If you spend time doing one particular thing with any regularity, it eventually becomes a part of your lifestyle and it becomes part of your personality. Be it hobbies, trade or craft, proficiency and mastery is inevitable when enough time is invested. After a certain point, even something that is as casual as video games becomes more than an activity to pass time. Over the years, video games have become an integral part of the economy, worth over $78 Billion USD as of 2012, and increasing steadily as the average gamer age approaches 40 years old. There is also no doubt that video games have left an indelible mark on culture and has established itself as an art form as much as it is a vehicle for entertainment.
Since the number of casual gamers has increased, those who are passionate about the hobby are leveling up and demanding to separate themselves from the mobile and console gaming crowd. Thankfully, the video card market has obliged and has continually pumped out the latest technology to push gaming graphics further with every release. For hardcore gamers, however, there is always room for more, so just simply having a new video card is no longer enough. It should also be overclockable, run silently and produce much lower temperatures than reference cards. MSI, as one of the world’s largest PC component manufacturers, is answering this demand with their recently streamlined MSI Gaming product line. MSI takes a standard video card and customizes it with military class hardware, superior cooling and bundles it with a suite of enthusiast-gaming oriented software to help gamers master their craft.
The MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC video card ships with a base clock of 1020 MHz and 1085 MHz boost clock. This gives the N760 TF 2GD5 OC video card a 40 MHz and 52 MHz advantage over the reference 980 MHz base clock and 1033 MHz boost clock. To keep temperatures well below the 95C thermal threshold of the GK104 core, the MSI N760 TF 2GD5 uses the Twin Frozr IV cooler design outfitted with a pair of high-airflow propeller 92mm PWM fans. As with other video cards from MSI’s gaming line, the N760 TF 2GD5 OC is outfitted with MIL-STD-810G certified components including long life Hi-C and Solid caps for increased efficiency and heat resistance, even under overclocked conditions. The MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC also comes bundled with several utility software tools, including the MSI Gaming App, Kombustor stress test, Afterburner utility and Predator capturing program.