Thursday, February 14th 2013

MSI Outs GeForce GTX 680 Lightning-L Graphics Card

MSI released a slightly slower yet cheaper variant of its GeForce GTX 680 Lightning graphics card, the GTX 680 Lightning-L, in Japan. Identical in every way possible to the original launched back in June 2012, the card features clock speeds of 1019 MHz core, 1084 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory, against the original's 1110 MHz core, 1176 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory; and NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 1006 MHz core, 1058 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory. Since the components on the card haven't changed, MSI may have created quite some OC headroom for enthusiasts munch on, with their own skills. It remains to be seen if the GTX 680 Lightning-L makes it to other markets.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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18 Comments on MSI Outs GeForce GTX 680 Lightning-L Graphics Card

#1
EzioAs
Can I assume the "L" stands for lower? Or lackluster? Or lacking? Or lame? Or limited? Or it could be lousy? Or...ORRR???:eek:
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#2
jboydgolfer
Lol,

Why would they Produce this GPU??
Just to increase the O/C headroom??
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#3
buggalugs
Probably because they had some gpus that were unstable at the higher clocks, so they downclock them and sell a little cheaper.
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#4
Ed_1
by: buggalugs
Probably because they had some gpus that were unstable at the higher clocks, so they downclock them and sell a little cheaper.
Yes, and since Nvidia wants to lock max vcore after the launch of 6xx , if you are a little unstable there not much you can do cause there trying to force a lower max vcore on GPU .
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#6
tacosRcool
GTX 680 L = GTX 670 in performance?
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#7
EzioAs
by: tacosRcool
GTX 680 L = GTX 670 in performance?
No. It's just clocked lower than the original MSI GTX680 Lightning. A stock clocked 680 is still faster than a stock clock 670 while this new 680 Lightning L is clocked a little bit higher than stock clock ergo, still faster than a 670.
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#8
Breathless
by: EzioAs
No. It's just clocked lower than the original MSI GTX680 Lightning. A stock clocked 680 is still faster than a stock clock 670 while this new 680 Lightning L is clocked a little bit higher than stock clock ergo, still faster than a 670.
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#9
radrok
Could be a higher chance to find high leakage chips which I recall are good for subzero clocking :O
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#10
btarunr
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by: EzioAs
Can I assume the "L" stands for lower? Or lackluster? Or lacking? Or lame? Or limited? Or it could be lousy? Or...ORRR???:eek:
Lite.

by: tacosRcool
GTX 680 L = GTX 670 in performance?
No, faster than GTX 680.
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#12
radrok
I recall that being the twin frozr IV, I think neliz clarified that, I could be mistaken though.
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#13
[H]@RD5TUFF
I still say they should have made this thing in a 4GB variant.
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#14
neliz
MSI Rep
by: Hayder_Master
it's twin frozer III in Lightning package.
Sorry what?



Anyway, this is a Japan only release so most of you will never ever see this card.
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#15
the54thvoid
Hey Neliz, Why aren't MSI releasing Titan?

(thought I'd fish the thread) :p
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#16
neliz
MSI Rep
by: the54thvoid
Hey Neliz, Why aren't MSI releasing Titan?

(thought I'd fish the thread) :p
Can't comment on "Titan"
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#17
radrok
by: the54thvoid
Hey Neliz, Why aren't MSI releasing Titan?

(thought I'd fish the thread) :p
Nice try :p
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#18
Lifetoall
680 what joke

I can't believe they made another lighting with 2GB's of ram. Wow so disappointing for me. I've used the 680's with 2gb of ram on BF3 and they struggle. Im tired of people being like ya it works great for BF3 im maxed out on Ultra. Its like your frame rate sucks or your just not that fast all the level 100s are running on medium or high. :banghead: When is the 780 coming out???
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