Originally Posted by Sushimaster
i heard the hd 6970 and gtx 580 lightning have very similar price, might just as well get the gtx 580 for like 50 $ more cuz its way faster
WAY faster is not the case.
The price difference will be bigger than 50$, and the difference in price will be equal to the difference in performance.
OP: The biggest difference for the lightnings is the advanced power system, supposedly easily capable of a kilowatt's worth of power. That means the only thing holding you back from OC potential is temperature(which will be barnone, next to watercooling) and simply architectural limitation.
I expect the 6970 lightning with the right voltage to do 1075/6100... That'd be nice. Edited by Dmac73 - 3/26/11 at 2:29pm