Originally Posted by somebodysb2
MSI is well known for ther more overclocking efficient cards compared to the competition.
Also Lightning editions usually have hardware/component modifiactions to ensure higher performance or overclocking.
Is that the case wit hthe MSI Lightning?
I will list all potential candidates which meet all my requirements and would like you to recommend one:
Here again the criteria:
2.)Best overclockability according to tests and reviews/ I wanna hit 1GHZ
3.)Best cooling with external exhaust which probably wonÂ´t be the case with non ref
4.)Best possible resell value
Here the cards:
EVGA GTX 580 DS Superclocked 2GB:
Gainward GTX 580 Phantom 2GB:
Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock 2GB:
MSI GTX 580 Lightning 2GB:
Sparkle Calibre GTX 580 2GB:
Some of these cards are much higher factory overclocked like for example the Gigabyte Overclock one.
Others have triple fan cooling like the Phantom , Sparkle and Gigabyte.
And again others have hardware modifactions which ensure a higher overlock and performance like the MSI.
Again I donÂ´t care about the price as long if it is in my budget of 510€.
I also donÂ´t care about 3GB or 2GB as long as it is in the budget.
.)I want to hit 1GHZ + so the card needs great overclockability
.)I want it to still be cool with those clocks so it needs great cooling
.)I want it to have a good resellvalue so brand,reputation etc is an aspect
Here also the 3GB versions:
So please the Nvidia pros recommend!
Please Note these things though:
If the 3GB versions overclock/cool better in any way I would not mind getting them because I donÂ´t care about the additional 40-50€Edited by Kung Pow - 5/28/11 at 5:19am