MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2G OC Twin Frozr V Graphics Card

It is hot! In fact, according to the South African Weather Service 21 heat records have already been smashed.

But that’s not going to stop us gaming! Instead, we’ll call on the cooling options in our computers: open the side panel of the case, install more fans, up the CPU cooler, add a hard drive cooler, or do some tweaking.

Another option – if you happen to be in the market for one right now – is to get the coolest, best-looking gaming graphics card.
MSI nVidia GeForce GTX960 Gaming 2G OC Graphics Card

MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2G OC Twin Frozr V

We’re talking the MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2G OC graphics card with the patented Twin Frozr V cooling technology. “Even when you’re gaming under full load,” guru3D says, it “will not very quickly pass 65 Degrees C.” TweakTown stated “MSI’s Twin Frozr V cooler is the best we’ve tested yet.”

MSI nVidia GeForce GTX960 Gaming 2G cooling

Not only does this card get the thumbs up for its cooling from respected reviewers, all of them praise the silent operation. “It’s incredibly silent,” TweakTown confirms.

On the silence of the Gaming 2G OC, TechPowerUp had praise too –

Where the GTX 960 really excels because of the Maxwell architecture is power efficiency. The card is around 25% more power-efficient than the GTX 760, which not only reduces power requirements (think PSU capacity) because it also reduces heat output considerably. Thanks to these improvements, all GTX 960 cards we tested today run extremely quietly and even turn off their fans completely in idle or light gaming. This approach is a godsend for all office- and Media-PC systems where keeping things as quietly as possible is paramount. Start gaming and all our tested cards run at an extremely quiet 27 dBA, which means the card is inaudible when installed into a closed case.

MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2G OC performance

This beauty is factory overclocked, giving a 1178MHz Core Clock and 1241MHz Boost Clock in OC Mode.

What many of the reviewers point out, though, is that there are graphics cards in the same category with slightly better performance right out of the box.

Thus said, in their tests, TechPowerUp reports “Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 18.3% and HiTech Legion squeezed out an impressive 1455MHz out of the Boost Clock.

Here’s HiTech Legion’s excellent video review of the Gaming 2G OC –

One thing’s for sure, none of the competitors delivered such excellent cooling or quiet operation. And since we’re talking about gaming at its best in our very, very hot conditions, the Gaming 2G OC makes a heck of a lot of sense.

MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2G OC Graphics Card Specifications

The quick specs are –

GPU: 1178MHz Core Clock
Boost Clock: 1241MHz (OC Mode)
Memory clock:7010MHz
PPCI-Express x16 3.0
DVI x1
3x DP
DirectX 12 API
4 x Displays
Dual Slot ATX
3D Vision Ready
2-Way NVIDIA SLI Support
MSI Gaming 2G OC official page

MSI nVidia GeForce GTX960 Gaming 2G OC Graphics Card boxed

At this time of writing, you can get this graphics card for R4 579 in the nVidia category of the Essential IT Solutions online shop.

Date: 16 Jan 2016