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MSI GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) DirectX 11 N480GTX Lightning 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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  • 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 750 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 480 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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The new member of MSI Lightning Series family, the N480GTX Lightning is tailor-made for extreme overclocking. MSI introduces the unique Power4 Architecture to provide the most powerful and stable power for the N480GTX Lightning, thus leading to significantly increased overclocking potential. The N480GTX Lightning is also rich in exclusive features, including the new Twin Frozr III thermal solution that lowers GPU temperatures by 18°C compared to the reference design and Triple Overvoltage through MSI’s Afterburner software.

  • newegg MSI Power4 Architecture The N480GTX Lightning features the industry-first Power4 Architecture to enhance the relevant design and material of four types of power supply. These include 16 Phase PWM design to provide three times more electricity for the GPU; the next-gen capacitor, Proadlizer x 4, to significantly enhance signal stability; the industry-best MOSEFT, CopperMOS, to supply sufficient and stable power to the GPU and memory; and the uniquely designed 6-pin power connector to provide the pure power for memory.
  • newegg Twin Frozr III Thermal Design The N480GTX Lightning is equipped the latest Twin Frozr III thermal design. A large nickel plated copper base is connected to a dense fin arrangement through MSI’s exclusive 8mm Superpipes. The front and the back of the card, including components like the memory modules are connected to two form-in-one heat-sinks. The whole package gets cooled by large, low-noise, 9cm double fan solution. When working under full load, the Twin Frozr III cooler is able to cool up to 18°C cooler than the reference design.
  • newegg Triple Overvoltage (GPU/Memory/PLL) by Afterburner When combining the N480GTX Lightning with the MSI-exclusive Afterburner utility, users can adjust the GPU and memory clock speeds as well as the voltages of the GPU, memory and PLL to unleash the OC potential of the N480GTX Lightning totally. The Triple Overvoltage function boosts the OC performance of the N480GTX Lightning up to 34% higher than the reference design and allows users to get the best-ever performance from a N480GTX Lightning.
  • newegg Extreme OC Performance The N480GTX Lightning even adapts the MSI-exclusive Extreme OC Functions to fulfill the hardware demand of power users. In addition to the V-Check Points and V-Switch for measuring and adjusting GPU/Memory/PLL voltage instantaneously, the Dual BIOS and XtremeCool can effectively prevent any potential problem under LN2 extreme overclocking. Moreover, the PWM Clock Tuner enables to raise the OC capability. All in All, the N480GTX Lightning is the king of graphics cards designed for extreme overclocking.
  • newegg Next-Generation Military Class Components The N480GTX Lightning is built with select next-gen Military Class Components. These include Hi-c CAPs with a lifespan eight times longer than ordinary solid state capacitors, the SFCs (Super Ferrite Chokes) that enhance current flow by 30% and solid state capacitors with a lifespan of 10 years. With top military class components, the N480GTX Lightning has a longer lifespan and better stability to build the best performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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