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OMG I want one of these! Selling mine very soon...
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I think what he is trying to get at is that the Asus Direct CU II will overclock better because of its better cooling, whilst the Msi Lightning will be held back by its cooler. However, if they released waterblocks for these cards, I am sure we will see 1ghz Core 24/7 easy
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Proven? How? Not knocking the Asus cards,they are top notch,but a little early to declare a winner no?
There's no news on this cooler being superior to the DCII. In which i guess it's not or they would have mentioned it. I stand by Asus all the way! This is a freaking awesome card though, i'd certainly pick one up!
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i wonder how this moster overclocks on water.
    
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I beg to differ... Its how the company plan its oc headroom. Alot of reference 5870s clock higher than msi lightning 5870 (edition II). But as soon as the temps freeze (not necessary water) things are different.
Now i am not against asus, i mean damn triple slot excellent cooling all over the card and clocked 1500+mhz!!!! And it was basicly on day 1. this card is few months late. But untill it gets under ln2 we cant comment. But msi has a tough job against asus. Also in quad benchies the highest gtx580s i saw (being DCII) is at 1000+. Maybe in multi card these bad boys can go further. I mean 1000w per card .
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Cept Shamino did like 1500 mhz+ on that Asus 580... When the Lightening does that, PM me...
On LN2 yes,my point is no one has this card yet.It will be hard to match the Asus true,but let's wait to see what happens under a pot.
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post #37 of 99
If a water block comes to this card ... that ... will be a really surprise ... usually waterblocks are only for reference cards ... non-reference don't have enough market share to be a viable solution for water blocks
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Anybody know when is it going to be available? Approximate price?
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^^ The OP says $480. I find that hard to believe that this will be the actual retail price though. Considering the 580 TF2 is $499.
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For the cards intended use, or that of the Asus card, neither of the stock coolers matters. These cards are made to bench LN2. The Asus has shown to be the top 580 since it's release, but that doesn't mean that the Lightning is inferior. We'll have to see some benches to find out which is better.
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