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MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review (Page 1)

MSI expand the TwinFrozr series with the new high-end GTX 680. We see how the much loved cooler goes with the new GeForce GPU.
By Shawn Baker from Apr 11, 2012 @ 9:35 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI

Introduction

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The other week we saw the new GTX 680 launch and we found ourselves extremely impressed with what NVIDIA was able to offer with its new single core based video card. Once we'd look at the reference card at reference speeds we took the time to overclock the new model.

Not long after launch we saw our first custom GTX 680 come from Palit in the form of the GTX 680 Jetstream 2GB. We also then got a chance to check out the GTX 680 Jetstream 2GB in SLI.

As the weeks have gone on we're going to start to see new variants of the GTX 680 and today we're looking at one from MSI which is part of the much loved TwinFrozr series. Because it's part of the TwinFrozr series and we've already looked at a pre-overclocked GTX 680, we figured today we'd take the time to manually overclock the MSI GTX 680 TwinFrozr and see what kind of performance we can get out of it via MSI Afterburner.

Of course there's a few things we need to do before we get to the performance side of things and the first is check out the bundle that MSI has going on. Once we've done that we'll take a closer look at the card itself along with its default specifications and what we managed to overclock it to. From there we'll get into the performance side of things.

Package

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While MSI has a pretty big box here with a wealth of information, you can see, once we move inside, there's not a lot present.

We've got the normal paperwork and driver CD as well as a DVI to VGA connector and two dual Molex to 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

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