So time to pull out the box and card.
containing the video card
The box comes with loads of information about this product and a nice window. But let's open it and take out the card. Besides the actual card what's included ?
First of all the DVD with drivers tools
one mini display cable:
So we can measure the volts on memory GPU and VDDCI with provided cables:
What else can we see in a quick look. One small switch for Performance mode and silent fan mode
The new twin frozr III cooler fans slightly stick out side the housing! For better cooling:
On the back there we find a few small switches. What do they do?
Well for extreme overclocking you can unlock the OCP (Over Current Protection).
PWM Clock tuner from 300 to 350 Mhz for riple elimination.
A V-switch for instant adjusting voltages on GPU, memory and PLL
A MSI 580 Lightning also has a cold bug switch. We will check later if this ATI version really didn't need it
Left to the OCP switches we see the leds on control for the VRMs. Let's first remove the massive cooler and see what underneath it