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Go for the Lightning...TFIII is one heck of a cooler...my 6950 was a TFIII and temps stayed under 70 @load...you won't regret it


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Originally Posted by Retrolock;14610732 
I don't think I've seen the 3gb version that overclocks as much as the 1.5gb version. But if you plan to SLI then Nvidia Surround with max resolution then go with the 3gb version. Otherwise, the 1.5gb version will do. It overclocks better too. biggrin.gif

Their the same cooler..and the 3GB actually has more features. So not sure where you got that the 1.5gb would cool better?
    
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Originally Posted by ztmike;14610788 
Their the same cooler..and the 3GB actually has more features. So not sure where you got that the 1.5gb would cool better?

I didn't say that the 1.5gb cools better, I just haven't seen the 3gb version with high overclocks, but probably I'm not looking hard enough hehe.. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Retrolock;14610862 
I didn't say that the 1.5gb cools better, I just haven't seen the 3gb version with high overclocks, but probably I'm not looking hard enough hehe.. wink.gif

Guess you haven't looked here then
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1049463-official-gtx-580-overclocking-club.html

I should add mine..got mine up to 970 core with 1.100v and could probably go higher.

Probably not seeing alot of Extremes because it is after all a $600 card.
    
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Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom IMO wink.gif

http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=454

i so want this card, but its SOOO expensive lol.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by ztmike;14610882 
Guess you haven't looked here then
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1049463-official-gtx-580-overclocking-club.html

I should add mine..got mine up to 970 core with 1.100v and could probably go higher.

Probably not seeing alot of Extremes because it is after all a $600 card.

A local reviewer "only" managed 932mhz core with the extreme ed of this card. I didn't know if he was pushing it hard enough lol, after all it's mighty expensive. But here it's as expensive as the DCUII...

Most of those 1.5gb Lightnings have hit 1ghz, I see one extreme edition with 954.

You should put up your overclock there, and run some benchmarks biggrin.gif

edit: the reviewer didn't overclock the card! still got decent benchmark scores though
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Originally Posted by tx-jose;14535658 
DAT TFIII is just wow..... sex on a PCB right their!!! Also probably has the best power design i think its 6+2phase VRMS
Matrix has 19 phases, 16 for the GPU, two for the GDDR5 and one for the PCI-E bus.

I vote for Matrix / PNY XLR8 / EVGA Hydro Copper 3GB.
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