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MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 880MHZ 3GB 1250MHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2xMini DP DX11 PCI-E Video Card

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Shipping Weight: 3.2lbs

Part #: R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC

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Product Videos [ Edit ]

Features [ Edit | History ]

  • Propeller Blade on Twin Frozr III
    - The special blade design generates 20% more airflow than traditional design.
    - 10? cooler & 13.7dB quieter than reference design!!!
  • MSI Afterburner overclocking utility
    - Supports overvoltage function
    - Supports advanced fan speed control.
    - Supports burn-in stability test. 
  • Military Class III Components
    - Hi-C CAP for GPU provides more precise voltage.
    - SSC (Solid State Choke) has higher current for better overclocking ability.
    - All Solid CAPs have longer lifespan.
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology Support
    - AMD Eyefinity Technology supports maximum 6 displays with 2 DisplayPorts via Multi-Stream Transport (MST HUB).

Video Output Function

  • Dual-link DVI-I x 1
  • HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a)
  • Mini DisplayPort x 2 (version 1.2)

Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities

  • MSI Live update  Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
    Automatically online download & update  Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
  • MSI Graphics Card Driver
  • MSI StarOSD
    StarOSD can monitor system information, adjust monitor figuration, and overclock system.
  • MSI Dual Core Center
  • MSI Live
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Product Accessories

Twin Frozr III

- Propeller Blade Technology generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design.
- Dual 8 PWM fans with Super Pipe technology provide better heat dissipation.
- 22°Ccooler and 10.2 dB quieter than reference design!!


MSI ALL Solid Capacitor

MSI Graphics Card products utilities high quality solid capacitor. For the gamers and high-end users, this feature not only means that product has better quality components within, but also provide much stronger support while users want to engage in hard-core tuning.



Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.


Live update  5

This is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility update s and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.


PCI Express Gen 3 Standard

This advanced manufacturing technology reduces operating temperatures and improves performance, and when combined with the latest connectivity standard it can also deliver a staggering 32GB/s of bandwidth with compatible CPUs and motherboards, this means an even better gaming experience for gamers


HDMI + DVI Output

HDMI and DVI are the most comprehensive used interfaces for high definition video display. MSI adopts two interfaces to provide a complete output solution for users to enjoy the latest HD video such as blu-ray movie.


AMD GCN Architecture

The Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture is a radically new approach to the design of a consumer GPU. Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, it is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Equipped with up to 32 compute units (2048 stream processors), each containing a scalar coprocessor, AMD's 28nm GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the processor.



Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience. Enjoy an incredibly immersive HD gaming/computing experience with AMD Eyefinity Technology



AMD Radeon™ GPUs with AMD App Acceleration let you run multiple applications at the same time with remarkable speed and reliability. AMD App Acceleration can help reduce slowdowns and stuttering in intensive, media-rich applications. Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD APP Acceleration gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing. You can multitask more efficiently, and more confidently.


Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Graphics Engine

ATI Radeon HD 7950


PCI Express x16 3.0

Memory Type


Memory Size(MB)


Memory Interface

384 bits

Core Clock Speed(MHz)


Memory Clock Speed(MHz)


DVI Output

Dual-link DVI-I x 1


1 (version 1.4a)

Mini DisplayPort

2 (version 1.2)

HDCP Support


HDMI Support


Dual-link DVI


Display Output (Max Resolution)




DirectX Version Support


OpenGL Version Support


CrossFire Support


Card Dimension(mm)

261 x 111 x 38mm



Customer Reviews of MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC

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Experience: 14 Days


MSI 3 year warranty
Good cooler
fans can get loud
Top notch card, the cooler is way better than reference.

Experience: 7 Months


-Factory Overclocked to 960 MHz NOT 880 MHz
-Runs all games I played at max settings at 1680 x 1050
The card is factory overclocked to 960 MHz. In addition, it had an 8-pin and 6-pin power instead of two 6-pins. I believe this is only on newer revisions. If you don't have an 8-pin power cable, an adapter is included. Card also has a dual BIOS switch. If you plan on overclocking it further, be sure to increase the power limit, otherwise AMD Powertune will decrease the clock speed further than the stock clock speed when the power limit is exceeded.

Nuclear Action
Experience: 2 Weeks


Fast, stable, 384 bit memory bus, 3GB of vram.
None to speak of.
This is a fantastic video card. Shocking enough, I actually ended up getting one with an HD 7970 PCB, and the 8 pin + 6 pin connectors. This video card just rips through games at 1920 x 1080P resolution. The 384 bit bus, and 3 gigs vram definitely helps to obtain great frame rates when using high amounts of AA. I just cant recommend this video card enough. It is definitely worth a 5 star rating. I had an MSI GTX 660 Ti, but I sold it to a customer, and got the MSI HD 7950 instead. I am glad I made the switch.

Experience: 5 Days


Alright cooling
Decent noise levels but could be better
Not the original revision that I believe is probably better
It seems the current model shipping is the dual 6 pin connector Boost Edition cards. It's no longer the 8pin+6pin 7970 PCB card. Card is actually noticeably louder than my GB Windforce card though when maintaining the same temperature (regardless of it being top or bottom).

Experience: 1 Weeks


-Perform good
-AMD Driver (I do like them)
-Could have better memory overclocking :)
This card rocks. When I got it, it wasn't the PCB of a HD7970, but it was a boosted edition, so 960mhz onthe GPU.

I've been able to overclock the GPU to 1200mhz, without increasing the voltage, as the card came with 1.2/1.25v.

For the memory, I can run 3dmark 2011 at 1400mhz (instead of 1250) but I get a wierd screen on BOINC calculation, so I guess 1350mhz would be the max. Still quite good. I put the fan at 45% and it is silent. never goes over 82C overclock on Furmark.

it can run Crysis 3 at max detail, 2x AA. I recommend this card!

Experience: 4 Weeks


Excellent performance per dollar*
Excellent performance per watt(power consumption)
Solid overclocking performance
One of the best high-end single card performance
Temperature and fan noise are ok
Con's to AMD in general, be sure to install latest drivers (see summary)
Be sure to install the latest drivers from AMD (12.11 beta as of January 2013) as older drivers seem to be causing rendering artifacts and glitches, that and the bundled overclocking software, MSI Afterburner, seemed redundant as of the current video drivers which already includes AMD Overdrive.

*Bought this during Black Friday sale for $300 and it came with 3 free games courtesy of AMD's Never Settle promo, which by the way were: Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution, and Far Cry 3.

Experience: 40 Days


Fantastic performance, great looks, easy overclock,near silent when the fans are down.
fans get incredibly loud even when spun up tio only 60%, luckily though, even overclocked in line with online reviews, the fan never spins that high.
Far Cry 3 at 2560x1440 with ultra settings (4xMSAA) plays smooth and looks unimaginably good. Easy overclock in line with reviews. Silent to quiet, use depending.

Experience: 20 Days


Very powerful, every game on ultra - no visible freezes, always on 30+ fps.
A bit noisy when heavily tasked.
All games 1920x1080 ultra settings play without any problems. Skyrim hd edition 50+ fps, Mechwarrior online 35+ fps, WOT 100+.
Very satisfying video card! The only downsize is that when under heavy stress, the noise levels increase significantly, but that is to be expected.

Experience: 1 Months


-Low noise in my Full tower thats already a Jet plane.
-Good performance
- OC it, dare ya.
- No driver issues with me, with all the AMD Products Ive had.
- It's not an 7990....
Swapped a single 6950 for this, certainly an upgrade, once BF3 Dies out Ill be getting a second one for Crossfire.

Experience: 2 Days


- Great performance > Running BF3 at 55-60fps with 2x MSAA on 27" 2560x1440
- Great cooling
- Voltage unlocked
- Alot of OC headroom
- Ran stable at 1043mV 1050/1575 using +20% power limit, haven't tried much higher.
- Custom PCB with 6+8 power connectors (apparently better overclockers than previous model or reference boards)
- Irritating COIL WHINE.... when gaming even at low fps or with vysnc/frame limiter. Changing voltage and clocks didn't change anything.
- Cooler could be considered loud above 60% for some people, I personally didn't mind at all.
- Only 1 dual link DVI, this means you need to buy active mini display port to dvi/hdmi for a third monitor setup.

Received my exchange/RMA replacement and no more annoying coil whine now!! I would have to say that the "new" card doesn't overclock as much as the first one but still offers pretty good results. Only issue is that its running about 5-10 degrees higher than the original one. But after replacing thermal paste, which is easily done, its now running below 70-75 even at 100% useage with fans at 70% or below. Overall a pretty good bang for your buck if your lucky enough to get one without coil whine. GTX 660 and 670 still not worth the 100$ more imo. If you are running a 2560x1440 resolution, this does the job ok until next gen video cards are out.


Was previously using 6950s in CF, and was tired of the CF issues and micro stutter (having to play games on a single card to avoid those and losing half the peformance)..
Spent many many many hours researching for the best performance for 2560x1440 for mainly BF3 and WoW without wanting to waste too much cash on these "old" series AMD 7xxxx and Nvidia 6xx waiting for next series. Finally decided to pull the trigger on the best bang for your buck, the 7950 and going with a good company, MSI. Still think its a great choice right now, until good GTX 670s drop  prices but unfortunately mine had the infamous coil whine to disruptive levels. Absolutely no way I will endure this. Already have RMA approved, will send it back on Monday, hopefully replacement wont have the same issue.
If not from this coil whining I would highly recommend the product. I will update  (not sure possible) my review once I get the replacement card but for now, a big 2/5 stars.

This review was modfied by poster @ 03-17-13 07:47 PM

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Comment: "MSI has a terrific card in their hands with the R7950 TwinFrozr III."
Posted by: Jason_K @08/04/12
Comment: "Highly Recommended"
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Comment: "Third Frozr's the Charm"
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Comment: "...this has been one of the best cards we’ve tested, in a long long time."
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