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I will just leave you guys with this:

The Lighting is the best single GPU card out there based on the high-end GPU from each respective vendor. We're not going to go out and make "tacky" products.

Everything happens for a reason. I can't say much beyond this, just wait 13 more days.
Sounds intriguing. That's exactly when I'm getting my next paycheck. Coincidence?

I THINK NOT.

But on a more serious note, this card looks amazing. I was beginning to get mad at all the people whining about the blue fans, but now that you pointed out the significance (or potential significance rather) I'm kind of happy they did.
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I will just leave you guys with this:

The Lighting is the best single GPU card out there based on the high-end GPU from each respective vendor. We're not going to go out and make "tacky" products.

Everything happens for a reason. I can't say much beyond this, just wait 13 more days.
Just gotta beat the other lightning (and the pesky DCII at 1681) now!

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Man I want 2 of these cards..
    
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This card is perfect for my rig since my motherboard sports blue along with the ram and the huge fan in front my case. But I want a 590. Make it happen MSI.
Edited by c0nnection - 5/18/11 at 4:43pm
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I like the look of this card. I have the ATI 6970 Lightning and my hope is these MSI guys are not playing favorites with the Green Team...

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I like the look of this card. I have the ATI 6970 Lightning and my hope is these MSI guys are not playing favorites with the Green Team...

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Uh...

HD6900 series, 2GB RAM /GPU
GTX580, 1.5GB RAM /GPU

Honestly, 2GB is more than enough for the next 12 months of gameplay. Unless there's some drastic drops in RAM pricing, there won't be an 4GB version of 6970.

No point either, since the bandwidth can't be used.

HOWEVER, the 580 Lightning X is not just about memory. New features introduced add value to the card, giving users more for the money. And these features will all trickle down onto newer MSI video cards!

Sooner or later everyone will benefit from this!
    
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Hmm the blue fan changes color based off of card temperature.
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What is the point of this card when you cannot watercool it? Even though it have an efficient cooling capability, I'm not gonna buy this if EK/Koolance/DD/Aqua GPU blocks are non-existent. CPU watercooled, GPU not watercooled!

MSI should talk to EK about making a waterblock for this card or "ALL" Frozer/Lightning Series!
 
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What is the point of this card when you cannot watercool it? Even though it have an efficient cooling capability, I'm not gonna buy this if EK/Koolance/DD/Aqua GPU blocks are non-existent. CPU watercooled, GPU not watercooled!

MSI should talk to EK about making a waterblock for this card or "ALL" Frozer/Lightning Series!
Really, the card is much more than you need for watercooling. It's designed to be subzero. There PWM on this thing is robust, to say the least. Theres's no way you could get anywhere near maxing this thing on water.

Also, on my Twin Frozr II card, there is a cooling plate over the memory and VRM. That means I can use my MXW 80 without worrying about the other components as long as they're getting some airflow.
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Hm, should I bench this thing or not?
    
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