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MSI N580GTX Lightning Review

Rating: 9.0.

The GTX580 has been Nvidia’s finest moment. The card has been a big seller since it was released and it leads many of the performance charts when we factor out the dual GPU solutions. Today we are looking at the MSI N580GTX Lightning, a heavily modified card designed to target the enthusiast gamer audience.

When MSI create a custom card, they don’t do things by half measures, this card not only receives a custom PCB implementation from the MSI team, but it is supplied in a highly overclocked state with a metal, two fan cooler (Twin Frozr III).

MSI have also created a proprietary PCB design which allows for various software based voltage adjustments, just in case the preoverclocked settings aren’t enough.

Product nVidia GTX 580 MSI N580GTX Lightning
Shader Units 512 512
GPU GF110 GF110
ROPs 48 48
Transistors 3000M 3000M
Memory Count 1.5GB 1.5GB
Memory Bus Width 384 bit 384 bit
Core Clock 772mhz 832 mhz
Memory Clock 1002 mhz 1050 mhz

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