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MSI N275GTX Lightning Parts Pictured

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 29, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    MSI is building its GeForce GTX 200 Lightning series with its newest entry, the N275GTX, based on the GeForce GTX 275. With the new GPU being compatible with existing GeForce GTX 260 PCBs, it was expected of MSI to reuse the PCB and cooler the N260GTX Lightning featured. Instead, the company came up with a newer cooler, with a slightly different PCB. While retaining the Twin Frozr heatsink, MSI changed the shroud and added slightly larger fans.

    The PCB makes use of an 8+2 phase power circuit, with more durable solid-state chokes. Simply put, instead of traditional chokes having the toroidal coil and ferrite bar (core) enclosed in a slightly cubical casing, these chokes use an iron chunk with the toroidal coil embedded. The lack of a ferrite core in its traditional form, effectively reduces energy loss. It also cuts the high-pitched noise heard when the GPU is at its maximum power draw. The PCB also uses flat-bed Hi-C capacitors that add to the durability. The card also features hardware APS (phase switching) that can power down phases when the card is idling or is performing low-power tasks. The outputs on this card are DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. It features 1792 MB of GDDR3 memory. Additional details such as clock speeds, availability, and price, are not known at this point in time.

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    holy mackerel. I'd like to see what clocks people can squeeze from this thing.
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    I wonder how much better this is then the twin freezer gtx 275 they already have though...that already has a nice aftermarket cooler and is a rather low 235 bucks or so on newegg.com, not sure what kind of capacitors and pcb that one has though, could be all reference.
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    That is one sexy PCB design right there! :D
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    It's to see how much effort MSI is putting into designing unique video cards, it definitely sets them apart as a manufacturer that really cares about putting out a quality product. :rockout:
    Weer says thanks.
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    MSI has been doing some great stuff lately. I'm glad someone else noticed.
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    very nice, fan of the pcb and the cooler.
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    Super quiet and cool, thats how a nice graphics card must run.
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    I really like how that looks naked :toast:
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    Same here. I'd swap my card for that PCB.
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    high clocks? anyone?
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    more extracts more money

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