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MSI Launches HD 6970 and GTX 580 Lightning Series Graphics Cards

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MSI, the leading global graphic card and motherboard manufacturer, today unveiled its two flagship cards: the N580GTX Lightning and the R6970 Lightning. These cards are specifically designed to handle the extreme overclocking which eager gamers and media outlets around the world have been waiting for. Industry-leading Power4 architecture and Twin Frozr III dual-fan cooling with innovative Propeller Blade technology brings together a solid power supply with advanced cooling technology. This results in huge boosts to overclocking potential and stability, enabling the air-cooled N580GTX Lightning to break the 1GHz core clock barrier with ease. The Lightning series of graphic cards is designed to offer the ultimate in overclocking capabilities and is the superior choice for overclocking enthusiasts seeking to set new world records.

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Matte dark grey. Yeah, that's appealing :rolleyes:
I'll stick with the shiny golden edition.
 

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12in is crazy for the 580. I was waiting to buy this card but there is no way it's fitting in my case.
 

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Lightning GTX580 you say... 1ghz may come up pretty soon on these cards :D

I would like them to also bin the best GF110's for cards of this caliber too, like Gigabyte's super overclock series, to add extra piece of mind and, under normal circumstances, overclockability.
 
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OMG I've been waiting for these to release and they both sound very yummy.....^_^
 
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Im getting one or 2 of these
 

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got both of them yday .. reviews soon
 

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Wizzard, MSI list 305mm for the length of the card. Could you either measure yourself or better yet take a pic of the lightning with a ref card? I have been waiting on this card for a while but not sure if it will fit in my case. I know that Asus's website has some wrong specs for their cards...
 

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omg...


i buyed the asus gtx 580, but this msi 580 is amazing too, :/, i hope will be so expensive haha.

PD: sry my eng :p XD
 
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got both of them yday .. reviews soon
hope the 580 perform well, that will be my next card

but then again whats point of upgrade with this lame console port games :ohwell: cough crysis 2 cough
 
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Wizzard, MSI list 305mm for the length of the card. Could you either measure yourself or better yet take a pic of the lightning with a ref card? I have been waiting on this card for a while but not sure if it will fit in my case. I know that Asus's website has some wrong specs for their cards...
31 cm starting at the pci-e slot cover (not including the output connectors)
 

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And I just had to buy a GTX 580 Twin Frozr II :(