Monday, July 25, 2011

MSI N480GTX Lightning Edition Twin Frozr III (NVIDIA GTX 480)

The card and its very huge packaging box.

          Today's technology where rapidly changing so fast and almost every week there's a lot of new hardware release especially in computer industry.Few days ago I purchased this monster card(MSI GTX 480 Lightning Edition) as a replacement on my previous graphic card (ASUS GTX 460 Direct Cu 1Gb DDR5). I can say that MSI built well because every component of this card where all military class type (MSI trade mark for high end components on motherboards and video cards).  This graphic card composed of dual BIOS, DIP switches and has three voltage measurement socket which later I'll show you. Ill try to run several games like Need for Speed Shift 2, NBA 2K11, Lost Planet 2,Starcraft II and Crysis 2 whereas this games run smoothly on maximum settings with 16X AA. 
         One more thing I'll like on this card was its  power management. We know the GTX 480 consumes a lot of power but MSI built a very good power profile whereas the clocks of memory and GPU automatically adjust as low as 50Mhz on GPU and 75Mhz on memory( nice work MSI).

Additional actual photo of MSI N480GTX Lightning Ed:
This card measures approx 11 inches long.

 
Back  of the card. It includes metal back-plate which helps the card to lower down the temperature.






Specs comparison with other video cards:


Radeon
HD 5850
GeForce
GTX 470
Radeon
HD 5870
GeForce
GTX 480
MSI GTX
480 Lightning
Radeon
HD 5970
Shader units 144044816004804802x 1600
ROPs32403248482x 32
GPUCypressGF100CypressGF100GF1002x Cypress
Transistors2154M3200M2154M3200M3200M2x 2154M
Memory Size1024 MB1280 MB1024 MB1536 MB1536 MB2x 1024 MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bit 320 bit 256 bit 384 bit 384 bit 2x 256 bit
Core Clock725 MHz 607 MHz 850 MHz 700 MHz 750 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Clock1000 MHz 837 MHz 1200 MHz 924 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz

The DIP switches for advance overclocking features.
3 power socket (2x 8 pin and 1x 6pin).


 My Test Setup for this card:
Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 B55 unlocked @ 3.6Ghz
Motherboard : MSI 870 G45 AM3
Memory: 4gb Gskill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133Mhz
Video card: MSI N480 GTX Lightning 1536mb DDR5 384bit
Hard Disk : 1Terabyte SATA III Seagate HDD 7200 rpm
Chassis : Coolermaster 690 I Casing


3D Mark 2011 and 3D Mark Vantage benchmark:



     For me the MSI N480GTX Lighting Edition is the fastest Fermi GPU in line with NVIDIA 400 GTX Series available in the market. I've never seen a video card that has independent voltage control which is very useful for extreme overclocking.

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