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MSI R5870 Lightning
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Launch SRP S$679

MSI R5870 Lightning


Overall rating 9/10Most Overclockable Product

When MSI first introduced the Lightning series, we were blown away by the cards' outstanding engineering and their willingness and ability to be overclocked to the extreme. If past experience is anything to go by, then we are sure the MSI R5870 Lightning will be equally jaw-dropping.


Performance:
9
Features:
9.5
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Loads of high-end features
Effective cooler
Impressive overclocking performance
THE BAD
Memory overclocking is poor.
Stock clock speeds are a tad conservative.

Product Specification

Core Code Cypress XT
GPU Transistor Count 2150 million
Manufacturing Process 40nm
Core Clock 850MHz
Stream Processors 1600
Stream Processor Clock 850MHz
Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) 80
Raster Operator units (ROP) 32
Memory Clock (DDR) 4800MHz DDR
Memory Bus width 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 153.6GB/s
PCI Express Interface PCIe ver 2.0 x16
Power Connectors 2 x 8-pin
Multi GPU Technology CrossFireX
DVI Outputs 2
HDCP Output Support Yes