MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning released

MSI has finally launched their much-awaited GeForce GTX 780 Lightning graphics card. People familiar with MSI’s naming scheme can easily guess that this belongs to the top-end series of custom-made graphics cards which are specifically made for extreme overclockers or hardware enthusiasts with deep pockets. The GTX 780 Lightning, in particular, also boasts company’s latest TriFrozr cooling solution with three fans and dual independent fan control system.

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MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning:

Here are main specifications of the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning:

  • Core clock: 980 MHz
  • Boost clock: 1033 MHz
  • Memory clock: 6008 MHz
  • Memory: 3GB 384-bit

That’s over 100 MHz extra frequency on the core and boost clock but that’s not where the story ends. In fact, that’s where it starts. In addition to higher clocks, the GTX 780 Lightning comes equipped with a very sophisticated 20 phase power VRM (20 for GPU, 3 for memory, 1 for PLL) with Military Class components including DrMOS4, Hi-c CAPs, improved SFC and copper MOS. All of these components ensure that the graphics card can provide higher power efficiency and handle extremely high-clocks under extreme cooling situations. Furthermore, it also comes with dual BIOS feature which disables over current protection and active phase switching to aid LN2 overclockers.

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Then there is the TriFrozr cooling solution with a completely new design making use of 3 fans making the graphics card 8 degree cooler and 6dB quieter. It also has dual independent fan control system which lets you control the behavior of  center fan independently of the outer fans.

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The GTX 780 Lightning also has the GPU Reactor chip on the back providing maximum stability. Furthermore, it also has an LED on front side which changes its color according to the work load. Lastly, it also on-board voltage check points and MSI has also enabled triple overvoltage which is restricted on stock GTX 780s.

This monster of a graphic card is now up for sale in USA for a beefy price tag of $749 (ONLY!).

For more information, visit the official mini-site.


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