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MSI Releases the Record-Breaking N480GTX Lightning Graphics Card to Market

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The Lightning graphics card series from the world-leading graphics card and mainboard manufacturer, MSI, has been receiving unanimous recognition from power users and major media worldwide. The new member of the series, N480GTX Lightning, is tailored for extreme overclocking. By the world's first Power4 architecture to provide sufficient and stable power, the OC potential of the N480GTX Lightning has been significantly increased. With its incredible core clock – 1450MHz, N480GTX Lightning created the new world record of 3DMark Vantage at 39281. Without a doubt, the N480GTX Lightning is, by far, the top graphics card designed for Extreme Overclocking.

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Price is $550, reviewed here.
 
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Wow 6+2 x2 and 1x 6 pin for power.......Nice card but that cooler look like it belongs on AMD cards.
 
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I know everyone's enthusiastic about the hd6000 and the gtx580 but i just have to say, this card is friggin gorgeous and damn expensive.
 
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the remarkable thing is the fact that it draws less power and is quieter than the reference gtx 480
 

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I know everyone's enthusiastic about the hd6000 and the gtx580 but i just have to say, this card is friggin gorgeous and damn expensive.
I agree! This looks amazing for a video card, but at $550, and 22 pins for power, no thanks.
 
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Cool card, but does it really suck down more power than a single 5970? :wtf: Nvidia hasn't released an updated core to the GTX480 yet?
 

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bad time to be buying a 480....
 
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that cooler look like it belongs on AMD cards.
It does actually lol:roll:
Your both just bias towards the colour :p
Nvidia cards should have red on the coolers and AMD should have green :p

On a more serious note i really like the look of this card and love the features, pcb layout, components, the vrm/memory heatsink plate.... hate the fact that even with such a big dual fan cooler it sill throttles back due to heat before it hits it's oc limit, this card is just begging for water.... or LN2 :rockout:
 
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Nvidia cards should have red on the coolers and AMD should have green :p
I hope in 80 years you end up in a farm with 4 pigs and 27 cats for this blasphemy. lol
 
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I hope in 80 years you end up in a farm with 4 pigs and 27 cats for this blasphemy. lol
:laugh::roll::laugh: your bias about the colours as well :p how do you know i would not love to live on a farm with some animals?.... ok i really would hate about 25 of the 27 cats and all of the pigs :laugh:

Really nvidia and ati/amd could swap to pink and purple and i would not care who had what colour, it's all about the silicone :D