MSI knows that their N580GTX Lightning graphics card is, well, lightning fast, but who would have thought that it would actually break the single-card, single-core world record? After all, it has been officially recorded to hit a core frequency of 1665MHz, making it the highest frequency ever achieved by the GTX 580 range, while touching a score of 2501.96 that would make it be the world record holder of the Unigine Heaven (DX11) single-card single-core as well.
German overclockers BenchBros can be thanked for pushing the core frequency to 1665MHz, making it 215% higher compared to the default value, in order to acheive this record, making gaming and performance enthusiasts wonder and salivate in anticipation that they too, could eventually hit such high performance benchmarks in the comfort of their living rooms.
Would this kind of unprecedented overclocking capability be a factor in your next graphics card purchase, or do you prefer to play it safe and run it according to the stock performance levels as set by the manufacturer? After all, a higher clock speed eats up more juice, and it might also introduce instability issues into the mix, not to mention having you make sure you have an adequate cooling system inside so that everything will run nice and smooth. [Press Release]
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