MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 2 GB 27

MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 2 GB

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The overclocks listed in this section were achieved with the default fan and voltage settings as defined in the VGA BIOS. Please note that every single sample overclocks differently, that's why our results here can only serve as a guideline for what you can expect from your card.

Maximum stable clocks of our card are 1225 MHz core (10% overclock) and 1780 MHz Memory (19% overclock).

GPU overclocking works great! The maximum clock of 1225 MHz is higher than on any other GTX 680 we reviewed so far. Memory on the other hand does not overclock so much, other cards easily reach higher clocks, and ZOTAC's AMP edition even gets over 100 MHz more than the MSI GTX 680 Lightning.

Maximum Overclock Comparison
Max. GPU ClockMax. Memory Clock
MSI GTX 680 Lightning1225 MHz1780 MHz
MSI GTX 680 TwinFrozr III1147 MHz1825 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 680 AMP!1130 MHz1895 MHz
Palit GTX 680 JetStream1165 MHz1833 MHz
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II1207 MHz1766 MHz
NVIDIA GTX 6801147 MHz1833 MHz
AMD HD 79701075 MHz1715 MHz

Important: Each GPU (including each GPU of the same make and model)
will overclock slightly differently based on random production variances.
This table just serves to provide a list of typical overclocks for similar cards,
reached during TPU review.

Overclocked Performance

Using these clock frequencies we ran a quick test of Battlefield 3 to evaluate the gains from overclocking.

Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 13.4%.
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