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MSI R7970 PE on Newegg-Looks like a Lightning?

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    In the pictures, on the back of the card it says Lightning so.. It's a lightning. :)
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    PE = Power Edition...lightniing PCB and cooler, reference clocks. Probably cards with GPUs that didn't make the Lightning quality standards, or were just not tested for Lightning clocks.


    Interesting, anyway.
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    Strange they keep the Lightning printed on it.
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    Power Edition
    - Triple Overvoltage: adjust the voltage of GPU, memory and VDDCI to unleash the potential of graphics card.
    - Enhanced PWM Design: provide 17 PWM phase to get higher overclocking capability and better stability.

    At the bottom of the details page on the Newegg page OP linked.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Meh. not really...they probably ordered a bunch of the coolers and backplates, more than needed, and are now clearing out the old stock of them this way. In the past they were selling the TwinFrozer 2 coolers in Taiwan or Japan, cooler only, so it kinda makes sense to see such a card. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a couple, I really likr all the VRM LEDs and such.
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    Sounds good. Ordered overnight, so will receive tomorrow. (Thursday)
    Hope I got lightning performance...
    My Sapphire 7970 OC was running 1250 Core with no issues. Returned it due to Coil buzz.
    Hope I can hit 1300 core with this. We will see. Will let you know...
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    looks like the Reactor is installed if you look a the egg back view you can see 'LED1' through the MSI . it appears to be the same as this

    Think I'll order 1 Been waiting for a Saphire Toxic but this will be fun to play with
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    Maybe hardware wise its 100 percent lightning with reference core clock. This is fine as it will overclock just as high.
    I look forward to getting my hands on it.
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    Why are 7970 prices going back upwards? The real lightning was $520 not long ago, and the arrival of the GHz edition 7970 will demand even lower prices than that.
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    When you get it upload a copy of the bios to the data base , going to take a few days to get up here in the north, would like to have a bois to play with;);) in the mean time
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    Can't find any reference to this card on the WEB. Not even the MSI website. Only on Newegg. Can't wait to see it tomorrow... Interesting
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    First I have heard or seen of this card.
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    Sorry Everyone. After sleeping on it, I realized that this was not a true Lightning.
    So I had UPS return to sender for a full refund. Now the real lightning is available. $600 seems pricey to me concidering it does not overclock much better than others.
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    I'LL let you know if it was any good...... should be here next week

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