Introduction and Packaging
MSI is one of those names you think of when compiling a list of computer components. You know that the amount of testing and quality control that goes into each product released will shine through in performance and longevity. MSI produces some of the best looking, cooling, sounding and performing graphics cards on the market thanks to the military grade components that go into every card.
Today on the test bench is the MSI Gaming GTX 980Ti OC edition. MSI has given this card the magic touch with a custom PCB and the epic Twin Frozr V cooling solution. The new design features a brand new fan design called TORX fan, this includes a fan blade that forces air down into the heatsink and out faster than conventional fan blades.
Since the launch of the GTX 980Ti, it has been adored the world over by enthusiasts of both AMD and NVIDIA. Based on a cut-down version of the GM200 GPU found in the Titan X, the GTX 980Ti seemed like it would lag behind the Titan X by around 10%, however, that never was the case. This graphics card pretty much dethroned the Titan X overnight thanks to the sub-vendors ability to customise the cooling designs and huge price difference.
The outer box resembles the rest of the GeForce range of graphics cards made by MSI. A small amount of information on the front with the MSI Gaming dragon dominating in terms of colour.
The back of the box is filled with key MSI features, mainly focusing on the Twin Frozr V cooling solution.
Inside the main box, you’ll find a slimmer box containing the accessories.
The accessories include a user guide, product series ‘catalogue’, driver disc, DVi to VGA adapter and a 6-pin PCIe power to 8-pin adapter.