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Lighting strikes again as the MSI GTX 780 takes on the Titan.
MSI is at it once again and this time we see them bringing forth to the table yet another card in their “Lighting” series of video cards.
The Lighting is the top dog of the MSI lineup and offers’ the best in cooling, overclocking and features. Featuring MSI’s very own “Triple Force Architecture”, a dual BIOS, overclocked specifications, and a 20-phase (16+3+1) power design the card is ready in case you want to increase those clockspeeds even further. It also features MSI’s Military Class 4 components that are a moniker for using the best possible components in the make up of the card.
Based off of NVIDIA’s GK110-300-A2 GPU with 2,304 CUDA cores, 192 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. MSI bumped the GPU to 980MHz stock and 1,033MHz boost, up from 863MHz and 900MHz, respectively, from Nvidia’s reference design. The 3GB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1,502MHz (6GHz effective) on a 384-bit bus.
Though the card comes directly out of the box in an overclocked state does not mean the overclocking has to stop there as it was made for custom setting, including voltage and clock speed increases. GPU Boost 2.0 relies solely on how well a card can maintain a temperature variance and the cooler the card the better the overall boost.
We just built a system using the little brother to this card the Gaming Edition that matches their motherboard in the same product line. One thing that I know some people are going to scoff at is the price as the Lighting strikes back with a hefty MSRP of $ 750.00, therefore making it thee most expensive GTX 780 currently on the market. There is a catch though; this card is rumored to be almost as fast as a $ 1000.00 Titan card, making it also the fastest GTX 780 as well as the priciest.
I am going to have to bug MSI to let us see one of those as it just sounds way to interesting to not bring to you folks. Let us know in the comments below if you would like to see a review of this card on Tech Of Tomorrow leave a comment below with the hash tag #Giveusthecardmark and we will bug them until they cannot refuse us. Thanks for reading Tech Of Tomorrow, Together We Are Legion” ☺