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MSI Unveils R5870 Lightning Graphics Card

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World-renowned graphics card and mainboard brand-manufacturer MSI has officially launched a new generation of the Lightning series, the R5870 Lightning. Not only are top-quality components used in the design, but the following features are also included: exclusive all Hi-c CAP for GPU power, 15-phase power design, two 8-pin external power connectors, special PCB design called LPL (Lightning Power Layer), Twin Frozr II Thermal design with 8mm SuperPipe technology…etc. These outstanding features boost overall performance and reliability to a whole new level. This can be described as a top-performing product specifically designed for the extreme gamers and built to be perfect.

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ill give it one thing, its fricking shiny...lol
 

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with shiny heatsinks, I think that is what I Saw in the pic.

Looks like when I am able to move to a 5870, this will be what I go for.
 
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ill give it one thing, its fricking shiny...lol
Seriously!

Though the 2 MSI cards I’ve owned previously broke within 6 months of owning them, I kind of like this shiny alien looking card. The gold/Blue DVI ports make it stand out aesthetically. However it’s a 5870, and I can’t justify buying anything more than these Saphire Toxics…I’ve only been running one so far and it’s more than enough for what I play right now (at least at my current resolution).

On a side note, people need to hire better graphic artists for stickers and box design. Only box designs that are noteworthy are XFX. I like whoever does their artwork for packaging and luckily their cards are nice.
 
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My msi 4830 broke in 24 hours :|
 

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You could play Frisbee with its PCB:



 
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y so big?
 

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Any heatsinks of the ram and vrms?
 

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what is with msi lately? theyve been selling things intended for serious overclocking/power and all the videos on youtube of how to blow up your hardware/break benchmark records
 
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I agree - nice looking card from MSI, prolly nice price too
 

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Nicely sized PCB picture: