MSI's new GTX 580 expels dust, changes fan color based on temp

By Matthew · 27 replies
Sep 6, 2011
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  1. MSI has unveiled a new feature that can prevent dust bunnies from taking refuge in your graphics card. Demonstrated on an Nvidia GTX 580, the insipidly-named "Dust Removal" technology ejects…

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  2. wow!! my passive gpu cries...
  3. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    wow! it changes color and spins backwards!

    >_> really? no brain in that color change, dont know if they should be proud or be ashamed of not using that backwards spin since a lot, every dam time i have to clean a radiator whit a air pump i have this idea.

    Hey here is a nice one too, make the back hole in that video card more big and remove those wide bars, it adds pressure to the air flow avoiding the hot air to get out more easily.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    "MSI's new GTX 580 expels dust, changes fan color based on temp"

    Define new.
    The card has been out in the retail channel for over three months.

    (TPU's review). (HC review)
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    "Leveraging MSI's smart temperature sensor technology, the fans gradually shift from a royal blue hue to stark white when your chassis' ambient air temperature exceeds 45C (113C)."

    How would you be able to see the color of the fans through all the smoke and flames? =P
  6. I don't know what's worse, this, or putting 2GB VRAM on a sub $120 video card.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    FWIW, I don't think there's much in a chassis that would combust at 113C (even using the good Chinese plastic) -unless Michael Bay turned system builder.

    The best part about the whole deal is that you'd either need a Silverstone vertical mount (Raven, Fortress)/ Lian Li upside down non-vapor-chamber-friendly chassis, or get intimate and jam your head into the bottom of a conventional chassis to experience the U2-esque light show.

    Both sound fairly sane compared with PoV's GTX 550 Ti 4GB, or Dell/HP etc need for 3GB GT 440's.
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I'll make it burn, melt, and shoot flames! :haha:
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    I leave you in the capable hands of our resident expert....
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    "UK man sets record for highest ambient chassis temperature in a still functioning computer. Doctors are optimistic."
  11. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +855

    LOL...great. A card that will blow dust back into your case with every boot. And by golly, it has a fan that you can't see anyway because it's in your case, that changes color when it's ready to blow.

    Uhhh - no thanks. I'll splurge for a $1.25 can of compressed air and do my usual quarterly PC cleaning which has always seemed to work fine. :p
  12. After blowing it out, wont it just suck it back in?
  13. thats the fun part of it. blowing and sucking dust back
  14. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    The heck you get compressed duster for a buck twenty-five?

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 207

    that's smart tech from msi
  16. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 215   +32

    I like the dust removing and fan changing colours. +1
  17. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Hey i'm from the UK too! and I managed to get my temp up to 114C!
    I think me and Leeky should have a challenge :p
  18. Phraun

    Phraun TS Rookie Posts: 35

    The fans change colors? As in, the fans that nobody can see because they're facing the bottom of the case? Genius!
  19. raybk

    raybk TS Rookie Posts: 31

    spin backwards to clear dust?
    am I supposed to have it spin backwards inside computer case and let the dust scatter inside the case?
    I think it should invent something that can swallow dust and produce electricity.
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    This will not end well, lol.
  21. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    I'm sure there's a dirty joke in there somewhere... Or at least a very dusty one...
  22. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    No kidding! I buy mine by the 3-pack for $15 at Target. I would buy $1.50 canned air in a minute!
  23. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,223

    You guys realize it's 113 Farenheit, right? 45C? Or was this just a dumb overblown joke about a typo.

    yeah, but it's new to MSI. Like when your buddy says he bought a new car, you don't respond with 'New? Cars have been around for like 100 years.'
  24. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Just to be clear, it *was* 113C. I corrected my typo but left the comments because they're amusing :).
  25. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Maybe you should have taken the time to click the links.
    This exact-same-identical model-SKU* (MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition**) -with all these groovy features -has been in retail for over three months.

    For your analogy to work :
    "Like when your buddy says he bought a new car, you respond with; Yeah, cool, 2010 model right ?"

    * You know why I did this, right?
    ** Check the first verified owner review date, even if you can't be bothered checking the previous review dates which highlight these NEW features.

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