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MSI teases the GPU world with R6970 and N580GTX Lightning graphics cards!

MSI announce HD6970 and GTX580 based Lightning cards

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 28, 2010 at 11:54 pm CST (0 mins, 55 secs time to read)

MSI did not only work up the netbook market with their U270 announcement, but they're planning to punch GPU makers in the face with their new HD6970 and GTX580 Lightning based cards.

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Both cards feature the new cooling solution called Twin Frozr III. We can't see if there's any changes on the GPU itself, but we can see that the cooler looks boss - the N580GTX Lightning is powered by dual 8-pin PCI-e connectors which should give users some serious overclocking potential and world records will most likely be smashed with some of these puppies.

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The R6970 includes dual DVI-I, HDMI and two mini DisplayPort connectors. Interestingly, the N580GTX also includes more outputs for video - now including a pair of DVI-I connectors, HDMI and (drum roll...) DisplayPort! Although, you're still limited to just two outputs at the same time, but it does increase it's use and upgrade ability with screens in the future.

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There's also a BIOS switch at the rear of the PCB - hopefully we find out what that is soon!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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