MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition 3 GB

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition 3 GB

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Introduction



MSI has a long history of making highest-end enthusiast graphics cards for overclockers. Their "Lightning" series has seen several models, the latest being GTX 580 Lightning. Today MSI releases their new GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition. The Xtreme Edition Lightning features 3 GB of memory instead of the 1.5 GB on the "normal" Lightning. It also comes with an improved thermal solution that adds a dust removal feature and color changing fan (based on temperature). In terms of clocks nothing has changed on the MSI Lightning Xtreme Edition, they are the same as on the regular MSI GTX 580 Lightning. We asked MSI for a final retail price of their GTX 580 Lightning Extreme Edition, but they haven't got back to us yet. We estimate the price of the new Lightning Xtreme at $600.

GeForce GTX 580 Market Segment Analysis
 GeForce
GTX 560 Ti
Radeon
HD 6950
GeForce
GTX 570
Radeon
HD 6970
GeForce
GTX 580
MSI GTX 580
Lightning
MSI GTX 580
Lightning Xtreme
Shader Units38414084801536512512512
ROPs32324032484848
Graphics ProcessorGF114CaymanGF110CaymanGF110GF110GF110
Transistors1950M2640M3000M2640M3000M3000M3000M
Memory Size1024 MB2048 MB1280 MB2048 MB1536 MB1536 MB3192 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit256 bit320 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit
Core Clock823 MHz800 MHz732 MHz880 MHz772 MHz832 MHz832 MHz
Memory Clock1002 MHz1250 MHz950 MHz1375 MHz1002 MHz1050 MHz1050 MHz
Price$230$275$330$370$490$525$600?
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