|MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Monday, 23 May 2011|
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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Details
In this section we shall take an in depth look at the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC video card and see what makes it tick.
With the cooler assembly removed we can get a better look at the board, in this design most of the action is on the front of the PCB. All in all the PCB looks good with no real waste of space and the soldering quality is of a very high standard as you will see in the close-up shots further down the page.
The back of the PCB is utilised mainly for resistors and the soldering quality is excellent for such tiny components, man loses the war to the machine when it comes to detailed work like this.
Reading the memory codes is somewhat difficult due to the thermal interface that was used between the memory modules and the form-in-one heatsink. The memory used on this card is lablled Hynix H5GQ2H24MFR modules, rated at 5GHz.
The VRM controller used on the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC is the same uP6218AN chip seen on the MSI GTX 560Ti Hawk.
Above and below are dual uP0104P 3A ultra low dropout linear regulators manufactured by uPI Semicondutor Corp.
Now that's what I call cutting it close!! This cooler mounting hole is in very close proximity of the voltage regulator, so much so that the washer has to fold around it.
The Pericom PI3HDMI4 chip controls the HDMI and DVI interfaces.