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MSI R5870 Lightning

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MSI R5870 Lightning Review

maximum pc
14 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Factory overclocked graphics cards seem too good to be true. You get increased performance plus the manufacturer’s warranty. XFX’s Radeon HD 5870 XXX was the first factory-OC’d version of that GPU we reviewed (May 2010); that card pushed core clocks to 875MHz and memory to 1,300MHz (5,200MHz effective.) Now MSI is jumping into the game, and unlike XFX, builds a custom cooler onto its 1GB R5870 Lightning.
  • Pros: Factory overclocked with warranty support; custom cooling solution.
  • Cons: Pricier than the competition; limited success in actually overclocking.
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MSI R5870 Lightning Video Card Review

22 June 2010
  • Summary: Today we have MSI's latest Lightning series video card, the R5870 Lightning on our test bench. Is it an explosive success, a shocking failure, or none of the above? We checked it out with the help of six of today's hottest games, and we're here to tell you what we found. The results just might surprise you!
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MSI R5870 Lightning

Legion Hardware
18 April 2010
  • Summary: The MSI R5870 Lightning is an impressive graphics card with a number of unique design aspects. In terms of features, build quality and overclocking abilities, it is by far the best Radeon HD 5870 graphics card that we know of. The fact that we could overclock the core to 1GHz with the memory at 5.4GHz and not end up with a swirling vortex that tried to suck the case door in, is impressive.
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Overall 9

MSI R5870 Lightning Review

15 June 2010
  • Excerpt: 0 Flares 0 Flares × The ATI HD5870 video card redefined high end gaming when it was released many months ago, taking the performance crown as the fastest single core solution on the market. Even though nVidia have knocked it off the number one perch with the GTX480, many enthusiasts still prefer the HD5870 thanks to the lower power drain and cooler temperatures.
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Ride the Lightning - MSI R5870 Lightning

Hardware Zone
28 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Overall, we are pleased with the MSI R5870 Lightning's performance as it performed up to our expectations. And although it was lagging behind the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X at some of the benchmarks, the difference is negligible and could be because of the difference in driver packages used. Performance aside, we were impressed with the efficiency of the Twin Frozr II cooler.
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9 June 2010
  • Excerpt: 自2 0 0 9 年微星正式推出針對效能玩家所設計的Lightning系列後,不但引起相當多的討論,也締造多項傲人的超頻紀錄,這也讓玩家更為關注這次全新推出的R5870 Lightning閃電版;究竟這款效能精品有哪些獨到之處, 以下就讓筆者為各位一一介紹。 圖 / ↑15相的電源相位設計,提供超頻環境下充足的電力供應。 圖 / 軍規級用料100%SSC固態電感 圖 / 獨家P r o a d i z e r與Hi-c CAP電容設計,滿足超頻時GPU的供電需求 圖 / Twin Frozr II雙風扇設計,可有效解決超頻時的廢熱問題 至於在實際遊戲的測試部分,筆者選擇了目前相當HOT的格鬥遊戲—快打旋風4(Street Fighter 4)來測試,Lightning預設的時脈(900MHz/1200MHz)與公版(850MHz/1200GHz)相比,FPS提升了2張(118.05至120.17 FPS),而若同樣超頻至1GHz/1250MHz的話,FPS更大幅提升達11張(118.05至129.14...
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MSI R5870 Lightning

9 May 2010
  • Summary: Cuando llega el momento de dar las conclusiones sobre un producto siempre nos encontramos ante la disyuntiva de poder resumir de la mejor manera posible las mejores características y los puntos débiles del producto analizado con el fin de dar un vistazo final y resumido de lo que comprobamos en nuestro laboratorio.
  • Pros: Sistema de refrigeración de alta performance.
  • Cons: N/A.
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Test: MSI R5870 Lightning

3 May 2010
  • Excerpt: "Maak de best overklokbare Radeon HD 5870 videokaart!" Met die opdracht werden de ingenieurs van MSI aan het werk gezet bij de ontwikkeling van de R5870 Lightning. Het resultaat: een kaart met een compleet andere PCB, een aantal unieke mogelijkheden én zoals beloofd een uitstekend overklokpotentieel.
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MSI R5870 Lightning: nata per l'overclock estremo

Hardware Station
22 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Chi vi scrive non vi nasconde che dall’annuncio di questa proposta MSI, l’interesse e la voglia di avere questo prodotto sotto mano è stata tanta, e oggi abbiamo finalmente in anteprima italiana la possibilità di provarlo.
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MSI R5870 Lightning

4 February 2010
  • Summary: Nous n’allons pas faire durer le suspens, le R5870 Lightning est une bonne carte graphique. Tout d’abord parce qu’elle dispose d’un Radeon HD 5870 qui, malgré la sortie du GTX 480 s’avère terriblement efficace, mais aussi et surtout grâce au ventirad Twin Frozr II. Il permet de gagner environ 9°C en charge et au repos par rapport au ventirad de référence AMD/ATI et cela, tout en étant plus silencieux que ce dernier.
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