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Originally Posted by Scytus;13375994 
I personally think it sounds like a jet engine @ full load. I'm not talking Portal 2 load, but Metro2033, Bad Company 2 load. Set your fan speed to 85% and up to get a clear understanding.

Start watching around 10:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foCZWEa0GSU

Also keep in mind this is in a completely open setup, so the temperatures so I'd assume the fans are probably running at around 60-65% in that video.



Do you own one?

this kind of comments hurts ones sentiments,I dont have money like u to own a msi gtx580 lightning,but yeah I have experience with them because I know a person who uses 2 such cards in sli,
I never said that the card runs quiet,I said that is OC better than other gtx580
Edited by Aniket - 5/4/11 at 3:08am
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Originally Posted by Scytus;13375994 
I personally think it sounds like a jet engine @ full load. I'm not talking Portal 2 load, but Metro2033, Bad Company 2 load. Set your fan speed to 85% and up to get a clear understanding.

Start watching around 10:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foCZWEa0GSU

Tom's running that @960MHz core with an extra 150mV running through it though. Also fans were on auto as they were spinning up under load.

Yours are probably loud because the are in an SLI setup and fighting for air. Watercool them and they will be nice and quiet wink.gif
Edited by YerMother - 5/4/11 at 3:38am
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This question was asked about 2 hours ago. I haven't read any of the responses (just the original post) and I might be too late, but here's my opinion.


Don't be fooled. Just cause the DCII is triple slot it doesn't mean it'll cool better than the two-slot TFII. Here's proof.

As for the Lightning version; It would be the one that i'll buy if I were you. It's just a little bit more expensive than the TFII version of the card, but what do you get?; A non-reference PCB (I'm not saying non-reference is better generally), full voltage control, voltage checkpoints, and the TwinFrozr III cooler which MSI claims performs better than the TFII. The MSI Lightning was made for overclocking.

But the final decision is still up to you
    
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post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss;13376130 
This question was asked about 2 hours ago. I haven't read any of the responses (just the original post) and I might be too late, but here's my opinion.


Don't be fooled. Just cause the DCII is triple slot it doesn't mean it'll cool better than the two-slot TFII. Here's proof.

As for the Lightning version; It would be the one that i'll buy if I were you. It's just a little bit more expensive than the TFII version of the card, but what do you get?; A non-reference PCB (I'm not saying non-reference is better generally), full voltage control, voltage checkpoints, and the TwinFrozr III cooler which MSI claims performs better than the TFII. The MSI Lightning was made for overclocking.

But the final decision is still up to you

First of all the card in that video is 560 version. AM not saying its not based on DCuII but its smaller. The DCuII version of 6970/570/580 is triple slot card. It has a huge aluminum heatsink, thus heat dissipation is more efficient and u can turn the fan speeds way down. Also TFIII msi corrected 1 thing, heatplate for the vrm/mem. But its not like asus's which have more surface area.
DcuII is cooler and quiter, in most reviews i saw, but due to being 3 slots and stock speeds. Msi's oc-ed and dual slot.
@ Scytus There is a bios switch on the back of the card, beside the sli bridge, for "silent" mode dunno if ppl try running it in that mode.
@YerMother tried disabling ocp using the switch and pushing further? Does it void warranty?
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If your not planning on OC'ing the lightning is not for you as you'll get similar performance for less money.
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post #36 of 48
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Yeah... I'm leaning towards the Lightning right now.

I'm looking at some reviews and the temperatures don't look that bad. Load temperature was under 60C, which is pretty compared to my current GTX 470 which loads around 70ish C.

I don't think I'll need to OC it, but I find the card very visually appealing so I'm willing to spend that extra $25 for it. I mean... I'm already spending $500, an extra $25 wouldn't hurt.
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@YerMother tried disabling ocp using the switch and pushing further? Does it void warranty?

Not yet mate as it does void warrenty. Switches are covered with tape.

Once I have had the card abit longer maybe i'll push further!
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post #38 of 48
I am pretty sure the DC2 is better but it just to huge for my taste

I could get instead of my 2 GTX580's just but adding 15$ per a card 2 DC2 editions but they where just to huge for my taste tongue.gif

get the Lightning they are grate and also take only 2 slots xD
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post #39 of 48
Both cards have great cooling systems, difference could be negligable, so it boils down to this:

Most OC potential: 580 Lightning

Most noise-conscious solution: 580 DirectCUII

Choose which is more important to you.

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this kind of comments hurts ones sentiments,I dont have money like u to own a msi gtx580 lightning,but yeah I have experience with them because I know a person who uses 2 such cards in sli,
I never said that the card runs quiet,I said that is OC better than other gtx580

Im sorry I didn't mean it that way, the only reason I was asking was if you had first-hand experience with the cards in regards to the noise.
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My vote is for the Lightning all day biggrin.gif
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