MSI N480GTX Lightning Review EXCLUSIVE

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MSI N480GTX Lightning Review

Crysis Warhead

If this was a boxing match the towel would have been thrown in by now. The MSI N480GTX Lightning is spanking the GTX480 so hard it's almost like it's a different card rather than the same card but done properly.


Metro 2033

Finally we have a game that closes the gap between our cards, although as we've proven from previous testing it's more because Metro 2033 isn't very well optimised rather than any inherent flaws in the testing. Even still the Lightning manages to eke out enough of a lead to show its dominance.


Mafia II

Finally we have the excellent, if a little short, Mafia II. By virtue of its console roots all of our cards can give immense frame-rates in this game. Still the Lightning at stock is keeping tabs on the overclocked reference 480 and the overclocked Lightning is in a difference league altogether.

Turn the page for the most predicatable conclusion in OC3D history...

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Most Recent Comments

21-10-2010, 15:46:04

Mmmmm. I find that cooler seriously arousing lol.

Pricey though.Quote

21-10-2010, 16:02:19

About time someone applied this kind of cooling to a 480. Fermi would have a much better name now if this was how it was released.

Really strange to see cool, quiet, and 480 in the same review .Quote

21-10-2010, 16:12:29

I would be curious to see how the Frozr III compares to the Frozr II that MSI already has on a 480 gtx.

Good to see that someone finally tamed the beast of the 480. Sales for that sucker should go up.Quote

21-10-2010, 16:15:13

hmm may have gone for this if i hadn't just bought my 2 gtx 460s Quote

21-10-2010, 16:30:45

WOW thats fantsticQuote

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