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[TBREAK]MSI N580GTX LIGHTNING review

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The lightning has landed.Will this be the overclocking king?
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http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/03/msi-n...htning-review/

Now that is one sexy card!
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"The best part about the MSI N580GTX Lightning is that despite all of its technical prowess over competitors, it still costs a respectable $480! So, better cooling, powerful overclocking, quiet operations and a price well worth it all makes the MSI N580GTX Lightning one of the best GTX 580 cards in the market."
Excellent performance,cooling,noise and price!
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Nice find... Guess the nda has lifted on these cards. Still i dont like tbreak reviews much. though they are ahead of others.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
"The best part about the MSI N580GTX Lightning is that despite all of its technical prowess over competitors, it still costs a respectable $480! So, better cooling, powerful overclocking, quiet operations and a price well worth it all makes the MSI N580GTX Lightning one of the best GTX 580 cards in the market."
Excellent performance,cooling,noise and price!
Wait, so these things cost less than a regular 580??
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Look at those...mother of god...





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Since these cards are meant for the lunatic fringe of overclockers, the kind that uses liquid nitrogen for more than just cooling, they have obscene power management features. The new Lightnings have dual 8-pin power connectors on the 6970 and GTX580 versions, and sport 18 and 16 phase power respectively. MSI says the VRMs can probably route a kilowatt if you can feed them that much. Now do you understand the heat plate?
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might have to get myself one!
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Wow, sexy card is sexy..
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All of a sudden that GTX 590 I've been considering looks a bit less appealing.
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All of a sudden that GTX 590 I've been considering looks a bit less appealing.
Yeah,unless you are building a high-end computer with 1 16xPCIE lane,580x2 is waaay better than 590.
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DYAUUUM its only 1900DHS!!
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