NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Review

Author: SKYMTL
Date: May 16, 2011
Product Name: NVIDIA GTX 560 1GB
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MSI GTX 560 1GB Twin Frozr II OC

MSI has done something none of the other board partners in this mini roundup have: they’ve included a game with their card. Supposedly, this will only be offered for a limited time but the newest Tomb Raider game is still a welcome addition.

At 9” long the MSI card may stick to the reference length but it uses slightly higher end components than some other cards. Supposedly, this will increasing longevity and overclocking headroom.

Sitting atop the card is MSI’s iconic Twin Frozr II heatsink which sports two 80mm fans and an extensive aluminum fin array. We’ve been impressed with this design in the past so it will be interesting to see how it has carried overin to a slightly more affordable card. Much like ASUS, MSI has added an aluminum stiffener along the length of their GTX 560 in order to avoid PCB flexing.

The backplate is once again the standard layout but an MSI logo has been punched into the metal to replace the usual exhaust grille.

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