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Better cooling system.
Great singleGPU performance.
Overclockerfriendly VRM and software.
Voltage measurement points.
Support for changing three voltages.
DIP switches for dualBIOS and voltage adjustments.
Power consumption lower than reference design.
Native fullsize HDMI output.
It is still a GTX480, so draws a lot of power.
Small overclock out of the box.
Overclocking potential lower than expected.
High power consumption.
Large card, DirectX 11 relevance very limited at this time.
By TechReaction.net on December 24, 2010
The MSI GTX 480 Lightning is a spectacular looking card with the Twin Frozr III cooling solution installed on it. The MSI Afterburner software is extremely easy to use and makes overclocking the Lightning quick and painless. The voltage measuring...
By Expreview on November 29, 2010
Born For OverclockingWe have a detailed introduction and test towards MSI N480GTX Lightning,and believed that you have get to know its special function and overclocking performance well.Under the help of Twin Frozr III cooler and triple-overvoltage...
By PCWorld India on November 09, 2010
The MSI N480GTX Lightning is a customized take upon the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480. While already known to be powerful out of the box, this card adds some more to the party. The additions include a better cooling design, a factory overclock for more...
By Guru of 3D on November 02, 2010
MSI GeForce GTX 480 Lightning gets tested MSI a week or two ago finally launched their new GeForce GTX 480, this is the Lightning edition that has been pimped up and equipped for extreme overclocking, especially with sub-zero cooling like LN2, for...
By HardOCP on October 26, 2010
With its LN2 features, the MSI N480GTX Lightning is a great video card for those interested in truly extreme overclocking. For the rest of us, however, its effectiveness is somewhat limited by that fact that if you aren’t going to be breaking...
By Overclock3D on October 21, 2010
If you're the kind of reader who zips straight here then you might be wondering how the MSI N480GTX Lightning will fare under the scrutiny of the OC3D guys.If you read the review though, you already know exactly what we think.The MSI N480GTX...
By techPowerUp! on October 20, 2010
MSI's GeForce GTX 480 Lightning delivers the most complete feature set targeted at overclockers available today. The card offers software voltage control for up to three voltages, combined with MSI's Afterburner overclocking tool, this makes...
By Hardware-Test on January 07, 2011
Så er vi nået til konklusionen, med GTX-480 Lightning har MSI forsøgt at levere overclockerens gudekort. Og mens kortet viser nogle gode ideer, så er jeg skuffet jeg har ofte har fat i gode MSI produkter, men dette kort føles...
By CowcotLand on January 04, 2011
Que penser de cette GTX 480, déjà elle est capable de réconcilier n’importe quel Geek avec la 480, température et bruit sont plus que maitrisés. La Lightning est la carte de tout les superlatifs, puissantes, imposantes,...
By 01net on December 06, 2010
Alors que la GeForce GTX 580 remplace officiellement la GTX 480, MSI sort – encore – une version de cette dernière. Le constructeur de composants et de PC portables est bien décidé à mettre sa N480GTX Lightning sur le...
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