frozr II Thermal Design is providing a balance between
cooling performance and lowest sound levels. MSI claims that with the
Twin Frozr II cooler, noise output is reduced by up to 8.4dB (when
compared to the reference design) and more importantly, operating
temperatures are reduced by up to 20°C versus other cooling
solutions. Thanks to MSI Afterburner, high clock speeds can be
achieved with the combined features of the Twin Frozr II Thermal
Design and MSI's N580GTX and N570GTX GPU.
The MSI N500 Twin Frozr II series graphics cards feature a GPU
spreader covered with a large surface area heat sink with a copper
base, ensuring the best possible thermal transfer surface.
Surrounding components like Memory and PWM components are covered by
a large unibody metal heat sink. Additionally, with MSI's SuperPipe
heat pipe technology, excess heat is transferred quickly to a high
density aluminum cooling fin assembly. The low-noise fan setup, which
includes two temperature-controlled 8cm PWM fans, contributes to
efficient air flow to all parts of the Twin Frozr II Thermal Design
while reducing sound levels by up to 8.4dB.
MSI's exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility allows for flexible
overclocking and monitoring options. MSI Afterburner allows for
instant adjustment of the GPU Frequency and GPU voltages, thanks to
its Ultra-Voltage function, a combination that allows for more
headroom for overclocking. The fan control function allows end-user
control of fan speeds to ensure stability when required or low noise
when needed. By storing up to five different fan profiles, users can
switch between their profiles to match any situation. MSI Afterburner
also displays a information about the card like real-time
temperatures, speeds, voltages, load levels, allowing users
supervision over their card while benchmark for stability with MSI