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MSI Readies GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition and Faster GTX 560

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  1. btarunr

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    MSI is "pushing the limits" with trying to come up with super-dooper model names for its top-end factory-overclocked graphics cards. Until now, the "Lightning" model name has come to be known as MSI's highest factory-overclocked. MSI has a Lightning edition of its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics card carrying 832/1664/4200 MHz clock speeds (core/shader/mem effective), but now feels that the Twin Frozr III and the VRM can push it further up. Enter the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition. The new card is said to push the out-of-the-box clock speeds further up. To look at, the Xtreme Edition doesn't look much different, other than the blue fans and black shroud. The company is also working on a highly-overclocked GeForce GTX 560 (non-Ti) graphics card with a dual-fan cooler.

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    Ummm.. The Extreme box says 3GB memory. Tha'ts a defining difference.
     
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    Why are all of these double memory 580s hitting now? How come palit/gainward has stuff like this at launch? Does nvidia block everyone except palit from doing non-reference right out of the gate? Seems like a crappy system where these sorts of double memory cards always hit the market after it's saturated with the standard cards. I mean really, maybe all of 15 people will sell their 1536 card to buy a 3072 card, but had the 3072 cards been available at launch their sales would be pretty decent. With the 580 price not dropping since launch who would want to pick one up now? If you wanted one you'd of already bought it months ago. I'd say it was because manufactures know 28nm is going to be delayed and are digging in for the long haul, but this crap happens every generation.
     
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    There are indeed people who believe that more is better, both with RAM and VRAM. Of course that's not necesarily true, yet people are being fooled by tricks like the one above.
     
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    DAMN IT I JUST BOUGHT A LIGHTNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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    @douglatins you would not notice any real performance difference if you bought this edition compared to your purchase.
     
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    Seeing from 3gb performance comparison vs the 1.5gb, the difference is negligible on your resolution..
     
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    yep its kinda useless having 3 gig on the card, 1 or 2 gig is more acceptable since it aint help the performance much
    and it looks dual fan would be a new standard cooler of medium or high end cards:toast:
     
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