For extreme overclocking enthusiasts, the MSI Lightning series has always been the graphics card to die for. The N580GTX Lighting Xtreme Edition not only comes with a massive 3GB of GDDR5 graphics memory, but also incorporates Propeller Blade fans featuring two new technologies (Smart Temp Sensor and Dust Removal) and Twin Frozr III cooling. This FANtastic graphics card also supports Afterburner's latest Triple Temp Monitor technology - not to mention the Triple Overvoltage support and top Military Class II components. Unique to the Lightning series, the N580GTX Lighting Xtreme Edition's combination of Power4 Architecture and extreme overclocking design elements leave it the undisputed king of single-GPU graphics cards!
Revolutionary Fan Design with Dust Removal & Smart Temp Sensor Dust Removal: When the system is turned on, the graphics card fans will rotate in the opposite direction for 30 seconds. By running in reverse, the fan helps to remove dust from the heatsink fins to ensure optimal cooling every time. Smart Temp Sensor: the color of the fan blades dynamically change from blue to white when ambient air temperatures are above 45 degrees to signal high operating conditions.
Triple Temp Monitor Triple Temp Monitor for GPU/Memory/MOSFET is the latest feature added to MSI's proprietary Afterburner overclocking utility. With temperature sensor chips used on these crucial areas of the graphics card, Afterburner's monitoring window can display the GPU, memory, and power supply module temperatures in real-time. This not only enables the user to monitor the graphics card's operation, but also to check system temperatures in order to make improvements to the system's overall cooling strategy for smoother operation.
MSI Power4 Architecture for Overclocking Stability The N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition inherits the impressive Power4 architecture from previous Lightning series cards along with improved components and design in four areas. Besides the 16 phase PWM design, the PWM module is twice as large as before and provides double the amount of current to the GPU. Memory has its own independent power supply using an 8-pin connector for minimum interference to greatly increase overclocking potential. The next-generation Proadlizer capacitor (*4) increases signal stability by leaps and bounds while CopperMOS, with 2x high current capacity, provides the GPU with a large and stable power supply. Combined, these features provide extreme overclocking enthusiasts with a more stable operating environment and the best performance out there.
Twin Frozr III and Propeller Blade Technology for Supreme Cooling The all new Twin Frozr III cooling design utilizes the innovative Propeller Blade technology to create 20% more airflow compared to conventional fan blades. The airflow also covers a large surface to remove heat quickly and effectively, and coupled with nickel-plated copper base, twin 9cm PWM fans, SuperPipe technology, and the form-in-one heatsink, the result is 21°C cooler and 5.5dB quieter than the reference design under full loads.
Extreme Overclocking Functions For hardware enthusiasts, the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition comes with exclusive extreme overclocking features. Apart from V-Check Points and V-Switch for monitoring and adjusting the GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI) voltages in real time, Dual Bios and XtremeCool switches help to effectively prevent potential problems stemming from liquid nitrogen cooling. PWM Clock Tuner also helps to increase overclocking potential. All these functions come together to make the N580GTX Lightning the ultimate graphics card for extreme overclocking.
Top Quality Military Class II Components & LPL (Lightning Power Layer) The MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition uses top-quality Military Class II components including All Solid Cap for overclocking and full-speed operation, SFC for 10% higher efficiency, and 30% increase in maximum current, as well as Hi-c Cap with Tantalum core which boasts 8 times the lifetime of conventional solid capacitors. These high-quality components not only increase the graphics cards' overall service life but also enhance GPU stability. Independent circuit design for GPU, memory and power layer decreases noise between different signals to ensure extreme power stability.
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