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MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC (Twin Frozr IV) Review

The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC ships in an attractively designed box focusing on the cooling solution.

The box opens up in a gatefold design which highlights all the benefits of the design. MSI are keen to highlight the ‘Military Class III Components, including the Hi-C Capacitors and SFC (Super Ferrite Chokes). While many people won’t pay much attention to this, you can be sure that MSI haven’t cut any corners in regards to selecting the highest grade components for the design. We also noticed the Kitguru award logo bottom right, which earns the box a bonus point.

The bundle includes a reference manual, software disc alongside video and power converters. Not the most extensive bundle, but it is adequate.

The MSI Twin Frozr IV is a substantial cooler, featuring two very specialised fans positioned to direct air directly down across the whole length of the PCB underneath.

MSI call these ‘Propeller Blade’ fans which enlarge the angle of airflow while increasing movement by 20 percent.

The card is built around a dark PCB. The heatpipes are clearly visible, but we will take a closer look when we take the card apart shortly.

This card is SLI capable in 2, 3 and 4 way configurations.

The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC demands power from two 6 pin PCI E power connectors.

There are two dual link DVI ports, a full sized HDMI port and a full sized DisplayPort. All of these can be used simultaneously with the latest hardware, which places Nvidia on level ground with AMD.

The cooler is comprised of a nickel plated copper base with five thick heatpipes routing into two separate racks of aluminum fins. The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition has an additional cooling plate which surrounds the memory and VRM’s.

The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC is based around the GK104 processor, manufactured on the 28nm process. This ‘OC’ model has received a core clock increase to 1,020mhz, with an effective Core Boost Clock to 1,098MHz. It ships with 2GB of GDDR5 memory connected via a 256 bit interface. Memory bandwidth is rated at 192.3 GB/s.

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