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I just saw this on the egg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127589

$599.00

Edit: out of stock now it seems
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The first and only review of that card on Newegg is hilarious,
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Pros: I have been awaiting an MSI GFX card that had all the colors of my build. Finally there is one that I would have spent as much as needed in order to put the right colors in my system. From the all black feel right down to the BLUE in the fan shrouds, MSI you did it again for me. THANK YOU!!!
Quote:
Cons: Not enough known on the card to come to conclusions, YET!

Then look at the specs on the reviewers system, further proves they had no idea what the card was capable of and spent $600 on a card for it's color scheme.

I will admit, it's a slick looking card, looks like mine but with blue fans and a black frame vs grey.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/7/11 at 12:28pm
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This sort of thing is what makes me dislike MSI. No reason for that to be $599 frown.gif
   
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by WALSRU;13787208 
This sort of thing is what makes me dislike MSI. No reason for that to be $599 frown.gif

Yeah, I'm looking at the details trying to figure out why it's $600. I already see some logic to it, but, I also haven't looked at many 580's so I don't have much knowledge other than I haven't seen a 580 above $500 before.
post #5 of 16
Per guru3d (Review here)
Quote:
To review the Lightning Xtreme edition of MSI's GeForce GTX 580 really is to review the 'regular' lightning edition all over again. Very little has changed to be honest but we have to acknowledge it, how on earth can you improve a near perfect product ? The temperature color changing cooler fans are fun, but are just that. What we do like is that the first 30 seconds after activating the PC, the fans run backwards ... trying to remove any residual dust, but sure it is not a primary feature either. The card is clocked at the very same (fast) clock frequencies as the regular lightning edition is as well, and overclocking wise there's no difference there either. Therefore the Lightning Xtreme has to have it from the better looks with the blue fan, blue LEDs and more dark design -- the most primary feature is obviously the fact that this Xtreme edition comes with 3 GB of graphics memory.

So 525 vs 599 for that headscratch.gif
   
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post #6 of 16
I grabbed two the hour they were available, which was nearly 25 hours ago. They shipped pretty quickly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crest;13789346 
I grabbed two the hour they were available, which was nearly 25 hours ago. They shipped pretty quickly.


You're definitely going to enjoy the leap in performance over your current card,
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/7/11 at 3:22pm
post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by WALSRU;13787382 
Per guru3d (Review here)



So 525 vs 599 for that headscratch.gif

2x the vram vs the regular lightning.

EVGA's is just as expesive and is a much worse card
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The cards are cool. Hard for me to go for 75$ more then the lightning. Of course that's why i settled on the 6970. I could bring myself to go from 390 to 525.
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My Asus Direct CU-II sells for as low as $490 and is a proven strong overclocking card.

Even with the extra 1.5 GB, its hard to justify that price point.

The hardware canucks review (I believe) commented that they felt the additional ram added extra latency which hindered performance slightly at certain resolutions.

The extra ram does come in handy at ultra high resolutions.
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