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

Binning. Maybe 1% hit 1Ghz core
    
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I've always loved these twin frozer msi cards. too bad im too poor to afford one XD
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc;11807444 
Binning. Maybe 1% hit 1Ghz core

I thought the whole point was that they COULD do 1Ghz lol. So the rev. 2 was just binned higher?
    
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Well it was a mixed bag with msi. 1ghz was reached but only by reviews or certain amount of ppl. I got lucky enought to hit 970. I know i can push more with better vrm cooling as they get REALLY hot, i have the tallon's attack 2nd revision. But whats really buggy not th 460 hawk, it was the 5870 lightning. It had alot of troubles and OCs normally sometimes even lower. Anyway i want to see the cooler in action cause nvidia's reference is a great one already.
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post #15 of 129
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Originally Posted by Giac;11807438 
what was wrong with the first lightning GX460? I heard some bad things frown.gif

The only thing that was mounting the card was dried thermal paste

you needed to put washers in between the cooler and card to mount it if you had taken the cooler off.
Edited by kylzer - 12/28/10 at 3:35pm
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Where is the back plate?
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post #17 of 129
Looks good, but i'll definately wait for other non-refenrence cards to compare it to, the supposed 580 extreme from zotac for example.
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Where is the back plate?

Also, this^
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Mmmm. 580 lightning, do want. Hopefully worthwhile, I like my 480 lightning...
    
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They both need a backplate, it would be so much win then..
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I really want a new card. frown.gif But I must hold on 'til next year.
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