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    Talking Lightning Strikes Again! : MSI N275GTX 1792MB DDR3 Lightning Edition :D

    Yup, its back.
    Msi Lightning Edition videocards.
    The 1st card was a variant of the GTX260 family,
    using a 216SP core called N260GTX Lightning Black Edition.

    Now its back with the GTX275 edition :
    msi N275GTX Lightning Edition




    It has the same number of stream processors as the GTX285 model.
    Only difference is that it has a 448bit mem bus compare to the 285's
    512bit mem bus.
    This card though, as with all Lightning models,
    comes with 1792mb of high speed DDR3.

    It comes with a default speed of :
    700mhz core / 1150mhz mem

    Check out box and accessories.
    Less elaborate this time.
    Which is a good idea, save cost on unnecessary stuff i feel.
    See previous N260GTX Lightning packaging.

    Comes in a more regular packaging now.




    Hah! There's even a HDMI cable inside.
    Lightning Afterburner s/w spotted.
    Voltage reading point connectors inside as well.
    (Similar to the P55-GD80.)




    The card looks much nicer than its older brother.




    8+2 phase power as well.




    Newer and better looking cooler.
    Larger fans as well.
    Noticed that it has 2 larger pipes on the outer sides
    as compared to its N260GTX brother.
    See below :









    My humble test platform/setup :
    i5-750(s1156) / Msi P55 GD-80 / Gskill Trident 16000 C9 / WD 150GB Velociraptor / Corsair TX750W /
    TRU120E Copper LE / simple 120mm fan / Vista 32bit








    Some stock performance on 06 and Vantage :
    Cpu @ 4018mhz.






    Burning and stressing it :
    One thing's for sure, the cooler is very silent.
    No kidding.




    NEXT :

    I tried testing how far this card could go on default vGPU, 1.0665v
    Hmm... seriously, its not too shabby.
    See below :





    Yes, 790mhz on the core easily.
    Ran 06 and Vantage.






    Not too bad so far.
    I raised the vGPU to 1.1415v max on the s/w.
    This is all still using the stock gpu cooler.




    The s/w only allows a max of 1200mhz mem on it.
    Its alright.
    There's still riva-tuner but I didn't use.

    This what I got :
    830mhz core / 1200mhz ram
    Vantage :




    Not bad right?
    If u had been considering a 1GB GTX285 for your rig all this while,
    maybe you'll wanna think twice this time round.

    The 275GTX Lightning was also used in the recent
    MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2009 where many were running it
    @ 1100mhz++ on the core using extreme cooling.


    Ok then, that's about all from me.
    Feeling very sleepy now.
    Thanks for viewing everyone.

    GoodnitezzZ...

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    Yo! good morning Andy
    Good card there n nice cooler too!
    Thanks for sharing.
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    The cooler does the job well=)

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    wow overclocks very well...
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    This card is MSI's MOA official card.

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    wow nice.. wish we could get this card in Australia hehe ... how much does it cost over there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyboy48 View Post
    Yo! good morning Andy
    Good card there n nice cooler too!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hi hi spyboy.
    It was nice meeting u the other day.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by eva2000 View Post
    wow nice.. wish we could get this card in Australia hehe ... how much does it cost over there ?
    Its a pretty good card George.
    I think it'll do even better on w/c for 24/7 usage.
    I'm not sure of the pricing myself
    and i don't think its available in my country either.
    Hehe..

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    Saw it on Bell pricelist today @$479.

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    $479 singapore dollars ? that's 479/1.18 Aussie dollars or AUD$100 more than normal GTX 275 heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegis_2 View Post
    Saw it on Bell pricelist today @$479.
    Ah... ic..
    Thanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by eva2000 View Post
    $479 singapore dollars ? that's 479/1.18 Aussie dollars or AUD$100 more than normal GTX 275 heh
    o0oh..
    I don't even know what's the price for
    a regular gtx275 in our market.

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    Gee... that's really cheap.
    Looking at our local pricelist now,
    a regular gtx275 ranges from about sgd $399~429.

    That's for a standard card.
    But the VAT over at Au is pretty high right?

    I haven't been buying stuff from my local market recently.
    Been getting them from overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eva2000 View Post
    ouch here Zotac GTX275 = AUD$249 OR $294 singapore dollars
    Heheh, strange how things have changed over the last few years. Previously, IT stuff in Oz were priced way higher than S'pore but now the situation has reversed to your benefit. We are usually cursing under our breath as we pay for our toys these days.
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    Buy a normal gtx275, bios mod + vmod is the best bang for buck!!!

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    AFAIK, Australia only has 10% GST for imported products over AUD$1000 value. But no export tax at our end in OZ.

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