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In our opinion, the MSI GTX 580 Lightning is currently one of the best graphics cards we have come across in the last year. It offers a wealth of features which are headlined by awe inspiriting cooling performance, good in-game framerate increases and overclocking abilities to drool over while retailing for a mere $25 more than a reference GTX 580. That’s a recipe for success no matter which way you look at things.


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Edited by Doogiehouser - 5/1/11 at 10:34pm
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That is the most beautiful graphics card I've ever seen.
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Jesus... 16 phase... 1GHz core...
     
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Love the TF3 cooler. Looks awesome and cools so well.
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Dang it, makes me wish I waited a bit more before buying the EVGA card that I got. O well, can always SLI down the road.
     
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u can get the palit gtx 580 on newegg for 50 $ less but this is a very nice card tho
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u can get the palit gtx 580 on newegg for 50 $ less but this is a very nice card tho
But can it hit 1GHz on the core? I officially support MSI... *drools again*
     
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That is the most beautiful graphics card I've ever seen.
Really? I think its ugly as sin :s, good stats though!
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I purchased my Evga 580 SC awhile before this came out, but if MSI keeps it up with these "lightening" models usually a couple months after the initial reference release then the next 6xx, 7xx card I'll most likely wait it out and pick one of these up, since I already have a good card I can wait with.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 5/1/11 at 10:42pm
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It seems some reference 580s with chilled WCing can hit around 1Ghz with ~1.15V. EVGA needs to hurry up and release their 3GB 580s which should be equally priced. Palit had a limited run.
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