MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING tested and reviewed

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We test and review the all new MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING edition. The MSI team has been hard at work with this product, completely revamping the design, the PCB, the cooler, adding new components ...

    MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING tested and reviewed
     
  2. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    As i posted in another thread, this cooler has a design flaw.

    The Heatpipers of the Heatsink block the ability to blow air against the PCB.

    I bet if it was more open it could drop the GPU Temp by a fair bit aswell.
     
  3. Gripen90

    Gripen90 Master Guru

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    I'd love to exchange my 780 TwinFrozr Gaming OC for this card :)
     
  4. cowie

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    Think i am a go on one,my dcII is capped out at 1.4v.
    I did think that the lightning would have a 120% powerlimit stock but only 109
    that has to be dealt with pronto.
     

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    DiceAir Maha Guru

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    do you guys think this is worth upgrading to or should I stick with my 570 SLi? BTW running at 2560x1440 @96Hz. I was also thinking of waiting for new amd cards
     
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    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    Looks good, though I like the design on my 680s lightnings more. That beeing said I am looking forward for the "maxwell lightning", whenever that comes out. The performance boost is just not high enough for me to upgrade just yet.
     
  7. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice review. :)



    It's also tested on an open air test bench. So temps are probably going to be anywhere from 5-10c higher in an actual pc case depending on air flow.
     
  8. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Incorrect, in fact a good ventilated chassis often shaves off a couple of degrees as it creates proper airflow.
     
  9. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I already have an LN2 BIOS that allows the power limiter at 300%. The problem however remains the voltage limiter (but that applies to all brands).

    Anyway, if anyone decides to purchase and would like to try that BIOS, let me know.
     
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    So these should actually stock today you think? seeing a few outta stock and 8/30 but been up all night spamming refresh haha. Just curios what your guys thoughts are
     

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    still happy with my 2x msi 780 gaming edition in sli runs so cool and Quiet and kick-ass @ 5920 x 1080 gaming ...:speed:
     
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    I have never liked cards with fans that just blow the heat all up in your case like that. Yea, they work great on a test bed sitting out in the open but most people don't run their card on an open air test bed.
     
  13. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I usually have the opposite effect unless i'm water cooling. Then I'll use a standard case.
     
  14. Veeshush

    Veeshush Maha Guru

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    Agreed. My 680 Lightning is the nicest looking piece of hardware I ever bought.
     
  15. TirolokoRD

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    When this is gonna be launched?
     

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    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    HUH? Is this meant for only the 7 series or 780's or all quad sli in general. Never have i herd this before. I know scaling and drivers get goofy at 3 and over. But im confused. Maybe iv just skimmed to many video card reviews and never read this before. Thought quad sli was always supported.
     
  17. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    No, I know that shortly before the 780 release Quad SLI support was pulled completely except for two dual-GPU cards.

    It can be enabled but requires a modded inf.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Another kickass(2) review Hilb. Enjoyed! :thumbup:
     
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    How does this compare to the EVGA 780 Classified? Looks like these two cards are designed to compete with each other.
     

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