At CES, MSI (TPE: 2377) announced that it had sold 100 million Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) video cards. To commemorate the milestone, the vendor is launching limited edition GTX 970 and GTX 960 with a bright green color scheme that matches Nvidia’s logo.
Both cards feature MSI’s Twin Frozr V design, and come with technologies such as Zero Frozr – which aims to eliminate noise by disabling the fans when not under load. There’s also dual 100mm Torx fans, as well as a custom backplate that is designed to improve structural rigidity. Along with the green color scheme, MSi has stated that it will include a “gift for dedicated MSI fans” with each video card that is included in the box.
The GTX 970 is based on the GM204 GPU and has a core clock of 1,140 MHz with a boost clock of 1,279 MHz. There’s 4GB GDDR5 video memory clocked at 7.0 GHz, and connectivity includes DL-DVI-D, DL-DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2.
MSI’s limited edition GTX 960 has the GM206 GPU, which features a much smaller die size aimed at maximizing energy efficiency. The card’s core clock is 1,216 MHz, with boost clock at 1,279 MHz. Video memory is at 2GB, and connectivity is in the form of DL-DVI-I, HDMI and 3x DisplayPort 1.2.
These aren’t the first limited edition GTX 900 series cards MSI has launched, as the vendor introduced the golden GTX 970 in November 2014. As is often the case with such editions, the 100 million commemorative editions of the GTX 970 and GTX 960 will likely command a premium over the standard cards.