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MSI GTX 580 TFII vs. Lightning

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I'm looking to get two MSI 580's in the next couple of weeks but I'm having a hard time deciding which way to go. Is the Lightning that much superior to the TFII? Both seem like very high quality cards but I'm wondering if there is a tangible advantage to going with the Lightning (such as binned GPU's etc)? Subjectively, I will say that I like the looks of the TFII better....
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The lightning has:

-Better PWM
-stock overclock is higher
-TwinFrozr III
-more awesome
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You had me at "more awesome"
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Displayport on lightning
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Lightning
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ligthning ! You wont regret getting a MSI TFIII ! I have a 570 TFIII and I'm very happy of what it capable of .
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Lightning all the way. The custom PCB is quite epic with 16 phases, not to mention the Twin Frozr III is great too. You can overvolt not only the core voltage, but also memory and auxiliary voltages. I think they are binned pretty good too, here's what mine can do



900/2200 @ 1.031v, haven't touched the aux or mem voltages yet either
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I got lightning and they're great Idle and 30c and load 60c
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The ASUS Mars GTX 580 is said to have better cooling and overclocking potential compared to the GTX 580 Lightning.
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