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MSI GTX 580 Lightning 1.5GB:
I agree. Wish it was out when i bought a gpu.
    
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Ok the GTX 580 Lightning is said overclock very well but all that overclockability won´t be of any use to me if the cooling isn´t good enough?


What about the:

Gigabyte Super Overclock

Sparkle Calibre

Gainward Phantom

All those cards have a triple fan setup which should provide much better cooling than the MSI Lightning 580.
Also those cards unlike the MSI do not exhaust into the case which is another advantage.

Please look at ALL the cards listed into the OP and don´t only concentrate on the common ones.

I need much more oppinions!

Me personally I have never seen/heard anything about the Sparkle Calibre and Gigabyte Superoverclock GTX 580 and I expect them to exceed the MSI Lightning in both performance and cooling from what I have seen aboth them.

But you guys are the pros so disprove me
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I have 2 lightnings...I that's the way to go imo....Be warned though they are long GPUs....Longer than the 590 in my sig rig...
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I have 2 lightnings...I that's the way to go imo....Be warned though they are long GPUs....Longer than the 590 in my sig rig...
Length is not an issue.

I have seen a video about the GTX 580 Lightning with bad results.
They were in Tri Fire and the customer says they also performed very poorly.


In a single GPU setup I won´t have to worry about the heat problems but I would still prefer a card that cools good and does not exhaust into the case.

And if it has internal exhaust it should at least have 3xfan setup.

Please people reevaluate these cards:

Gigabyte SuperOverclock:


EVGA Superclocked DS GTX 580:


Sparkle Calibre GTX 580:


According to reviews etc these cards are very efficient overclockers and coolers.
And I personally am already prefering them over the MSI 580 Lightning because of that video and other very bad reviews etc.

I would just like to hear your oppinons on them
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post #15 of 47
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Length is not an issue.

I have seen a video about the GTX 580 Lightning with bad results.
They were in Tri Fire and the customer says they also performed very poorly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-TH78FBcv0

In a single GPU setup I won´t have to worry about the heat problems but I would still prefer a card that cools good and does not exhaust into the case.

And if it has internal exhaust it should at least have 3xfan setup.

Please people reevaluate these cards:

Gigabyte SuperOverclock:


EVGA Superclocked DS GTX 580:


Sparkle Calibre GTX 580:


According to reviews etc these cards are very efficient overclockers and coolers.
And I personally am already prefering them over the MSI 580 Lightning because of that video and other very bad reviews etc.

I would just like to hear your oppinons on them
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Lol...All those cards......blow exhaust into the case....

And that review is for the twin frozr II....The lighting is the twin frozr III
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post #16 of 47
Unless there is a price difference for the parts in the UK, 510 pounds is around $840.

You already have some WC parts in your system, why not pick a a 580 Hydrocopper 2?
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...015-P3-1589-AR
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Lol...All those cards......blow exhaust into the case....

And that review is for the twin frozr II....The lighting is the twin frozr III
TWFII and TWIII are almost identical so the review´s result can be considered moderate for the TWFIII/Lightning.


You are right,

The Gigabyte Superoverclock and Sparkle Calibre exhaust into the case as well but they have a 3x fan design which is more efficient to the TWFIII´s.

Also the Gigabyte for example has more phases than the ref design.

I would just like to know which one is the best judging by the oppinions of all of you not just 1-2

So please I need more people to check out the cards in the OP and state their oppinion about which one is more likely to hit 1GHZ+ due to hardware/component modifications and structural enhancements.

And which card is cooling the best (probably the 3xfan designs)

Lastly we comibine it and we have the best overclocking card with the best cooling results

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post #18 of 47
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TWFII and TWIII are almost identical so the review´s result can be considered moderate for the TWFIII/Lightning.


You are right,

The Gigabyte Superoverclock and Sparkle Calibre exhaust into the case as well but they have a 3x fan design which is more efficient to the TWFIII´s.

Also the Gigabyte for example has more phases than the ref design.

I would just like to know which one is the best judging by the oppinions of all of you not just 1-2

So please I need more people to check out the cards in the OP and state their oppinion about which one is more likely to hit 1GHZ+ due to hardware/component modifications and structural enhancements.

And which card is cooling the best (probably the 3xfan designs)

Lastly we comibine it and we have the best overclocking card with the best cooling results

You can't compare a Twin Frozr II to a Lightning in any sense. They are simply not the same. Hell the fans on the Twin Frozr III aren't even the same.

Just because the Gigabyte has 3 fans doesn't mean that it will cool better. The Lightning is made to be the best air overclocker on the market, period.

If you honestly want the best cooling possible that won't exhaust heat into your case get a Hydro Copper from EVGA. Every single card you showed will exhaust heat into your case, plain and simple.

Also the Lightning has 16 phase power delivery as opposed to the Gigabytes 14.
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The man wants no Lightning but the best card.

Too bad the Lightning is the best overclocker down there.
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I have done some research and it turns out the GTX 580 Lightning should have more overclocking potential to the fact that it has more phases than the Gigabyte Superoverclock.

Also tests have shown the GTX 580 Lightning exceeds the Gigabyte in cooling performance.

You guys are right the Lightning is superior to the Gigabyte in both overclocking and cooling.

That rules out the Gigabyte.


Now there are only those left to compare to the GTX 580 Lightning:

.)Sparkle Calibre GTX 580

.)EVGA Superclocked GTX 580

.)ASUS Matrix GTX 580

Does the Lightning win against all of these as well in terms of overclockabilitly and cooling?
Edited by Kung Pow - 5/28/11 at 8:06am
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