MSI Unveil GTX 780 Lightning
Ryan Martin / 4 years ago
It is a graphics card that I know a lot of people have been waiting for and finally MSI have unveiled it. The MSI GTX 780 Lightning is now available and is a huge step forward at the top end of the market for graphics card enthusiasts. In terms of the basics the card uses an Nvidia GK110 GTX 780 GPU overclocked to 980MHz core, 1033MHz boost with stock 6008MHz VRAM. That said, the card has huge overclocking potential and an abundance of high end features. It boasts MSI’s newly designed high performance TriFrozr cooler and has a huge range of overclocking and enthusiast features which you can see detailed fully below.
Exclusive Triple Force Architecture
The latest generation of MSI’s GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING uses Triple Force Architecture. Equipped with a Triple Level Signals LED function, TriFrozr Thermal Design with independent fan control system, and PureDigital PWM control. The Triple Level Signals LED features green, blue, and red lights that represent light, medium and heavy power loads on the device. This ensures that players have complete control over their games or the overclocking process.
The innovative TriFrozr Thermal Design with independent fan control far exceeds any traditional or custom cooler’s thermal performance and ensures better cooling of the GPU, memory and PWM modules. This iteration of MSI’s exclusive design builds upon the PropellerBlade and the Dust Removal Technology of the previous model, alongside seven 8 mm SuperPipes for unrivaled thermal performance. In addition, the PureDigital PWM control technology provides a more stable and accurate voltage signal than traditional designs. The PWM’s reaction time is shorter and helps enthusiasts more achieve a higher stability in the most stressful of environments.
Twin BIOS and the Enhanced Power Design Combine for Extreme Overclocking Capabilities
Twin BIOS is composed of an original BIOS and overclocking BIOS. The original BIOS allows users to obtain better performancethrough out of the box overclocking, while the overclocking BIOS is specifically designed for extreme LN2 overclocking. By removing restrictions, the capabilities of the graphics card are dramatically increased, which allows users to unlock the card’s full potential. The enhanced power supply provides more phases of power than standard models. The GPU has 16 phases, which more than doubles the capabilities of standard designs. The memory of the power supply even has a independent power source, which further supports a foundation for extreme overclocking. Not to mention that MSI’s exclusive, patented GPU Reactor filters out extra noise for a stable overclocking experience.
Top Military Class Components and Convenient Overclocking Utility
MSI always emphasizes top quality and stability when pursuing the highest in product performance. When developing products, MSI makes satisfying market demands and expectations its primary purpose. The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING introduces the latest Military Class 4 components to the series. The components have gone through rigorous testing in a laboratory to satisfy the Military Standard 810G. Regardless if it is the advantages of the low-temperature, high performance DrMOS 4, the double-sided CopperMOS thermal design, the highly durable and stable tantalum Hi-C Cap cores, the polished surface of the New SFC for added cooling, or the corrosion proof Dark Solid CAP, each aspect of the LIGHTNING ensures the best possible stability.
The 3×3 OC Kits Puts the Information in Your Hands
Designed specifically for overclocking, the 3×3 OC Kits are a must-have for all enthusiasts. The kit allows users to adjust the voltage levels GPU, memory, and PLL through MSI’s exclusive Afterburner utility while monitoring GPU, memory, and MOFSET temperatures. V-Check Points also capitalize upon the multi meter measuring of GPU, memory, and PLL voltage levels to give users direct calibration data—a function that guarantees success in the world of extreme overclocking.
- Model name: GTX 780 Lightning
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (GK110)
- Base Clock: 980 MHz
- Boost Clock: 1033 MHz
- Memory Clock / Type: 6008 MHz / GDDR5
- Memory Size / Bus Width: 3072 MB / 384 bit
- Thermal Design: MSI TriFrozr (2x9cm, 1x8cm)
- GPU Reactor: Yes
- Average Power ConsumptionLoad: 250W
- Card Dimensions: 295 x 128.6 x 51.35 mm
MSRP (US): $749.99.
Images and Information courtesy of MSI