MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1.5GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1.5GB GDDR5 PCIe
89
Based on 9 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Overclocked out of the box.
  • Good additional overclocking potential.
  • Dual BIOS switch.

Cons:

  • Noisy fan under load.
  • Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking.

Expert reviews and ratings

By APC Magazine on 90

Sometimes the naming conventions of the VGA options from NVIDIA and AMD combined with the naming conventions of the OEMs like MSI, ASUS and GIGABYTE create some truly mind-bending names. Thankfully, MSI has created a series of cards so excellent, you...

By Ocaholic on -

With the GTX 580 Lightning, MSI has a graphics card in its portfolio which promises to be extra class. Therefore the card comes with a completely customized TwinFrozerII cooler as well as a PCB that has been redesigned from bottom up. In this case...

By HardwareZone.com on 80

The specifications of the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme are no doubt impressive. Clock speeds out of the box are among the highest we have seen and that 3GB of GDDR5 memory will surely catch the attention of any enthusiast. Throw in that unique,...

By Pureoverclock on -

The GTX 580 Lightning Twin Frozr III successfully continues MSI's tradition of bringing graphics cards that feature high performance and low temperatures to consumers that demand top quality products. This card is a behemoth in just about every...

By HardOCP on -

The MSI N580GTX Lightning is without a doubt the finest GeForce GTX 580 based video card we've seen. MSI really showed what its power-saving technologies can do with this video card. It uses less power when idling and under load than the reference...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Another showcase product from MSI and an ideal partner for a performance...

By TechRadar on 90

Nvidia's GTX 580 is a highly desirable card. AMD doesn't have a card to rival it. The HD 6970 is decent but doesn't compete directly. And the dual Antilles-powered HD 6990 overshoots the price mark at £540. What's more, the GTX 580...

By Hardware Canucks on -

The reference GTX 580 is undeniably a tough act to improve upon. With it, NVIDIA was able to curb the rampant power consumption, noise and heat production which defined its predecessor while significantly increasing overall performance. In our...

By Guru of 3D on -

It's not often that we are as impressed with a graphics card as the product we test today, so a little warning in advance might be appropriate here. So dark clouds however the Guru3D laboratories in the Netherlands, a flash, a thunderbolt and BAM...

By techPowerUp! on 94

MSI's GeForce GTX 580 Lightning is a GTX 580 on steroids, once you played with it you don't want to go back. The card feels built like a tank and did live up to that promise during our testing. Out of the box the card comes with the highest...

By Overclock3D on 90

Product names are a double-edged sword. Whilst they can be very evocative of previous successes and so come with a level of cachet built-in, that same anticipatory factor that might lean you towards a certain product over another also raises...

By Tbreak.com on 90

Last year I looked at MSI’s N480GTX Lightning card which was one of the most overclockable GTX 480 in the market. As such, the N580GTX Lightning had big shoes to fill, and I was wondering if it could exceed my expectations.Starting things off,...

International Review By Clubic on 83

A l'heure de refermer ce comparatif de GeForce GTX 580 overclockés c'est bien naturellement que notre préférence va à la GeForce GTX 580 Lightning de MSI ! La carte est en effet la plus convaincante. Certes l'embonpoint...

International Review By PC Labs on -

MSI'ın "Lightning" adlı bir kart serisi var. Hem AMD, hem de NVIDIA kartları barındıran bu seri özel soğutma ve özel overclock yazılımıyla geliyor. Tabii üst düzey kartları...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on -

Es ist gut, dass wir uns schon etwas länger von der Einheitskost der GeForce-GTX-580-Referenzkarten verabschieden konnten. In der aktuellen Hardwareluxx Printed nehmen wir 3 verschiedene Modelle unter die Lupe. Zuletzt hatten wir auch ein Modell...

International Review By Hardware.Info on -

MSI heeft met de N580GTX Lightning en R6970 Lightning weer voortreffelijke videokaarten afgeleverd. Zelfs wanneer je niet gaat overklokken zouden we deze kaarten aanraden vanwege de superstille koeler. Het belangrijkste zijn natuurlijk de...

International Review By HardTecs4U on -

Unsere nachfolgende Gesamtwertung bezieht sich ausschließlich auf den aktuellen Status Quo und das aktuelle Testfeld und spiegelt in der Zusammenfassung unsere Erfahrungen im Test wieder. Man gelangt mittels Klick auf die einzelne Wertungskategorie...

International Review By PCBrain on 90

MSI è uno dei brand che negli ultimi anni ha spinto maggiormente verso il mondo dell' Overclock estremo, realizzando soluzioni sempre più sofisticate. Gli Overclocker professionisti, infatti, al contrario dell' utente medio che si...