MSI is well known for its overclocked lighting edition , after the success of its N480GTX Lightning, today pictures appeared on the web sowing us the first images of the next high end lighting edition cards , the R6970 Lightning and N580GTX Lightning based on the AMD Radeon HD 6970 and Nvidia GTX 580 GPU respectively .
The two cards come up with a new cooling solution called Twin Frozr IIIand with a large PCBs compared to the standard PCBs .
The N580GTX Lightning require 16 phase PWM and overclockers can adjust the Voltage for the GPU, Memory and PLL via MSI’s Afterburner software , you can notice a switch on the back which is for sure a BIOS switch , and this is new feature in its series .
The R6970 Lightning is identical to the N580GTX Lightning, the only difference is the port layout including a pair of DVI-I ports and a 18 phase PWM required here as the N580GTX Lightning voltage control can be done via MSI’s Afterburner software and this one also has a BIOS switch.
The launch is expected to happen at CES.