KitGuru have been working with MSI and AMD to give away 50 copies of STALKER: Call Of Pripyat. To see how to win, read ahead to the bottom of this page.
The game takes place soon after the events of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. After Strelok disables the Brain Scorcher, many Stalkers rush to the center of the Zone, hoping to find artifacts and treasure. The military decides this is the perfect time to take control of the Zone, and launch “Operation Fairway,” a large scale helicopter recon mission intended to scout the area by air. Unfortunately, the mission goes horribly wrong, and all five STINGRAY helicopters crash. The player, Degtyarev, is sent into the Zone to investigate the crash sites.
First, MSI want to announce the release of their new R6970 Lightning video card – a review of which will be hitting Kitguru in the near future.
Designed to handle the most extreme overclocking and gaming demands of the modern enthusiast. Industry-leading Power4 architecture and Twin Frozr III dual-fan cooling with innovative Propeller Blade technology brings together a solid power supply with advanced cooling technology. This results in huge boosts to overclocking potential and stability, enabling making the Lightning series of graphic cards the superior choice for overclocking enthusiasts seeking to set new world records!
Industry-leading Power4 Architecture for Overclocking Reliability
The MSI R6970 Lightning graphics card inherits the impressive Power4 architecture from previous Lightning cards along with improved components and design in four areas. The PWM module is twice as large as before and provides double the amount of current to the GPU. Memory has its own independent power supply using an 8-pin connector for minimum interference to greatly increase overclocking potential. The next-generation Proadlizer capacitor increases signal stability by leaps and bounds while CopperMOS, the industry’s best MOSFET, provides the GPU with a large and stable power supply. Combined, these features provide ordinary users as well as extreme overclocking enthusiasts with a more stable operating environment and the best performance out there.
Twin Frozr III and Propeller Blade Technology Takes Cooling to the Next Level
The all new Twin Frozr III cooling design utilizes the innovative Propeller Blade technology to double the amount of airflow compared to conventional fans. The airflow also covers a large surface to remove heat quickly and effectively, and when you add in twin 9cm PWM fans, SuperPipe technology, and the Form-in-one heatsink, the result is GPU operating temperatures 26°C lower than the reference board when the R6970 Lightning are operating under full loads. Fan noise is also 11dB lower in addition to having much higher overclocking potential.
Overclocking Potential Unleashed with GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI)1 Triple Overvoltage
The MSI R6970 Lightning graphics card comes with the latest version of MSI’s exclusive Afterburner V2.1.0 overclocking utility. The utility not only adjusts GPU and memory clock but also manage the GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI) voltages to maximize overclocking potential.
King of Extreme Overclocking
For hardware enthusiasts, the MSI R6970 Lightning graphics card comes with exclusive extreme overclocking features. Apart from V-Check Points and V-Switch for monitoring and adjusting the GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI) voltages in real time, the Dual Bios switch helps to effectively prevent potential problems stemming from liquid nitrogen cooling. PWM Clock Tuner also helps to increase overclocking potential. All of these come together to make the R6970 Lightning the ultimate graphics card for extreme overclocking.
Carefully Selected Materials
The MSI R6970 Lightning graphics card uses top-quality Military Class II components including All Solid Cap for overclocking and full-speed operation, SFC for 10% higher efficiency, and 30% increase in maximum current, as well as Hi-c Cap with Tantalum core which boasts 8 times the lifetime of conventional solid capacitors. These high-quality components not only increase the graphic cards’ overall service life but also enhance GPU stability.
To stand a chance of winning one of 50 free copies of Stalker: Call of Pripyat, courtesy of AMD and MSI, Just answer the following question:
How much cooler is the Twin Frozr III than AMD’s Reference Design?
Please send your entries to [email protected] include ‘Stalker: Call Of Pripyat’ in the email subject field. along with your answer in the main email text. Competition will close 30th April 2011 and winners will be notified with their free code via email.