GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

  • Core: 832MHz
  • Memory: 1536MB 4200MHz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 512
  • Shader Clock: 1747MHz
  • SLI Ready
  • PhysX/CUDA Enabled
  • 3 Years Warranty.

Stock Code: GX-124-MS

EAN: 4719072215163

MPN: n580gtx lightning

Manufacturer: MSI


Product information: GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

MSI Lightning

These cards are specifically designed to handle the extreme overclocking which eager gamers and media outlets around the world have been waiting for. Industry-leading Power4 architecture and Twin Frozr III dual-fan cooling with innovative Propeller Blade technology brings together a solid power supply with advanced cooling technology. This results in huge boosts to overclocking potential and stability, enabling the air-cooled N580GTX Lightning to break the 1GHz core clock barrier with ease. The Lightning series of graphic cards is designed to offer the ultimate in overclocking capabilities and is the superior choice for overclocking enthusiasts seeking to set new world records!

Key Features

power4Industry-leading Power4 Architecture for Overclocking Reliability
Inheriting the impressive Power4 architecture from previous Lightning cards along with improved components and design in four areas. The PWM module is twice as large as before and provides double the amount of current to the GPU. Memory has its own independent power supply using an 8-pin connector for minimum interference to greatly increase overclocking potential. The next-generation Proadlizer capacitor increases signal stability by leaps and bounds while CopperMOS, the industry's best MOSFET, provides the GPU with a large and stable power supply. Combined, these features provide ordinary users as well as extreme overclocking enthusiasts with a more stable operating environment and the best performance out there.

Twin Frozr III and Propeller Blade Technology Takes Cooling to the Next Level
The all new Twin Frozr III cooling design utilizes the innovative Propeller Blade technology to double the amount of airflow compared to conventional fans. The airflow also covers a large surface to remove heat quickly and effectively, and when you add in twin 9cm PWM fans, SuperPipe technology, and the Form-in-one heatsink, the result is GPU operating temperatures 21°C lower than the reference board when the N580GTX Lightning are operating under full loads. Fan noise is also 5dB lower in addition to having much higher overclocking potential.

Overclocking Potential Unleashed with GPU/Memory/PLL Triple Overvoltage
The MSI N580GTX Lightning graphic cards come with the latest version of MSI's exclusive Afterburner V2.1.0 overclocking utility. The utility not only adjusts GPU and memory clock but also manage the GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI) voltages to maximize overclocking potential. Thanks to Triple Overvoltage, the overclocking potential of N580GTX Lightning is 30% higher than the reference board and offers enthusiasts ultimate performance.

King of Extreme Overclocking
For hardware enthusiasts, the MSI N580GTX Lightning graphic cards come with exclusive extreme overclocking features. Apart from V-Check Points and V-Switch for monitoring and adjusting the GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI) voltages in real time, Dual Bios and XtremeCool switches help to effectively prevent potential problems stemming from liquid nitrogen cooling. PWM Clock Tuner also helps to increase overclocking potential. All of these come together to make the N580GTX Lightning the ultimate graphic cards for extreme overclocking

Military ClassCarefully Selected Materials
The MSI N580GTX Lightning graphic cards use top-quality Military Class II components including All Solid Cap for overclocking and full-speed operation, SFC for 10% higher efficiency, and 30% increase in maximum current, as well as Hi-c Cap with Tantalum core which boasts 8 times the lifetime of conventional solid capacitors. These high-quality components not only increase the graphic cards' overall service life but also enhance GPU stability.

OC3D GoldOC3D Performance


CUDA Cores - 512 Units
Core Clock - 832 MHz
Shader Clock - 1747 MHz
Memory Clock - 4200 MHz
Memory Size - 1536MB GDDR5
Memory Bus - 384 bits
Output - DisplayPort / HDMI / DVI x 2
TDP - 260 W
Card Dimension - 305x127x45mm
DirectX 11 - Y
SLI - Y, 3-Way
PhysX - Y
PureVideo HD - Y

- World’s first 16 phase PWM on GTX 580.
- Independent, dedicated Memory power support.
- Copper MOS with 2x high current capacity.
- Proadlizer x 4 to optimized power supply.
- Twin Frozr III Thermal Design with 21C cooler & 5.5 dB quieter.
- Propeller Blade technology for 20% more airflow.
- Dual 9cm fans with dual 8mm SuperPipes for best heat dissipation.
- Form-in-one heatsink covers memory and modules to dissipate heat efficiency.
- World’s first GTX 580 graphics card supporting voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/PLL.
- Military Class II Components for longer product lifespan.
- LPL (Lightning Power Layer) for the stable power supply.
- Usage of the Micro/DIP switches on rear of card voids warranty - For extreme/expert overclockers ONLY!

- Now with Three Year Warranty
3 year warranty

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Customer review "MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card"

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Awesome card im running 2 in SLI absolutely amazing performance in any game especially...
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bought one of these an upgrade as i wasnt pleased with the performance of my evga gtx...
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Steve 2011-11-06


Awesome card im running 2 in SLI absolutely amazing performance in any game especially BF3 and for 60fps in BF3 @ ultra settings u need these in sli thats stated by DICE on there site

Tom 2011-10-30

Bf3 dream!

I don't usually write reviews, but this card is absolutely fantastic and worth reviewing! I bought it soley to run battlefield 3 and Im getting frame rates between 40-65, 40 being the frame rate I have received! Bare in mind, this card is HUGE its literally the biggest card I have seen. Make sure it fits before you buy! excellent service by overclockers too making sure I recieved it for battlefields release. Buy one! :D

BenA 2011-10-29

buy it

bought one of these an upgrade as i wasnt pleased with the performance of my evga gtx 560 on bf3 and all i can say is how glad i am that i did!!!

Running on Ultra every setting maxed out and never drops bellow 55-60 fps. V nice card you wont be disapointed.

Ben.A 2011-10-27

Worth it

Bought this card as i wanted to play bf3 on max settings, my previous card couldnt quite cut it (evga gtx560) and believe you me it certainly can. Single player on BF3 runs like a dream everything maxed out never drops below 60fps, well worth the money!

Tom 2011-10-05


Great card, annihilates anything you throw at it. Overclocks like a dream, buy one now

Dan 2011-10-01

Destroys latest games!

Bought this on a this week offer only deal of

Mike 2011-05-16

Happy Bunny

got mine sat at 910 / 2200 and perfectly stable.

Heaven will get the temps up to 75c but never seen it higher.

going from a GTX470 this thing is much quieter.

Make sure it fits in your case though, looks like a stock 580 but it isnt, its much longer and somewhat widers so check dimensions before buying.

Overall very happy.

JD 2011-05-11


OMG this card is carzy good. Theres no games out there at moment i can't play with maxed out graphics. and with high FPS. Note this card is a monster in size i have a Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case and only just got it to fit . After having to move HDD. But if you have the money and space in your case this a must buy

DM 2011-05-09


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