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More power phases than the standard 580 TFII.
It's meant for extreme overclocking with extreme cooling.
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More power phases than the standard 580 TFII.
It's meant for extreme overclocking with extreme cooling.
Damn that sounds awesome....
    
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So... does that black plate act as a heatsink and mean we've finally got some MOSFET cooling on the TF design?

EDIT: If a GTX 560 w/ the TFIII comes out, I'ma be pissed.
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Damn that sounds awesome....
It still overclocks like a champ with its standard TFIII cooler, but according to MSI, the vrms in the Lightning 6970/580 can easily push 1kw of power.

I'd imagine under LN2, 1500mhz and beyond would be probable.
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Mmmmmmmmm robust power circuitry...

It's funny what gets me excited these days.
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I planned it out that way. I had a stock MSI GTX580 that I sold with the intention of going with 2 of the Asus Direct CU-II's. Also I refuse to use onboard sound. I looked at the Maximus IV Extreme but it will not work with a sound card (unless I change my case to an 8 rear slot or better).
Your top card's gonna be starved for air though. I think the 2 fan design that Asus and MSI uses is really bad when you don't have an open slot between the cards.
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UM Great card!!!! Excellent design and OC features, i love the buttons, and i love all the phases, MSI does GPUs right, prob the only thing they do good. ONE problem, What the **** is MSI doing giving a reviewer/review site that allows that kind of review, a GTX 580 lighting? are they stupid? that is not a review, that is a joke or the equivalent of a forum post. Sorry if i offended the writer or anyone who enjoyed teh tbreak review, i didn't know hardware reviews went even crappier. That review probabaly took 1 hour to do, looks like that reviewers just made $500 bucks an hour, way to capatilize on the product Hhahaha j/k but think about it.

BTW mobo/gpu PSUs(VRMs) get me exicted too! haha that sounds terrible.
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Good Job MSI and thanks again for donating your products to help fold for Syrillian!
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post #59 of 99
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UM Great card!!!! Excellent design and OC features, i love the buttons, and i love all the phases, MSI does GPUs right, prob the only thing they do good. ONE problem, What the **** is MSI doing giving a reviewer/review site that allows that kind of review, a GTX 580 lighting? are they stupid? that is not a review, that is a joke or the equivalent of a forum post. Sorry if i offended the writer or anyone who enjoyed teh tbreak review, i didn't know hardware reviews went even crappier. That review probabaly took 1 hour to do, looks like that reviewers just made $500 bucks an hour, way to capatilize on the product Hhahaha j/k but think about it.

BTW mobo/gpu PSUs(VRMs) get me exicted too! haha that sounds terrible.
It did suck-but I don't really care.An initial release review for me just shows the cards specs and what it looks like,along with baseline performance.You can't really take too much more than that from any release review.Now when there are more comparable cards,then you can do an in depth comparison.All cards clock different anyways,so you still have to take it with a grain of salt.That is where we,the enthusiast community come in-to really find each cards potential.
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post #60 of 99
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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.
580 TF2?

Sort-of want. But do not need. lol
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