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[TPU] Msi GTX 580 and 6970 LIGHTNING

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GTX 580^
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^ 6970
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Both cards look nearly identical because their most peculiar part, the cooling assembly, is mostly the same. The Twin Frozr III from MSI combines slick looks with certain enhancements with the fan blade design (to improve noise to airflow ratio). Under the shroud is what looks to be a dense aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed using several heat-pipes, including 8 mm thick ones. While the cooler more or less respects the 2-slot width, it increases the height of the cards by a good inch.
The PCBs of both the R6970 and N580GTX are surprisingly similar in component layout. The N580GTX uses a 16-phase VRM with power drawn from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors, while the R6970 uses a beefier 18-phase VRM. Both cards seem to be making use of high-grade components such as high-C capacitors and proadlizers to condition power, there's a good chance that they're using MSI's solid-state chokes that don't whine on load.
I just hope these cards dont need a 2nd revision MSI.... >.>. We dont want 5870 lightning II or tallon's attack.
But these cards came fast so its great AND a bit scary. Waiting for reviews from members...
Edit: PLZ vrm and mem cooling frown.gif. We must have heatsinks on them too...Vrm is limiting my OC, i cant get passed 970mhz tongue.gif.
Edited by MoBeeJ - 12/28/10 at 12:38pm
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If they've not sorted the mounting system

get out
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I think I would have preferred a longer card over a wider one. D:
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This is a rumor isn't it.... SEMI ACCURATE
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Mmmm 580 Lightning
    
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Damn should of waited for that 580 msi.
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580, the line should be green

lol whatever XD, just so it fits NVIDIA's color theme
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Oh man...
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Damn should of waited for that 580 msi.

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/couldof.html
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If they've not sorted the mounting system

get out

what was wrong with the first lightning GX460? I heard some bad things frown.gif
    
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