MSI R5870 Lightning 2GB Graphics Card

Published: 3rd Jun 2010, 19:23 GMT

MSI Unveils R5870 Lightning 2GB Graphics Card - HotHardware

The Computex convention in Taipei officially kicked off this morning, and that means you can expect a spate of product announcements at every turn. One of those comes from MSI, who has just announced their R5870 Lightning graphics card. Built around the same 40nm manufacturing process as other HD 5870 parts and sporting the same 2GB of RAM, MSI says they took things to a new level by using military class components, a unique cooling solution, and a voltage regulator function.

Of interest to overclockers, MSI’s Lightning iteration includes a 15-phase PWM design to provide more power to the GPU and memory, as well as a built-in dual 8-pin power source interface. It’s all supplemented by server grade capacitors and solid state chokes for a longer lifespan and less noise and vibration.

On the cooling front, MSI equipped the Lightning R5870 with their Twin Frozr II heatsink/fan combo. The cooling solution comes with two 8cm fans and promises to cool 50 percent better than reference designs, MSI claims.

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