MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC 2GB Graphic Card Review

The GTX 760 from nVidia is currently the favorite GPU for gamers who want something from the green camp.

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC 2GB Graphic Card Review

With us today is the GTX 760 card from MSI that’s paired with their signature Twin Frozr cooling system.

The card is beautiful as it is, with MSI’s Gaming series themed red and black chassis for the Twin Frozr cooler that sports 2 large fans.

Heatpipes are seen flowing all over the card, even hovering over the PCI-E power connector sockets.

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC 2GB Graphic Card Review

I/O ports are no different from modern day graphic cards. 2x DVI (one DVI-I, another is a DVI-D), 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC 2GB Graphic Card Review

Full details at the Offical Product Page

Here’s the GPU-Z detail of the card.

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC 2GB Graphic Card Review

Test Setup

ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K
RAMAvexir Core Series 8GB DDR3-1600
MotherboardASRock Z87M OC Formula
CoolerCooler Master Seidon 120M
Monitor40″ LCD TV
Power SupplyCooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W
CasingCooler Master N200 Casing
Operating SystemWindows 8 Pro 64bit
DrivernVidia GeForce 331.58

Benchmark

Here we go!

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Card1080p (avg)
MSI GTX 76055.5
ASUS GTX 67055.0
ASUS Radeon R9 280X76.5
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition71.5

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven 4.0

Card1080p (avg)
MSI GTX 76045.2
ASUS GTX 67048.5
ASUS Radeon R9 280X59.5
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition55.4

Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6
*Full HD at 1920×1080 – pardon me for the wrong screen resolution in the shot above.

Card1080p (score)
MSI GTX 7609677
ASUS GTX 67010031
ASUS Radeon R9 280X (13.11)11441
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition10741

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2

SceneCard1080p (avg)
Dark TowerMSI GTX 76098.32
ASUS GTX 670100.84
ASUS Radeon R9 280X121.90
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition115.27
Desert SunriseMSI GTX 760118.76
ASUS GTX 670119.75
ASUS Radeon R9 280X153.28
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition146.16
Concrete JungleMSI GTX 76059.62
ASUS GTX 67059.56
ASUS Radeon R9 280X87.42
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition84.92

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

CardScore
MSI GTX 76055.8
ASUS GTX 67056.3
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition45.5

3DMark

Default settings

CardScore
MSI GTX 7605002
ASUS GTX 6705116
ASUS Radeon R9 280X (13.11)7513
Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Edition6845

Temperature

Furmark Burn-in Test was used to stress the card. Fan settings are at Auto. Room set to ~25c.

Below is the full load details.

CardIdle(°C)Load (°C)
MSI GTX 760 (auto)2982
MSI GTX 760 (manual : 100%)2970

The Twin Frozr cooler is a beauty, I was wondering why the load was at 82°C considering it was great cooler. Apparently it was running at only 44% capacity, keeping the graphic card near silent. Run it at full speed and the temperature drops to 70°C.

The Verdict

The MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC 2GB retails at about RM 1,099. As you can see, the performance is no where near that of the HD 7970 except for Sleeping Dogs. I’m sure there are titles that the card performs similarly to the HD 7970 or even outperforming it but it’s certainly not here.

On the market there’s also the MSI 7950 3GB GDDR5 OC Boost version for RM 1099 as well. The key difference is the cooler. The HD 7950 will clearly have performance advantage (exchanging blows in some games) but the Twin Frozr is so amazing that you can’t just ignore it.

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Going by the benchmarks alone the GTX 760 is fast enough, so you could afford to sacrifice a bit of framerate for a silent cooling system if you dig silent rigs.

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