Amazing graphics card. I've spent a long time doing a hell of a lot of research on GPUs, but this one stood out the most, regarding price, performance, heat, and power consumption. I make gameplay videos to demonstrate what GPUs can do, and have already made one for this 560Ti card: Metro 2033, a brilliant example. If you're wanting to see for yourself, just go on YouTube and search for "MSI 560Ti Twin Frozr II OC - Metro 2033 (Gameplay)" and it should be the first one, by derteufelmann. By the time you check it out, I'll probably have more, so just go on my channel and have a look to see, conversely, you can just check out the 550Ti ones and keep in mind that the MSI 560Ti is a LOT better than the PNY 550Ti.
1. Very, very fast.
2. For me, with a well cooled case and 4 high quality none-essential fans, my 560Ti has been no hotter than 66c after a while on several various games. I'm at stock, and the fan control is automatic, so, for those that know, this sucks a bit and thus, the cooling can be much better just by simply setting a better fan operation.
3. Even with the fans maxed, the noise isn't bad at all, especially when compared to how loud the PNY 550Ti was at full. I'd say it's well worth setting the fans to about 80% or 90% when the temp' hits a high-usage amount, pertinent to your setup, so that it essentially revs up properly, when you are actually on a game; this method is especially great, when you have, and often use, headphones.
4. The card looks the business, and for those who appreciate the aesthetic value of their merchandise, you will surely not be disapointed.
5. While this card can draw a fair amount of wattage, it does seem to put it to fair use, and isn't anywhere near as bad as some cards in the market. The card features 2 6-pin PCI-E ports, which draw 150 watts, and you have the 75 watts from the PCI-E slot, which gives you a 225 watt power draw. I'm a little rough on the workings of electricity, so I don't quite understand why I'm about to share with you, but apparently this card, when overclocked, can eat up a little over 300 watts, so it's worth keeping this in mind, should you decide to OC.
6. SLI support! While some will pout at the restriction of only 2-way, I vote this to be a good thing, because two of these cards are phenominal! I still can't decide whether I'll be getting a second, since one is pretty insane enough as it is, mauling games like Metro 2033, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, CoD, etc, on max, or near max settings at 1600x900.
1. The way I see it, the 6-pin ports are in an extremely stupid place - I don't know WHAT they were thinking putting it where they are; I have a very decent big case and still it's a hell of a squeeze, and I have a TX750 Corsair PSU, so anyone with one of these, will know the wires and connections aren't exactly small and nimble.
That's it - as of yet, I cannot fault this card.
Do I recommend it? HELL YES, I do.