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post #21 of 36
Go with the EVGA. I just bought one last week and Iv OCed it to 875MHz Core Clock with no issues and without touching the Voltage. Plus comes with free 3dmark 11($20 value), great customer service and step up program. which im going to use to get the new GTX590 once they fix the issues. Best place to buy for the services and offers you get with the card.
post #22 of 36
The Lightning runs ridiculously cool and overclocks extremely easy. I planned to buy the EVGA 580SC w/ BP and HiFlow, but I do not regret picking up the Lightning instead.
 
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Another vote for the MSI Lighting. Plays every game with relative ease and overclocks amazingly well. I have seen some people hitting 950-1000mhz with a slight voltage increase.
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post #24 of 36
Interesting, I would go for an EVGA because it looks sleekish, but looks aren't everything.
Does the MSI Lightning consume more/less watts than the reference design on stock voltage though?
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Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
Interesting, I would go for an EVGA because it looks sleekish, but looks aren't everything.
Does the MSI Lightning consume more/less watts than the reference design on stock voltage though?
It uses about 20w less than the reference design.

Software voltage monitoring is BS, but according to ELEET my 12v line reads 12.04v @ load with the Lightning compared to 11.89v @ load with the MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II- and thats with a significantly higher OC on the Lightning.
 
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post #26 of 36
MSI or Asus. just not the EVGA. Reference design is not nearly as good as either of the non-ref ones from Asus or MSI
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MSI Lightning
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Go for the non-ref card. MSI lightning.
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DCII or Lightning
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmb2027 View Post
Asus DirectCU II 782MHz ($490)

MSI Lightning (TwinFrozr III) 832MHz ($520)

EVGA Superclocked 797MHz ($510)

all factory overclocked and all canadian prices

please give some valid reasons like power consumption, performance, reliability, etc.

This is a friend's build... I am using the EVGA SC one myself and I don't have a problem with it but my friend says it's too ugly... -_-
msi gtx580 lightning has the best OC potential,best cooling,
so go with msi
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