MSI GTX580 Lightning Review
Beneath the Skin
Once the Twin Frozr III is removed we can see the extra shielding that MSI employs to spread the heat as evenly as possible. This ensures that your card wont warp under extreme conditions and helps keep everything cool.
The heat-sink itself is as gorgeous as ever with large heat-pipes and plenty of fins to give maximum surface area.
Naked and unadorned the Lightning demonstrates its complexity well. The power-phases dominate the right hand side of the circuit board, covering the card from top to bottom.
When you get a look at so many components in such a tight area you can really appreciate the finesse with which the manufacturing process is handled these days. Impossible to do by hand.