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MSI Reveals GeForce GTX 680 Lightning L Graphics Card

Last year, MSI revealed its fastest GeForce GTX 680 Lightning edition graphics card. That GPU is fatory overclocked and has very good overclocking ability as well as plenty of unique features. The most interesting feature is the GPU reactor, an add-on device which plugs at the back of the GPU to provide extra overclocking stability during extreme LN2 overclocks. The black and yellow cooler with a black PCB made it a very attractive graphics card among hardware enthusiasts. Today, MSI revealed a trimmed down version of that GPU and called it MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning L. It has almost all the features of the original Lightning edition except for a slight reduction in clock speeds of the card.

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The new ‘Lightening L’ edition has a GK104 chip at its core clocked at 1019 MHz core clock, 1084 MHz boost clock and 6008 MHz memory clock respectively. This makes it roughly 91MHz slower than the original edition while other features are exactly the same such as 1536 CUDA cores, 2GB GDDR5 memory spread across 256-bit memory interface and even the same Twin Frozer IV cooling solution. The card is the cheaper version of the original GTX 680 Lightning edition and costs less, also performs slightly slower due to low clock speeds. As for the display outputs, this edition has two DVI-D ports, one HDMI port and one Display Port.

The card is scheduled for release on February 15th 2013 in Japan, and will be priced at 58,000 Yen ($623). The original edition is being sold for $499 presently so when the Lightning L edition is launched worldwide it should be priced lower than that, may be around $450.

Source: Videocardz

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