MSI GTX260 Lightning

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MSI N260GTX Lightning redefines top quality

MSI, known throughout the world for their motherboards, have announced the release of the greatest and most extreme customised GeForce GTX 260 to hit the market. The MSI N260 GTX Lightning has been designed to satisfy users requests of higher durability and higher stability. To this end MSI have introduced a brand new class of graphics cards called 'Military Class'. With 1792MB double-sized memory, a dual fan design and the unique "AirForce Panel" the MSI N260 GTX Lightning becomes the most unique GeForce GTX 260 on the market.

MSI Lightning

The 'Military Class' standard applied to this graphics card meets the standards international military organisations use when purchasing their components. Included in this is the ability of the Hi-c Capacitors to work in 125℃ temperatures and have two and a half times the lifespan of standard capacitors. The MSI N260GTX Lightning is also the worlds first graphics card to be supplied with 10 phase power PWM. Within the 10 phase power PWM, 8 of them are for the GPU which greatly improves the total power supply and stability. No longer will overclockers need to worry about the hardware design being unable to cope with the voltage and clock speed adjustments. 

The other unique selling point of this MSI card is the exclusive bundling of a touch sensitive panel, the 'AirForce Panel'. This enables users to have complete control over both the voltage and clock settings of the card. Simply touch the panel and overclocking is within your grasp. For the extreme enthusiast the voltage pin measurement is reserved for you to simply use a multi-meter to detect the core and memory voltages. 

Airforce Front Panel

With the dual PWM fan design allied to five heat pipes ensuring the very best dissipation of heat, the 1792MB of RAM and the highest quality components used, the MSI N260GTX Lightning is the most unique and powerful GeForce GTX260 graphics card available.

Read the full MSI press release here

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26-02-2009, 03:48:20

WC Annihilus
"The first preliminary review for a card based on AMD's upcoming RV740 ATI GPU has appeared."

Read on

26-02-2009, 04:00:26

Wow. Just wow. This could mean real budget performance considering it's not even that much more expensive than the 4670 while it gets much higher benchmark scores. In crossfire these should be quite mean.

26-02-2009, 05:37:20

hang on.. did AMD just beat everyone to 40nm?? Not just a tech demo, but an actaul production product?

26-02-2009, 05:44:44

Certainly looks like it.

I quite like it tbh. nVidia comes with rebrandings (gts250) and die shrinks / dualgpu (gtx295) and ATi immediately replies with the skipping of 55nm.

26-02-2009, 06:47:25

i believe it is safe to say that ATI produces better products on the simple fact they are realtivly more innovative, cheap and good performers! not saying their better then Nvidia as both companies have their cons and pros but ATI atleaste tries :D

26-02-2009, 07:29:49

Definitely nice to see, but its not quite what i expected. By this time i thought ATI would be on new architecture all together eg.Radeon HD5800 and not reworking old tech

ATi immediately replies with the skipping of 55nm.

Well all HD4xx0 series was based on 55nm, so no they didnt skip 55nm step. rather, Nvidia pulled it together and cought up with ati.

26-02-2009, 07:35:03

Sounds pretty good, given a good price it should be a decent seller.

Zomg! Shady Dealings !??"///one1""!!!!pk0r!22 It's a renamed die shrink 4830 !!! AMD are ripping every1 off - outrageous!


26-02-2009, 14:59:47


26-02-2009, 17:21:54

Way back when I never expected ATI would be carrying the weight of AMD. Nice to see a good performance card, can't wait til it's out on the shelves.

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