MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

After taking the cooler off, we see a black metal plate covering some critical (and hot) components and preventing the card from warping.

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Sticky thermal tape used for heat transfers

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Once completely stripped, we see that the MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC is indeed using AMD's reference board design, which is not necessary a bad thing as it means it would have been properly and thoroughly validated.

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The board uses all solid capacitors and the CHL8228G VRM also makes its way here, driving 6+2 phases for power delivery 

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The same Hynix GDDR5 used in a ring bus clocked at 1300MHz by default

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Moving on, we examine the gorgeous Twin Frozr III Cooler which first appeared in MSI's previous generation AMD and NVIDIA cards.

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No qualms about the fin count or density here

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5 heat pipes (dubbed SuperPipe) attached to a Nickel plated copper base.

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The two 80mm fans are made by Power Logic and are rated at 0.35A @ 12V DC with 4-pin PWM capability. According to the manufacturer spec sheet, it has an max air flow of 34.85CFM, 3.626 mm-H20 of static pressure and up to 37.5dB of noise.

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After taking the cooler off, we see a black metal plate covering some critical (and hot) components and preventing the card from warping.

P1040031 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

Sticky thermal tape used for heat transfers

P1040040 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

Once completely stripped, we see that the MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC is indeed using AMD's reference board design, which is not necessary a bad thing as it means it would have been properly and thoroughly validated.

P1040033 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

The board uses all solid capacitors and the CHL8228G VRM also makes its way here, driving 6+2 phases for power delivery 

P1040034 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

The same Hynix GDDR5 used in a ring bus clocked at 1300MHz by default

P1040035 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

Moving on, we examine the gorgeous Twin Frozr III Cooler which first appeared in MSI's previous generation AMD and NVIDIA cards.

P1040049 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

No qualms about the fin count or density here

P1040042 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

5 heat pipes (dubbed SuperPipe) attached to a Nickel plated copper base.

P1040043 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

The two 80mm fans are made by Power Logic and are rated at 0.35A @ 12V DC with 4-pin PWM capability. According to the manufacturer spec sheet, it has an max air flow of 34.85CFM, 3.626 mm-H20 of static pressure and up to 37.5dB of noise.

P1040044 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Review

 

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