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MSI GTX 780 Ti Lightning Pictured, Overclocked, and Tested

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Ahead of its launch, French tech publication Le Comptoir du Hardware scored an early sample, and wasted no time in taking high-res pictures of the card, its innards, and putting it through a battery of benchmarks. Their first opinion? That EVGA's GTX 780 Ti Classified K|ngp|n has met its match. Taller than most graphics cards, and thicker than two slots, MSI GTX 780 Ti Lightning is based on the same new-generation TriFrozr cooling solution as the GTX 780 Lightning. Its underlying PCB is unchanged, too. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and conditions it using a gargantuan 20-phase VRM. The VRM uses two separate controllers for GPU and memory+PLL. The GPU and memory both draw power from the power connectors, while only the PLL draws power from the slot. This way, memory OC isn't held back by the PCIe slot power supply.

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It's a shame that only reviewers and overclockers can benefit from such card using an unofficial BIOS.
NVIDIA should stop this bananas thing and let lower-level enthusiast an access to unlocked BIOSs
 
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Looks phenomenal. I want to see the cooler on the 290X

Its a pity no one can buy this card anyway. Only 12 will be made.
 
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Looks phenomenal. I want to see the cooler on the 290X

Its a pity no one can buy this card anyway. Only 12 will be made.
Where did you hear that?
 
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Where did you hear that?
The BenchBros overclockers said so on their FB. You can thank Nvidia for banning manufacturers from unlocking voltage.
 
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i think this is the best looking cooler i've seen if r9 290 cooled with this i will buy it for sure
 
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i think this is the best looking cooler i've seen if r9 290 cooled with this i will buy it for sure
Check Linus Tip on YouTube, he showed the R9 290X Lightning in CES 2014 with 3 power outputs, the additional power output is for Overclocking.
 
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EVGA>Gigabyte>ASUS>...long long nothing...>MSI