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MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for review:toast:

    Msrp also competitive
     
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    This is what I call a factory OC.

    Edit: W1z, I think it is time to move on from COD 4 for overclocked performance.
    Something like BF:BC2 or Metro 2033 will be a better representation.
     
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    *drool*
    This is one delicious GPU!
     
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    my cod 4 test completes quickly, usually doesnt crash the whole system, puts decent load on the card, quickly shows rendering errors, is fully automated and easy to abort at any time
     
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    Crysis is probably even better for this tbh. That said, I still see COD 4 as a viable solution and if it works, why try to fix it :)
     
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    Excellent review as always Wizzard! I am surprised at the competitive pricing and will order as soon as they are available.
     
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    Any chance of the HD 6970 Lightning edition Wizz? :eek:
     
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    I think most of us were say that the card couldn't take 1.2v, not the GPU core itself. The GTX590 is only a 5 phase design, the GTX580 is 6 phase and still struggles with 1.2v. This card is what a 12 phase design essentially? I would think someone of your knowledge would understand the difference this makes.
     
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    yup, working on it next
     
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    Sweet, thankyou:toast:
     
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    awesome review, this lighting seems to be much better timed than the 480 version. 480 version was good, but the 580 was out by the time it launched.
     
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    I wish I could afford one of these things. I'm Broke Samson. This whole family thing is cramping my gaminepicness.
     
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    Very nice card, lesson learned, always wait for custom, reference just doesn't cut it anymore, but sadly for $520 we have nothing to play other than horrible ports?
     
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    I know you have a template for video card reviews, but could you at least change this line you've been using for the past year to be more up to date? You say in every review:

    [chipset manufacturer] also claims full support for the 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4 specification which will become important later this year when we will see first Blu-Ray titles shipping with support for 3D output.

    Blu-ray 3D titles shipped in the end of 2010, not 2011. You should change this to something like:

    [chipset manufacturer] also claims full support for the 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4 specification which is important to support Blu-Ray 3D
     
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    Why didn't MSI copy the ASUS 6970 DCUII by using 4 displayports+ 2 DVI input in the 6970 Lightning in order to avoid screen tearing in Eyefinity resolutions! A 2-slot compared to Asus 3-slot will sell more especially when LGA2011 is coming soon!

    Anyway, I'll be waiting for Wizzard's review of the 6970 Lightning. Great review!
     
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    with a card that is custom made for overclocking on LN2, it would have been better to atleast do the review with air cooled OC first. that would have shown the real potential of the card

    anyone who is going to buy this card, will definitely be OC'ing it. to give him an idea of the real performance, a OC should have been done first.

    @ W1zzard

    you are awesome man!
    you are probably the most quoted/referenced person on most of the computer hardware forums.
     
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    Wow, this card seems like the 580 to have. That small premium is crazy for what you are getting.
     
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    Sounds like its BIOS stealing time :rockout:
     
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    bios is in the bios collection, but i doubt it will work on any other cards
     
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    Whats you talkin bout Willis?
     
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    I think he means it wont work on other 580 cards..

    This card is the bomb! great review wizz
    Now we just need to be able to buy it sooner then later :)
     
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    No worries... your gaming rig looks overkill already to me :p

    I mean c'mon... 3.8GHZ six core and a mid-high end DX11 GPU, u srs bro :p
     
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    I wish i had one, dam this gpu is so awesome!!
     
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    best deal
     

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