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MSI Claims ''World's Fastest'' Single-GPU Card

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 4 comments

The N480GTX Lightning reached P39281 on 3DMark Vantage.

MSI is claiming the title of “world’s fastest” with the launch of its single-GPU graphics card, the N480GTX Lightning. According to the company, the card established a new world record by reaching P39281 through 3DMark Vantage. It achieved this milestone thanks to the overclocking capabilities of the new Power4 Architecture and a core clock of 1450 MHz.

"The N480GTX Lightning features the industry-first Power4 Architecture to enhance the relevant design and material of four types of power supply. These include 16 Phase PWM design to provide three times more electricity for the GPU; the next-gen capacitor, Proadlizer, to significantly enhance signal stability; the industry-best MOSEFT, CopperMOS, to supply sufficient and stable power to the GPU and memory; and the uniquely designed 6-pin power connector to provide the pure power for memory," the company said.

To keep things ultra-cool, MSI has implemented its latest Twin Frozr III thermal design, using two 9-cm PWN fans, its exclusive 8-mm SuperPipe technology, and two form-in-one heat-sinks. The overall design supposedly lowers the GPU temperature 18-degrees Celsius than the reference design, allowing for a greater potential to overclock.

In addition to the card, consumers will be supplied with MSI’s exclusive Afterburner utility for adjusting GPU and memory clocks, and for adjusting the voltage of the GPU, memory, and PCI-e combined, boosting the OC performance of up to 34-percent more than the reference design. Other features include Dual BIOS, a PWM Clock Tuner, next-gen military-class components, and more.

To learn more about MSI’s N480GTX Lightning powerhouse, head here.

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    Lewis57 , 26 October 2010 08:14
    And my 9800GTX+ gets around 6000. I think its time for an upgrade but can't afford the 480 =\
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    damian86 , 26 October 2010 08:54
    Lewis57And my 9800GTX+ gets around 6000. I think its time for an upgrade but can't afford the 480 =\

    OK, have a look at the 460GTX or HD5850 or HD6870 Series then, they have better prices and good performance, I will go for one of them If I can't afford the 480
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    silverblue , 26 October 2010 23:04
    Oh for crying out loud.
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    Plumble , 27 October 2010 00:09
    Is this going to be on every posting?