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MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Launched

Jan 31, 2012
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Ardabil, Iran
Processor Core i5 4690K
Motherboard Asrock Z97 Pro4
Cooling Stock
Memory 8 GB DDR3
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 580
Storage 850 Evo 120 Boot Drive
Display(s) 2236VWA
Case CM Elite 334
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Green 1350W
Software Windows 10 Pro
The GPU/Memory power is controlled by a Chil 8218/8214 IIRC.
Sorry I meant the chips for individual power phases... not the controller. the FET/stuff combined chips looks to me very similar to the ones on reference 5870/4890/4870/2900 that's why I thought they are volterra, they maybe not.:toast:
Dec 31, 2009
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System Name Daily Driver
Processor 7960X 4.5GHz 16c/16t 1.17V
Motherboard MSI XPower Gaming Titanium
Cooling MCR320 + Kuplos Kryos NEXT CPU block
Memory GSkill Trident Z 4x8 GB DDR4 3600 MHz CL16
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1080 FTW3
Storage 512GB Patriot Hellfire, 512GB OCZ RD400, 640GB Caviar Black, 2TB Caviar Green
Display(s) 27" Acer Predator 2560x1440 144hz IPS + Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 IPS
Case Thermaltake P5
Power Supply EVGA 750W Supernova G2
Benchmark Scores Faster than most of you! Bet on it! :)
No clue... I havent loooked up the PN to see honestly. But those are ooooooooooooold GPUs, so not sure if they still use that or not.

I believe it is IOR though.
Jun 2, 2011
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Aesthetically a big fail.
The Reactor and PWM LEDs light up blue and the light up multicolour Lightning text is soft. What should be red looks orange.
Dec 7, 2005
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System Name GRAYSCALE\Butterfly
Processor Intel Core i7 8700k @ 5.2Ghz\Intel 4690k
Motherboard ASUS Maximus X Hero \Asus Z97 Maximus Hero VI
Cooling Custom Water\Stock
Memory 2x8GB G.Skill RGB DDR4-3200 \2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) NVidia Titan Xp w/ EK Block \ MSI Reference GTX 780
Storage 512GB Samsung 960 PRO (M.2)\128GB OCZ Vertex 4 + 500GB WD Black
Display(s) Asus PG278Q ROG Swift\Acer x213h 21.3'' 1920x1080 LCD
Case Thermaltake P3 Core\NZXT S340
Audio Device(s) Integrated w/ AKG K702 65th Anny's\Integrated
Power Supply Corsair HXi 1000 \Corsair HX850
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum\2014 Razer Naga
Keyboard Ducky One TKL RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro (x64)\Windows 10 Pro (x64)
Personally I like everything about this card, even the aesthetics. Its for that reason I bought mine a few minutes ago and sprung for the overnight shipping. Now Its like waiting on santa tomorrow!

Rumor has it there is a fix coming to up the power draw from 109% max to 300% max. Then this beast will show why they over-engineered it so much.
Oct 26, 2011
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Processor 8700k Intel
Motherboard z370 MSI Godlike Gaming
Cooling Triple Aquacomputer AMS Copper 840 with D5
Memory TridentZ RGB G.Skill C16 3600MHz
Video Card(s) GTX 1080 Ti
Storage Crucial MX SSDs
Display(s) Dell U3011 2560x1600 + Dell 2408WFP 1200x1920 (Portrait)
Case Core P5 Thermaltake
Audio Device(s) Essence STX
Power Supply AX 1500i
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Corsair
Software Win10
Jun 4, 2012
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Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme 4
Cooling Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Memory 8GB G.skill ARES
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 980Ti SC
Storage Samsung 830 256gb
Case Silverstone Fortress FT02
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000
Software Windows 8.1
I just got the Classified, first time ever I got a computer part without consulting techpowerup reviews :ohwell:

Haven't overclocked it yet, but it's been excellent and quiet. Performance is great on my 27inch iMac (as a monitor).

Looking forward to the review by Wizz for both cards