MSI GTX580 Lightning Review

Far Cry 2 and Metro 2033

MSI GTX580 Lightning Review

Far Cry 2

Finally we find a test in which the Lightning doesn't set fire to our trousers, and surprisingly it's the older Far Cry 2. One of the very first DirectX 10 games it can't take advantage of everything the Lightning has to offer. It's still no slouch though, pulling clear of a twin-card HD6870 setup.


Metro 2033

If there is one game we test that metaphorically shrugs its shoulders and gets all aloof with a single card it's Metro 2033. Stubborn doesn't begin to cover it. The brutality of the Lightning merely laughs and gets back to punishing polygons, going 8 FPS faster on average than the reference card. It's almost up there with twin card setups which are renowned for being suited to Metro 2033.

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Most Recent Comments

25-03-2011, 11:53:56

AHHHHH! so that was what it was. all the secracy when reviewing the H2 Quote

25-03-2011, 12:01:35

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Was it worth the wait?
IMO the MSI GPU's (FRZ) are always worth the wait

Thanks VB for the review Quote

25-03-2011, 12:13:26

Did you need to bump the voltage to get that kind of OC? I am tempted to OC my Palit GTX580 because it has the palit's cooler with two cooling fans on it. I just dont know what voltages are needed to OC these cards. The default voltage on my card is 1.0vQuote

25-03-2011, 12:33:06

Mmmm - tri-SLI too - me like Quote

25-03-2011, 12:36:08

I just had an accident after looking at the results, brb.Quote

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