First official picture of MSI's N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition

3GB memory - I wonder if it limit the memory OC capabilities

MSI is getting ready to launch its insane version, sorry, Xtreme Edition version of the N580GTX Lightning and VR-Zone has scored the first official picture of the new graphics card. MSI has pulled out all the stops this time around and this should be one of the most powerful single GPU graphics cards out there.

MSI hasn't changed too much with regards to the physical appearance of the card, although the fan shroud is now black instead of gunmetal grey and the fans are blue. The box as announcing dust removal tech although the fan blades are actually the same as on the N580GTX Lighting, so we're not quite sure what have changed. Apparently MSI has also added some new kind of smart thermal sensor which is meant to prevent the card from overheating when overclocked.

However, none of this makes it an Xtreme Edition card and the real selling point of the new card is that it comes with a massive 3GB of GDDR5 memory. Sadly we don't know the clock speeds of the new card, but we'd expect them to be close to that of the non Xtreme Edition version. The card should launch sometime between now and Computex.


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Canada Vinster says:

MSI has been comming out with some nice looking products lately. i am curious on the performance of this unit though... 3GB?

Iran Olesius says:

fully black seems so better (without blue fan), anyway Lightning series is ROCK :D

Belgium Massman says:

I'm not really a fan of the cooler. But then again, we only have to see it for 5 minutes.

Eeky NoX says:

Massman said: I'm not really a fan of the cooler. But then again, we only have to see it for 5 minutes.

:rofl:
You may recieve a sample without any cooler lol

Hope it'll fly in scores !!!

Iran Olesius says:

Massman said: I'm not really a fan of the cooler. But then again, we only have to see it for 5 minutes.


that's right, Tek 9 Fat is better cooler for it :D

United States Hondacity says:

stummerwinter? where is the 1700mhz core :D

United States Splave says:

Massman said: I'm not really a fan of the cooler. But then again, we only have to see it for 5 minutes.

PUNintentional? ;)

Will the size of ram hamper the speed of the ram?

Belgium Massman says:

It's possible in two ways: - memory size requires different memory chips (lower bin) - memory size more stressing for IMC of gpu Might also not hurt the OC at all, we'll need to wait for actual results to make conclusion.

Iran Mehdi_FXX says:

Lightning Series are Extreme bud it seems Lightning Extreme is Extreme For MSI:d For Sure Msi make some changs in this card what named Lightning Extreme!

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