Customer Reviews of (MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC)
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Summary Bought this on Black Friday at $160. You can't go wrong with this 560 Ti. Best of the 5xx series for video cards and highly recommended. Very easy to OC on your own as well with MSI Afterburner which is a free program.
Pros kept under 60 degrees on initial tests. holds up well in ultra and high settings in the games i tested (1920x1090: starcraft2, bf3)
Cons none so far
Summary Had to RMA the first card i purchased. Didn't like that soo much but i wouldn't blame NCIX for the DOA card. I imagine it got tossed around during shipping as the heat sink and cooler was loose and could be moved easily.
Pros -Runs everything I throw at it very well. Some tweaks may be needed (lowering AA most notably) -Relatively quiet -Able to aggressively overclock the card (using MSI Afterburner) -RMA required after a year and half, but the RMA was EXTREMELY FAST
Cons -Had to RMA the card
Summary I have the older TwinFrozor II model of this card. After my RMA experience I had to come and give this a rating because things went so well. The card itself runs things beautifully, I can't think of any recent games that this card will not chew through at high settings at 1920x1080 resolution. Some tweaks like lowering AA may need to be tweaked to keep FPS at 50 - 60, but otherwise this card is surprisingly beastly.
I will on occasion overclock the card to squeeze some extra FPS out of it. The MSI afterburner software is easy to use and I can bump the core speed to 1GHz while maintaining a temp of 70 - 75C.
I did have to RMA the card after a year and a half of ownership (was getting some graphical artficating and PS2 beta would crash). I packed the card up and requested an RMA on Sunday, was approved, and on monday I shipped the card off to the Richmond facility with overnight delivery. It is now Wednesday afternoon and I have a replacement card in my hands. I am EXTREMELY satisfied.
Cons Cripple 570 card Asus DirectCU II marketing look kinda neat... Fans can be loud at 100%
Summary Needed a spare video card so bought this to replace the MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Hawk OC 780MHZ 1GB triple voltage version. Surfed the internet, email, played occasion bluray format here and there, solitaire (winxp version) the video card can handle just fine. Although my score in solitaire did not improve, might be my poor reflexes. Very little time for other video games.
Pros Very powerful, fast, makes for some beautiful visuals.
I've run every game I own (over 300 of them) at max with 35+FPS on all, with the exception of Metro 2033.
Cons Noticed some artifacting and crashing with some games after slight overclock with MSI Afterburner (barely pushed it, from 750Mhz core clock to 790), so had to bring back down.
Still get some weird visual quirks with Skyrim, but that might just be the game and nothing to do with the GPU.
Summary Concerned that I couldn't overclock it, despite the Twin Frozr line being very good at that and after having a Twin Frozr GTX 460 that overclocked amazingly well with no extra cooling, from 750Mhz to 900.
The quirks in Skyrim are concerning because I might've damaged the card with the overclock, but I barely nudged it up. If that's the case, I'm very disappointed in the card, but I doubt I could get a replacement if it's due to the overclock.
Pros *Crysis, Battlefield, Metro 2033. They all look great. I haven't had anything on this card run poorly. *The card stays really cool, too. In my case, mine idles around 23-25c, and runs around 40-45 under load. *The included software makes it easy to overclock, and this card can be pushed quite a bit.
Cons *Price - she's not cheap. I bought this before looking at the Radeon 6950, which seems to perform slightly better for the same price point. *The card's design collects a lot of dust. *Drivers - For some reason, my card has no issues playing games, but idling or browsing/watching Youtube on my TV through the HDMI port seems to randomly crash the driver. For browsing it's not noticeable after the computer recovers from the driver crashing, but on youtube or netflix the audio will stop being sent through HDMI until the system is restarted.
Summary : I've seen a lot of other people having issues with drivers for this card. I don't regret this purchase at all, it runs flawlessly for what I intended to use it for.
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