MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition (XE) 3GB Review

Author: SKYMTL
Date: May 30, 2011
Product Name: MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition
Part Number: N580GTX-Lightning-XE
Warranty: 3 Years
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Overclocking Results

Overclocking on this card was a joy due to MSIís AfterBurner software and we were actually able to increase core clocks past the 1Ghz mark. This was actually stable for normal gaming which is surprising since GTX 580 cards rarely hit this point on air cooling while retaining stability. Memory overclocking was a bit tougher which is likely due to the 256MB ICs.

All results were achieved with voltages of 1.23V on the GPU and an additional 40mV on the GDDR5 memory. Naturally, these increases led to a spike in heat production so the fans were increased to 75% in order to compensate.

Core Clock: 1009Mhz
Engine Clock: 2018Mhz
Memory Clock: 4380Mhz (QDR)


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