If you are thinking on buying the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC is a no-brainer: it costs the same as the reference model, but it is faster, provides a better cooling solution, and allows you to increase the GPU voltage, giving you an extra tool for overclocking.
The MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC was between 3% and 8% faster than the standard GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Compared to its main competitor, the Radeon HD 6870, the reviewed video cards was way faster: between 18% and 45% faster on Lost Planet 2, 25% faster on Aliens vs. Predator, between 14% and 21% faster on Far Cry 2, between 17% and 25% faster on Crysis Warhead, and between 3% and 9% faster on Call of Duty 4. On 3DMark 11 the MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC was 5% faster at 1680×1050 using the “Performance” profile, but both achieved the same performance level at higher resolutions. The reviewed card was 3% faster at 1680×1050 and 1920×1200 using the “Extreme” profile, but at 2560×1600 both achieved the same performance level.
It seems that AMD released a Radeon 6950 with 1 GB at an aggressive price to compete with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, however AMD didn’t tell us that they were going to release this video card nor provided us a sample.