N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition

Overview

 

 Key Features

  • MSI Exclusive Fan Design on Xtreme Edition
    - Dust Removal Technology removes dust buildup on heatsink for optimal cooling performance.
    - Smart Temp Sensor Technology dynamically changes the color of the fan blades from blue to white to signal high operating temperature conditions.
  • Power4 Architecture 
    - World’s first 16 phase PWM on GTX 580.
    - Independent Memory Power support.
    - Copper MOS with 2x high current capacity.
    - Proadlizer*4 to optimized power supply.
  • Triple Overvoltage & Triple Temp Monitor
    Voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/PLL.
    - The overclocking capability can be boosted 34% up!!
    - Temperature Monitoring of GPU /Memory /MOSFET.
  • Top Quality Components
    - Military Class II Components for longer product lifespan.
    - LPL (Lightning Power Layer) for the stable power supply.


Video Output Function

  • Dual-link DVI x 2
  • HDMI x 1  
  • DisplayPort x 1

 
Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities

  • MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
    Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
  • MSI Graphics Card Driver
  • MSI Dual Core Center
  • MSI Live
    including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft® DirectX
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2008  60 days Trial
    -Blocks online identity theft by phishing Web sites
    -Detects and eliminates spyware
    -Removes viruses and Internet worms automatically
    -Protects against hackers

Product Accessories

 

 

   
MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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Afterburner

Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
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MSI Solid Capacitor Graphic Cards

MSI Solid Capacitor Graphic Card MSI Graphics Card products utilities high quality solid capacitor. For the gamers and high-end users, this feature not only means that product has better quality components within, but also provide much stronger support while users want to engage in hard-core tuning.
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MSI Advanced Live Update Online

MSI Live Update online
MSI Live Update online is designed to automatically download and update the BIOS and driver when there’s a new version online. It helps reduce the risk of getting the wrong file and minimize the trouble of searching the files from MSI website.
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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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PhysX™

PhysX™ is designed specifically for hardware acceleration by powerful processors with hundreds of cores. Combined with the tremendous parallel processing capability of the GPU, PhysX™ will provide an exponential increase in physics processing power and will take gaming to a new level delivering rich, immersive physical gaming environments with features such as:
- Explosions that cause dust and collateral debris
- Characters with complex, jointed geometries for more life-like motion and interaction
- Spectacular new weapons with incredible effects
- Cloth that drapes and tears naturally
- Dense smoke & fog that billow around objects in motion
Free download PhysX™-enabled Warmonger Full Game

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NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology

NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology is the world’s only C language environment that enables programmers and developers to write software to solve complex computational problems in a fraction of the time by tapping into the many-core parallel processing power of GPUs. With millions of CUDA™-capable GPUs already deployed, thousands of software programmers are already using the free CUDA™ software tools to accelerate applications—from video and audio encoding to oil and gas exploration, product design, medical imaging, and scientific research. Free download TMPGEnc 4.0 Express Free download badaboom media converter

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NVIDIA® 3D Vision Surround

Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technology. NVIDIA SurroundTM also supports triple screen gaming with non-stereo displays. For a complete list of system requirements for NVIDIA Surround Technology, Click here.
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HDMI + DVI Output

HDMI + DVI Output HDMI and DVI are the most comprehensive used interfaces for high definition video display. MSI adopts two interfaces to provide a complete output solution for users to enjoy the latest HD video such as blu-ray movie.
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HDMI convertible output

Dual-link DVI convertible output supports Video/Audio signal integration through DVI to HDMI interface, which drivers resolution of a digital display up to 1920x1200 or higher.
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3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology

Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing AFR(Alternate frame Rendering) under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
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NVIDIA SLI Technology

Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games.
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NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology

Blu-ray and HD DVD movies are bringing a new level of movie-viewing experience; with high-definition image quality far surpassing standard-definition DVDs. NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD2 technology provides unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD movie picture quality.
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Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

Both support the latest specifications of Blu-ray and HD DVD(High Definition DVD). It comes with the latest GPU and DDRIII superior processing performance in which users can easily enjoy the high-definition video of 1920x1080(1080p/i).
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HDMI Support

MSI graphics cards offer the HDMI functionality to provide access to premium digital content. HDMI enables gaming enthusiasts to seamlessly connect to their LCD monitor to bring the ultimate multimedia experience. (Only 1 single HDMI cable is required while streaming audio/video data to flat-panel display devices, such as Plasma/LCD TVs, or projector.)
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PCI Express 2.0 Support

Designed to run perfectly with new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future proofing bridge to tomorrow's most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for broadest support.
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Meet RoHS regulations

MSI products are the first to be in conformity of the EU’s RoHS(Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations, reducing heavy metals and toxic materials in the products. This is an effort made for the Earth, and essentially for a clean future.
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HDCP Support

The HDCP provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment similar to DVI/HDMI-compliant digital displays. HDCP encrypts the date transmitted between the DVI/HDMI connector on the graphics adapter and the display.
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V-Check Points

V-Check Points Bulit-in Voltage measurement points on graphics card or motherboard. No need to read hard and long datasheet to find the voltage reading points. ‧Get accurate voltage of GPU and Memory on the fly. ‧Additional cables hold multimeter probes.

Brief Specifications

Graphics Engine GeForce GTX 580
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 2.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 3096
Memory Interface 384 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 832
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 4200
DVI Output 2
D-SUB Output 2(optional, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor)
HDMI-Output 1
DisplayPort 1
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11
OpenGL Version Support 4.0
SLI Support Y
3-way SLI Y
Card Dimension(mm) 305x127x45mm

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

msi-award
Date: 2012-00
Title: Silver award
Comment: -
Media: HWM
Country: Philippines
Editor's Choice Award - T-Break
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Comment: >Open
Media: T-Break
Country: Middle East
Gold Award - Vortez.net
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: Vortez.net
Country: UK
Dam Good - Hardware Canucks.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Dam Good
Comment: >Open
Media: Hardware Canucks.com
Country: Canada
 Gold Award - HardOCP.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: HardOCP.com
Country: United States
Editor's Gold Award - HardOCP.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: HardOCP.com
Country: United States
Editor's Choice Award - TweakTown
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Comment: >Open
Media: TweakTown
Country: Australia

BIOS

Driver

Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,XP 32,XP 64

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Graphics Driver 306.81
Description
Version 306.81
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 147.82 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 306.81
Description
Version 306.81
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 183.18 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 306.97
Description
Version 306.97
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS Win8 32, Win7 32
Download download File Size 169.45 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 306.97
Description
Version 306.97
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS Win8 64, Win7 64
Download download File Size 216.85 MB
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Utility

Win8.1 32,Win8.1 64,Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 32, Win8 64, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
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MSI Afterburner
Description MSI's own "Afterburner" software is currently the most powerful graphics card overclocking software available. Aside from the basic frequency adjustment and system monitor, this software allows the user to adjust the voltage for the GPU. This important feature saves all the hassle of having to adjust the circuit board in order to provide a higher voltage to the GPU. Additionally, the software's automatic fan speed control has received a lot of praise from enthusiasts all over the world. With MSI's "Afterburner", the decision to run the fan quietly or for high-performance is in your hands!
Version 2.3.1
Type Utility Release Date 2013-06-07
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 21.93 MB
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MSI Active Phase Switching
Description APS (Active Phase Switching)& V-Check Points
- APS (Active Phase Switch) helps save power usage by controlling PWM automatically.
- V-Check Points allow users to read voltage directly by multi-meter.
Version 1.0
Type Utility Release Date 2011-06-08
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 0.58 MB
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Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
1.0 English 5.47 MB download 2011-05-20

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