The MSI R5870 truely is one of the most interesting versions of the 5870 graphics cards out there in the market. MSI delivers the card with a factory overclocking to 900 MHz and the entirely overworked 12 phase power design should provide the card with exceptional abilities also if you want to do extreme overclocking.
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As with all the HD5870s this one is also being empowered by a RV870 chip (codename "Cypress"). Furthermore the GPU measures 334 square millimeters and carries an
astonishing 2.15 billion transistors. MSIs R5870 Lighning supports ATI
Eyefinity which allows a user to connect three displays simultaneously.
On the following pages we will show you the strenghts and weaknesses of the MSI R5870 Lighning.
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