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MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Giveaway Winners for October 2010 Announced

Here are the winners of the MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Hardware Giveaway, for the month of October 2010. panning across September and October, the contests gives six lucky winners some epic graphics hardware from MSI. This is the closing month of the contest. The winners for this month are:
  • Kamil from the Czech Republic, wins MSI R5870 Lightning
  • Thomas from Denmark, wins MSI N460GTX HAWK
  • Damir from Croatia, wins MSI R5770 HAWK
Congratulations to the winners. MSI will contact them directly and arrange for the shipping of the prizes. TechPowerUp would like to thank the nice people at MSI for making the giveaway possible, we will return with more such awesome giveaways to the GPU-Z community.

MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Giveaway Winners for September 2010 Announced

Presenting the winners of the MSI TechPowerUp GPU-Z Hardware Giveaway, for the month of September 2010. Spanning across September and October, the contests gives six lucky winners some rad graphics cards from MSI. The winners for this month are:
  • Patrick from United States, wins MSI R5870 Lightning
  • Ken from Taiwan, wins MSI N460GTX HAWK
  • Oskar from Poland, wins MSI R5770 HAWK
Congratulations to the winners. MSI will contact them directly and arrange for the shipping of the prizes. There's one more month to go. If you haven't participated yet, download the latest TechPowerUp GPU-Z and follow the instructions on the "MSI Giveaway" tab. If you've already filled up your entry, please don't resubmit, it will still be part of the October draw, multiple entries are disqualified. Good Luck!

TechPowerUp Announces GPU-Z 0.4.6, MSI GPU-Z Giveaway

TechPowerUp today released version 0.4.6 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem diagnostic utility that provides you with detailed tech-specs of your installed graphics processors, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. The new version packs with it support for new GPUs that are being released in the weeks to come, detection for some future GPUs, and a range of stability enhancements. It features detection of upcoming GeForce GTS/GT 400 GPUs, elementary support for AMD Radeon HD 6000 series GPUs, improved BIOS reading, and stability fixes pertaining to certain sensor chips.

With this release, MSI and TechPowerUp are teaming up for a new Hardware Giveaway, that lets six lucky winners win some rad graphics hardware from MSI over two months (three each month). We are giving away two each of the MSI R5870 Lightning, MSI N460GTX HAWK, and MSI R5770 HAWK. To participate, simply fill out the "MSI Giveaway" tab in GPU-Z. Be sure to check more details about the giveaway linked inside that tab. Good Luck!

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.6

The complete list of changes with this version follows.

MSI Unveils R5870 Lightning Graphics Card

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.

The new MSI R5870 Lightning features the industry's first 15-phase (13+2) power supply design; comparing to the reference-design 7 (5+2)-phase power supply module, it provides more than twice the power required by the GPU; It also features two 8-pin external power connectors, allowing more ample power supply for the R5870 Lightning; In addition, the design of the new R5870 Lightning has also incorporated a dedicated LPL (Lightning Power Layer) design, which is designed for GPU and memory power. This helps to increase the stability of power supply and also reduce noise.

MSI HD 5870 Lightning disassembled

As we previously reported, MSI is working on a Lightning Edition of the ATI Radeon HD 5870. The card will be designed with overclockers in mind and comes with two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors for maximum power delivery. It also has easily accessible measuring points for the GPU voltages - a voltmodder's dream. Today we received several new pictures from an anonymous source in Taiwan that shows the card in all its glory.

More pictures below the fold.

MSI Readies HD 5870 Lightning Graphics Card

MSI is designing a high-end graphics card based on the ATI Radeon HD 5870, to be featured in its Lightning series of overclocking-friendly graphics cards. A PCB drawing of the same surfaced recently, revealing a taller than usual PCB, with a high-grade VRM to support high-levels of overclocking, among other noticeable features. The PCB seems to have a 12-phase vGPU and 3-phase vMEM, it is fed by two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors, though it remains to be seen if MSI places two actual 8-pin connectors. Some parts of the PCB make use of high-C surface-mount capacitors. The display connectivity cluster seems to be identical to that of the reference design PCB, with two DVI-D, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. It is likely that MSI uses a high-end cooler for this card, perhaps similar to the Twin Frozr II design. More information will surface during the upcoming CES event.

Source: XtremeSystems
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