Gainward GTX 580 3072MB or N580GTX Lightning

hi guys,,,,I am stuck here,please advise me which one to choose,,,Gainward GTX 580 3072MB or MSI N580GTX Lightning twinfrozrIII????? which one is cooler and which one is better

even slightly? I play at 1920x1080 with maximum settings,,,and I want to change my monitor in the future and play at higher resolution maybe,,, please help me as I am

off to buy one of these 2 cards next week.Thanks in advance
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  1. The MSI Lightning is slightly faster (has a higher factory overclock) and has better components for serious overclocking, both cards will run very cool.

    I would opt for the MSI GTX580 Lightning.
  2. Get the 1.5GB video memory version. Unless playing at a higher resolution than 1920x1080 a 3GB card will be a waste.
  3. He said he was planning to buy another monitor and play at a higher resolution later.

    If you are sure that you want to game at a higher resolution then spend the extra 70 dollars for the extra 1.5GB of memory.
  4. The OP stated maybe he was going to buy another monitor.
  5. gmcizzle said:



    not Xtreme Edition,just lightning,the first link
  6. gmcizzle said:


    not the xtreme edition,just the lightning,the first link
  7. Well at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 1.5gb of VRAM is enough for any game currently. At higher resolutions such as 2560x1600 you really want 2gb+.
  8. Stick with MSI as 1.5GB is enough for 1080p
  9. If you are on a budget, then purchase the 1.5GB one. If you aren't on a budget then why not purchase the 3GB one?
  10. Warmacblu said:
    If you are on a budget, then purchase the 1.5GB one. If you aren't on a budget then why not purchase the 3GB one?


    you know,in my country Phantom is cheaper than MSI lightning,I am on a budget to some extent,,and here for gtx 580 or many other components we should pay 100$ or

    more than their real prices,if in the USA someone for example buys gtx 580 just 500$,we buy it 600$ or a little more. but I should check the MSI Xtreme edition price as it has

    3GB VRAM and has been overclocked better than its rivals. Did you know that the GAINWARD GTX 580 Golden sample is slightly stronger than Phantom???


    http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=325&pagenumber=5


    http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item/21800-gainward-gtx-580-3gb-phantom-tested
  11. Gainward has a promotion with Razer Battlefield 3 mouse.
    If you buy Gainward cards, you may win one!!

    http://www.gainward.com/BF3Razer/
  12. jack_chen11 said:
    Gainward has a promotion with Razer Battlefield 3 mouse.
    If you buy Gainward cards, you may win one!!

    http://www.gainward.com/BF3Razer/


    Who would bet on that? :pt1cable:
  13. Golden sample cards are amazing
  14. Hikaru_60 said:
    Who would bet on that? :pt1cable:


    I bought Phantom,but in my country there is no promotion to win a mouse unfortunately.
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