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[TPU] MSI Launches HD 6970 and GTX 580 Lightning!

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MSI, the leading global graphic card and motherboard manufacturer, today unveiled its two flagship cards: the N580GTX Lightning and the R6970 Lightning. These cards are specifically designed to handle the extreme overclocking which eager gamers and media outlets around the world have been waiting for. Industry-leading Power4 architecture and Twin Frozr III dual-fan cooling with innovative Propeller Blade technology brings together a solid power supply with advanced cooling technology.
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Finally, now what sort of prices, and they are they better than the ASUS DCUII cards.

Edit: The 580 is £455 at OcUK o_O
Edited by Razi3l - 3/25/11 at 3:17am
    
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Now they decide to put heatsinks on the other components =P lol

Can't wait for Kepler so these go down in price.
     
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Wow... What msi want to kill the gtx590 or somthing???
Hey u can buy a gtx590 at 699$ OR get this amazing single gtx580 that clocks soo high the performance of gtx590 is not worth the power consumption/temps/noise/associated problem with sli/card blowing up...etc. AND is cheaper
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So where can we get them?
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Yeah... i bet that it's going to be like the 500 Euro bills ... everyone knows they exist but no one ever saw one ... lolololol
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epic win! my friend was hoping to see the twin frozr on a 6970! Go MSI!
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Thinking I might sell my 5870 and get one of these, they look sweet and have impressive clocks/features.

What do the UK users here at OCN think I would get for my xfx 5870 card? used obviously but in good condition/not stressed much. Or is it not worth it? hmm....
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well... if i can get my hands on one of these, maybe i can forget the 590 ehehe
post #9 of 16
would a fullcover block fit on these with slight modification?
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gold ... i doubt ... the VRM design is way over the edge from reference cards... and it's longer than reference cards ...so :x
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