Thursday, May 25th 2017

MSI To Launch GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, USB Type-C 1080 Ti Gaming X at Computex

MSI is set to make a debut of their top-tier, latest-generation graphics card under the Lightning branding, the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, at this year's Computex. The new Lightning Z makes use of three TorX 2.0 (the same the company uses on its TWIN FROZR VI cooling solutions) fans, though the tripled configuration is set to use the TriFrozr moniker. This generation of the Lightning line of graphics cards sheds its iconic yellow streaks, however, in favor a RGB-capable LED lighting which supports MSI's own Mystic Light. This graphics card also makes use of MSI's Military Class 4 components.

The next MSI graphics card, however, promises to be the most interesting product. Even though MSI's Gaming X lines of graphics cards and Twin Frozr VI coolers are already well-known, those are not the highlights of the 1080 Ti Gaming X the company will be presenting at Computex. Rather, it's its adoption of a USB Type-C connector that's worth talking. This is something that is long overdue, with some monitors already offering this choice of interface, which promises to be the end-all be-all of display protocols, since it can leverage DisplayPort, Thunderbolt and HDMI. Let's see if this move by MSI sets off a trend. We suppose it will, considering how the industry works
Source: Videocardz
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9 Comments on MSI To Launch GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, USB Type-C 1080 Ti Gaming X at Computex

#1
jabbadap
Hmm how that usb-c thingy works, I'm kind of ignored whole thing. Can you plug usb-c external harddrive on that?
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VSG
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jabbadap
Hmm how that usb-c thingy works, I'm kind of ignored whole thing. Can you plug usb-c external harddrive on that?
No, it is just another display-out configuration only. You use it to connect to displays that can leverage Thunderbolt or any other USB-C configuration (DP, HDMI) for the display connection signal.
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#3
Slizzo
Hmm... will this be able to support an 8K monitor?
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#4
dwade
Meh all that matters is the upcoming HDMI 2.1. Everything else is obsolete.
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#5
Ubersonic
Raevenlord
Rather, it's its adoption of a USB Type-C connector that's worth talking.
Why? It doesn't really do anything that Displayport doesn't. And to make matters worse they removed a Displayport connector to add it instead of one of the legacy (DVI/HDMI) ports lol.
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#6
The Quim Reaper
At last! a top end, colour neutral MSi GPU.

Red & black...so last decade darling

Yellow & black...too divisive

Black & choice of RGB colour...best option.
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
dwade
Meh all that matters is the upcoming HDMI 2.1. Everything else is obsolete.
HDMI is just an updated DVI port. :rolleyes: I will take DP over it every day...
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erocker
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Ubersonic
Why? It doesn't really do anything that Displayport doesn't. And to make matters worse they removed a Displayport connector to add it instead of one of the legacy (DVI/HDMI) ports lol.
It seems everyone is adopting it... Which is good! One connector to rule them all!
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#9
Ferrum Master
The dvi connector makes the thing more bent sturdy and acts as a supporting angle.

But otherwise... one should really become only one... ie why spending RD money on things that deliver the same...
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