Thursday, February 19th 2009

MSI Preparing Custom GeForce GTX 260 with 1.8 GB Memory

MSI is said to be readying a custom graphics card called the N260GTX Lightning, based on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260 GPU. There is currently no word on clock speeds but one would expect this card to come factory overclocked. The graphics card has a custom red PCB, featuring 8+2 phase power, 5000 hour capacitors, 1792 MB of GDDR3, D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort or HDMI and a dual slot, dual fan cooler, featuring 5 heatpipes. MSI will also be bundling an AirForce panel which appears to allow on the fly adjustments to core and memory voltage, core, shader and memory clock speeds, as well as profile selection and brightness and contrast adjustments. The MSI N260GTX Lightning is expected to make its first official appearance at CeBIT 2009.


Sources: TechConnect , Matbe
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30 Comments on MSI Preparing Custom GeForce GTX 260 with 1.8 GB Memory

#1
DaedalusHelios
by: wolf
I hear you there, I'm all up for having double frame buffer over reference on any card, just to make sure ;)

would be insane to see a GTX295 with 3584mb total memory :eek: they're not using the outer pcb for memory chips on either side :D
And get two of them with waterblocks installed. :eek:
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sethk
Gigabyte advertises 50,000 hour capacitors on their "Ultra Durable" motherboards. Either people have very different ways of measuring capacitor life, or these caps are 1/10th the lifespan of the ones Gigabyte uses. Perhaps they could ask Gigabyte where they sourced theirs from (yes, I'm being facetious.)
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DaedalusHelios
by: sethk
Gigabyte advertises 50,000 hour capacitors on their "Ultra Durable" motherboards. Either people have very different ways of measuring capacitor life, or these caps are 1/10th the lifespan of the ones Gigabyte uses. Perhaps they could ask Gigabyte where they sourced theirs from (yes, I'm being facetious.)
"Ultra durable" series aside from the introduction of all solid capacitors is just a marketing term really. They would say 1 billion hour capacitors if it sold more motherboards. But its not like I think Gigabyte makes bad motherboards. I believe MSI and Gigabyte make the best inexpensive boards out there from my experience. ;)
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InnocentCriminal
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by: crtecha
I heard that they mounted some copper titties on the other side for cooling and aesthetic purposes.
SOLD!
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#5
OnBoard
by: phanbuey
I think there is a typo the 5000 is 50000hr?... if not then thata would be pretty crappy.
by: hayder.master
5000 hour capacitors , the gigabyte ultra durable 3 give 50000 hour capacitors
by: Rexter
It must be a typo, because thats even less than regular caps.
by: sethk
Gigabyte advertises 50,000 hour capacitors on their "Ultra Durable" motherboards. Either people have very different ways of measuring capacitor life, or these caps are 1/10th the lifespan of the ones Gigabyte uses. Perhaps they could ask Gigabyte where they sourced theirs from (yes, I'm being facetious.)
This thread came to mind browsing one motherboards info:

100% High-quality Japan-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors!
VRM 5000hrs lifespan @105°C, 500,000hrs @65°C

That should clear everything out, it's all about the temperatures. Quite a massive increase in lifespan with realtively "small" drop on tempretature. 7 months to 57 years :)
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