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[TPU] MSI Preparing Custom GeForce GTX 260 with 1.8 GB Memory

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MSI is said to be readying a custom graphics card called the N260GTX Lightning, based on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260 GPU. There is currently no word on clock speeds but one would expect this card to come factory overclocked. The graphics card has a custom red PCB, featuring 8+2 phase power, 5000 hour capacitors, 1729 MB of GDDR3, D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort or HDMI and a dual slot, dual fan cooler, featuring 5 heatpipes. MSI will also be bundling an AirForce panel which appears to allow on the fly adjustments to core and memory voltage, core, shader and memory clock speeds, as well as profile selection and brightness and contrast adjustments. The MSI N260GTX Lightning is expected to make its first official appearance at CeBIT 2009.



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2 Things, Red PCB? An ATI ninja has snuck in and sabotaged the production facility.
1.8gb! This thing will handle the higher resolutions with ease.

Basically it is a cut down GTX295, without the Dual PCB.
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2 Things, Red PCB? An ATI ninja has snuck in and sabotaged the production facility.
1.8gb! This thing will handle the higher resolutions with ease.

Basically it is a cut down GTX295, without the Dual PCB.
Red is MSI's company colour.
It does seem like a lot of memory though, I'll give you that.
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post #4 of 58
Lol, that's kinda overkill on the memory. I doubt it will be able to utilize it all properly.
But if they are making a custom GTX260 why not use GDDR5 xD
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Will be a good card, please lose the RED PCB, black please
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GDDR5 is not possible on the current 2xx series cards. They simply were not designed to use it.
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A great card for those with more dollars than sense.
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A great card for those with more dollars than sense.
a great card for SLI setups you mean. as vmem is mirrored, not added to the pool with each card added.
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Basically it is a cut down GTX295, without the Dual PCB.
GTX 295 = 2x 896MB
This = 1792MB
There is a difference here, so it might be a good card.
    
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MSI had some RAM ICs laying around and just threw them on this card?
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