bit-tech.net

MSI shows a custom-cooled GTX 465

MSI shows a custom-cooled GTX 465

MSI's custom cooled GeForce GTX 465 uses its Twin Frozr II heatsink

With Nvidia's launch of its GeForce GTX 465, we've got some images of one of the first custom-cooled card from MSI.

With its Twin Frozr II cooler sporting five 8mm heatpipes, MSI claims a reduction in temperatures of 19°C versus the retail cooler. The two fans are controlled automatically via the driver in the same way that the normal GTX 465 card is, but we expect MSI's Afterburner overclocking software will enable some customisation. Failing that, just use EVGA's Precision tweaking app.

The card sports the usual two DVI and one HDMI connector, with an MSI vent cut-out that might add branding, but doesn't particularly help hot exhaust air escape. On the plus side, the cooler remains two slots thick despite the chunky heatsink and addition of two fans, unlike several after-market coolers for high-end cards that creep into triple- or even quad-slot domain.

Underneath the heatsink, the 1GB of GDDR5 memory is cooled by a simple heatplate, and the card also uses the standard twin 6-pin PCI-E power connectors too. We've been told there will be additional 'Twin Frozr II' branding on the side of the card that faces out of the case on retail samples.

MSI shows a custom-cooled GTX 465 *MSI readies a custom cooled GTX 465 MSI shows a custom-cooled GTX 465 *MSI readies a custom cooled GTX 465
Click to enlarge
MSI shows a custom-cooled GTX 465 *MSI readies a custom cooled GTX 465 MSI shows a custom-cooled GTX 465 *MSI readies a custom cooled GTX 465
Click to enlarge

If you're interested in a GeForce GTX 465, will you be considering a custom cooler? Let us know your thoughts, in the forums.

9 Comments

Discuss in the forums Reply
murraynt 1st June 2010, 16:01 Quote
Looks pretty cool
can't understand why they left a piece of the shroud sticking out over the end
As if the card wasn't long enough already
rickysio 1st June 2010, 16:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by murraynt
Looks pretty cool
can't understand why they left a piece of the shroud sticking out over the end
As if the card wasn't long enough already

They wanted to leave the branding on, I guess, and were too lazy to fab another set of coverplates.
isaac12345 1st June 2010, 16:20 Quote
I wonder if you can turn up the fans enough to make the card hover :P
C-Sniper 1st June 2010, 16:50 Quote
That seems like an awful lot of cooling for a 465...
Fire Strike 1st June 2010, 19:46 Quote
That looks very nice I may have to get one to replace my 7300LE as I never managed to gat a GTX 275 before they all went away.
Pete J 1st June 2010, 20:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-Sniper
That seems like an awful lot of cooling for a 465...
My thoughts exactly. Looks enough to cool a 480. Quietly.
Goty 2nd June 2010, 21:38 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete J
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-Sniper
That seems like an awful lot of cooling for a 465...
My thoughts exactly. Looks enough to cool a 480. Quietly.

Considering the variability in 465 power draw, they probably need it.
Teelzebub 2nd June 2010, 21:41 Quote
You can never have to much cooling especially on these.
GravitySmacked 2nd June 2010, 21:49 Quote
I agree on the looks, looks nice but how does it perform against the reference cooler?
Log in

You are not logged in, please login with your forum account below. If you don't already have an account please register to start contributing.



Discuss in the forums