MSI’s N580GTX HydroGen/OC Card Available on Pre-order

"Leading graphics card and systems’ manufacturer MSI is ready with a GeForce GTX 580 graphics card under its HydroGen series."

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Leading graphics card and systems’ manufacturer MSI is ready with a GeForce GTX 580 graphics card under its HydroGen series. The card is slated for release later in the month and should come overclocked out-of-the-box to appeal to enthusiasts.

According to the report by TC Magazine, the new card is a fully tweaked version of the reference GeForce GTX 580 GPU from NVIDIA. For starters, MSI has upped the clocks on the card to attain running speeds of 823 MHz and 1645 MHz respectively for the core and shader. These are significantly higher than the reference clock speeds of 772 MHz and 1544 MHz respectively. The card comes equipped with 512 CUDA Cores and boasts of 1536MB of GDDR5 VRAM memory on a 384-bit interface, said memory clocked at 4276 MHz.

In addition to being factory overclocked, the MSI N580GTX HydroGen/OC card also sports a big water block. The all-copper cooling system comes with a micro-channel design waterblock that can be instantly connected to an external liquid cooling system. It is claimed that this setup keeps the N580GTX card cooler than the reference models by up to 24 degrees Celsius.

Among other specifications, MSI has gone with 3-way SLI support and provided one 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors for the card’s additional power requirements. Also in evidence are PCIe connectors, and two DVI and HDMI outputs each. MSI has started accepting pre-orders for the card in Europe at a price of €563.

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27-01-2011, 21:14:11

ok so in my quest to make this rig a tad bit more efficient (til I can upgrade) I been tweaking this and that. Today since I cant oc with my lil cherub's around I thought I'd look at my disk performance. I knew it be a lil daft but I never expected this. I have 3 sata II drives in raid 0 128k cluster size. and I am getting 207read and 205 write speeds. I think this is a tad slow but I may be wrong please post your opionions.

OK I know y'all will ask so here is the setup. I know its not optimal by any means but I worked with what I had. I just figured it be better

Seagate 320gig 7200rpm 16mb cache
Seagate 320gig 7200rpm 08mb cache
Seagate 250gig 7200rpm 08mb cache

set to a 750gig raid 0 array (yes I know I'm losing 140gigs of space but thats not important) I have always beleived to set all disks to equal portions was more important

anyways your opinions are welcomed and will be well received

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