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post #1 of 19
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Please ignore the specs in my sig...This is for a second build that I am doing...

I am trying to choose between these 2 cards because I have heard they are monsters and trying to stop being such a EVGA fanboy.

Twin Frozr II:
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Lightning:
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From what I can see the only differance is the price of course and the clocks. It would be an extra 50 bucks for the higher clocks. I am really leaning towards the Twin Frozr because I'm sure I can reach the lightning speeds, plus it has free shipping, however i am wanting to get 2 of them so having higher clocks already could be a plus.
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post #2 of 19
the lightning has the TFIII cooler. has anyone done like a benchmark comparing the TFII and TFIII coolers on similar cards like the GTX580??
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post #3 of 19
if you have the money for a lightning then just get it
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post #4 of 19
If you got itchy hands & would love to tweak the card in more ways,go Lightning,if not Twin frzn II would do fine,btw lightning weighs nearly 1.5kg
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post #5 of 19
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What are some additional ways that I can tweek the Lightning opposed to the Twin Frozr II??
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post #6 of 19
Well the Lighting model has a 16 phase VRM so it should deliver more power if you plan on extreme overclocking

Also from their site

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- World’s first GTX 580 graphics card supporting voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/PLL
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post #7 of 19
That Lightning is dead sexy. I'd definitely go for that!
post #8 of 19
the lightning has:

more VRM's
switches to disable OCP
switches to disable ColdBug for LN cooling
i want to say its got a 2nd bios as well

..its made for hardcore benching/daily use with a high OC..
post #9 of 19
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Quote:
..its made for hardcore benching/daily use with a high OC..
This did it for me...Getting 2 Lightnings...I constantly run cards OC'd expecially for Folding...
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post #10 of 19
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Looking at the way some of these people have OC'd these Lightnings I may have to put these in my sig rig and the 590 in my other rig....So many decisions...

Anyway...They are on the way...free 2nd day shipping...COME ON THURSDAY!!!

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CL3p20...Your rep count scares me....Can you predict doomsday??
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