MSI's Lightning Series of graphics card started with the N260GTX Lightning that built on a redesigned PCB with better components, custom cooling solution, overclocking software bundle and military theme.
The second Lightning card is the N275GTX Lightning 1792 MB that we have on our testbench today. It features a new Twin Frozr II cooler which uses two 80 mm fans and five heatipes. The memory size has also been doubled compared to the normal GTX 275. This being an overclocker card it is to be expected that it doesn't come at stock clocks. The new clock speeds are 700 / 1150 / 1404.
What makes this card very interesting is that it comes at an agressive price of USD 306 as well - other manufacturers charge premium for even the slightest overclocking features.
|GeForce GTS |
250 1 GB
|MSI N275GTX |
HD 4870 X2
|Shader units||800||128||128||192||800||800||240||240||240||2x 800||240|
|Memory Size||512 MB||512 MB||1024 MB||896 MB||512 MB||1024 MB||896 MB||1792 MB||1024 MB||2x 1024 MB||1024 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||448 bit||256 bit||256 bit||448 bit||448 bit||512 bit||2x 256 bit||512 bit|
|Core Clock||625 MHz||675 MHz||738 MHz||576 MHz||750 MHz||850 MHz||633 MHz||700 MHz||602 MHz||750 MHz||648 MHz|
|Memory Clock||993 MHz||1100 MHz||1100 MHz||999 MHz||900 MHz||975 MHz||1134 MHz||1150 MHz||1107 MHz||900 MHz||1242 MHz|