Review: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the long anticipated and awaited MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning edition. You'll retrieve up-to 1.3 Volts to play with on the GPU voltage range for example. This 6 GB card is overclocked...

    Review: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning
     
  2. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    nice review Hilbert
     
  3. Barry J

    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    Very nice review HH

    The lightning does cool well very nice card another very good MSI 980ti
     
  4. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Generic typo at the first page of the review, talking about Asus card...

    Nice review btw, GPU OC was expected, memory clock is much more than I've expected, nice :D
     

  5. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Dat mem OC, is it for real? I didn't know anything past 8000MHz was possible but 8,6k? That's unreal.
     
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    Very good review :)

    Would it be possible to please tell me the length of the card without it's cooler ?
     
  7. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Conclusion

    The Lightning rdition
    :D



    Is MSI PCB design that cool that there is no need for extra heatsinks for VRM, mem chips?
    All convection, no conduction save for GPU die....hmm not so sure this is the actual heatsink shot:

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    No if you peek at the exploding shot you'll notice another metal plate covering the VRM etc.
     
  9. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Oh that's right:

    [​IMG]

    And that is exactly what I'll be doing with my R9 290 + AC IV combo :nerd:
     
  10. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    Damn all these custom cooler oc 980 ti are untouched in performance. Boost clock is about where it should be I guess, memory oc is freaking sick though.
     

  11. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Now imagine one of these with HBM on it.
     
  12. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    Pass that would make it a 4gb card.
     
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    Forever mate :)
     
  15. Darksword

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    Is this one of those special reviewer's sample cards that come with 122% power limit - but actual retail cards are only like 109% power limit?

    MSI pulled that crap on the 980Ti cards. Review samples had very high power limits, but retail cards did not.
     

  16. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    They leave everything in their price range far behind ;)

    Great review HH.
     
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    You can do it yourself, mod your power limit and make it what you want, I`m at 120%
     
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    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    They meant the same thing. 122% = 109%, the difference was that one BIOS has lower starting limit. 109% Max version had higher default limit. You can't compare percentages without knowing what it actually means. In this case 100 % did not mean the same thing.
     
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    rather disappointing for its oc, great cooler though.
     
  20. ---TK---

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    Very few 980 ti go higher than low 1500`s on air, only the best of the best, impressive memory clock though.
     

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