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MSI GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Lightning Overclocked Video Card Review - Total Value Rating (TVR)

The fastest single GPU card on the market gets a little faster thanks to MSI. Whats this Lightning version offer us?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 11, 2011 9:19 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: MSI

Total Value Rating

 

The TVR graph is the TPR score divided by the price of the video card. The price of the video card is based on the list price of the model on Newegg.com. In the event the card isn't listed, it will be based on the U.S. $ MSRP given to us by the manufacturer.

 

In the event we can't source a price from either, the product will not receive a TVR rating. As with our TPR graph, the amount of video cards on the list will grow over time and the price of the model won't change from what it was when first reviewed. For this reason the U.S. $ price that the card is based off will be included next to the name of the model.

 

In the event you want to find the TVR rating yourself based on the current price, all you have to do is simply divide the TPR number by the list price.

 

TVR numbers are rounded to the nearest whole number; 100.3 will be 100; 100.8 will be 101 and 100.5 will be rounded down to 100.

 

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The $500+ price tag is indeed a big jump over the AMD version of the card, but it's not a big surprise as when we get more performance on these higher end cards the overall value does indeed tend to drop. Of course, this just tells us the value in a pure FPS you get to cost of the card. If you want the fastest single GPU card, then its value is enormous too you.

 

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