MSI GTX580 Lightning Review


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.

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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.

MSI GTX580 Lightning Review    MSI GTX580 Lightning Review

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.

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Most Recent Comments

25-03-2011, 07:53:56

AHHHHH! so that was what it was. all the secracy when reviewing the H2 Quote

25-03-2011, 08:01:35

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Was it worth the wait?
IMO the MSI GPU's (FRZ) are always worth the wait

Thanks VB for the review Quote

25-03-2011, 08:13:26

Did you need to bump the voltage to get that kind of OC? I am tempted to OC my Palit GTX580 because it has the palit's cooler with two cooling fans on it. I just dont know what voltages are needed to OC these cards. The default voltage on my card is 1.0vQuote

25-03-2011, 08:33:06

Mmmm - tri-SLI too - me like Quote

25-03-2011, 08:36:08

I just had an accident after looking at the results, brb.Quote

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