NVIDIA’s job is to provide its AIB partners with the fastest GPU in the world and then its up to them to make it unbeatable. Galaxy, EVGA, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI all make a special extreme edition GPU of the flagship GeForce chip. Today, we have MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning in the spotlight shining in its black and yellow color scheme along with beastly specifications.
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning is not much different from GTX 780 Lightning. It has an identical PCB with 20 phase VRM design and Military Class IV components. It draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors and comes with V-check points on board for accurate measurements. The biggest difference between the two is the use of Samsung memory chips in GTX 780 Ti Lightning which are perfect for overclocking. It features GK110-425 GPU equipped with 2880 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The downside is once again the memory size which is 3 GB GDDR5 spread across a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU comes with high factory overclock speeds of 993/1058/1750 MHz for GPU, boost and memory respectively.
MSI GTX 780 Ti Lightning comes with a triple fan TwinFrozr IV cooling solution. The cooler features two aluminium fin stacks with 8 copper heatpipes passing through them. The GPU has a good overclocking headroom with the help of two large and one medium sized fan placed on top. Similar to all other Lightning editions, MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning also features the GPU reactor for extra stability with an illuminated MSI logo. The back plate of the GPU lights up with a lot of LEDs at the back, each for a different purpose.
The source only released the 3DMark 11 Performance scores which are impressive to say the least. MSI GTX 780 Ti Lightning scores 17,872 points blowing away the competition. Not to forget the 8 GHz overclock on the memory which is astonishing considering it is achieved on air. The LN2 ready GPU is set to break world records once its released worldwide and bring tough competition to EVGA’s GTX 780 Ti K|NGP|N edition. Feast your eyes with plenty of pictures of the GPU below.
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gallery
Source: Comptoir Hardware