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GeForce GTX 780 Lightning from MSI is finally here

admin Aug 8

MSI launches its latest flagship enthusiast series card, The Lightning. Comes with new frequencies accompanied by a new firmware, which brings all the stops for overclocking with liquid nitrogen.

GeForce GTX 780 Lightning

Just over a week ago MSI released the first pictures of the cooler for GTX 780 Lightning, which the company introduced an entirely new Twin Frozr cooler. New also is the heatsink with seven radiator pipes in eight millimeters and three fans – two 100mm and a 70 millimeter with individual control via software.

GeForce GTX 780 Lightning-2

We also know more detailed specs about this graphics card and with that arrives the final specifications. The clock frequencies lands on 980 MHz and 1033 MHz Boost frequency, up from 863 MHz (902 MHz Boost) from NVIDIA’s reference design. Graphics memory is composed of 3 GB of GDDR5 remains at the default frequency 6008 MHz.


In addition to the new cooler and higher frequencies the graphics card comes complete with a lavish circuit board housed 1:16 +3 digital voltage regulation and monitoring area for a multimeter. In addition, features the ability to toggle between the original firmware mode where the graphics card is locked to 250 watts TDP, and LN2 mode, which lifts all barriers and allows up to 900 watts of power for the graphics core.

GeForce GTX 780 Lightning-1

MSI GTX 780 Lightning will show up in stores very soon and is expected to have a price range between 800-1000 dollars over Nvidia’s reference design, ie just over 6000 Euros including VAT.

Below are the specs of the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning:

  • Factory overclocked: Yes
  • PCI Express channels: x16
  • PCI Express version: PCI-E 3.0/  400 MHz
  • Unified Shaders: 2304
  • Max Resolution: 2560×1600
  • Multi-GPU technology: SLI
  • Memory Interface: 384 bit
  • Memory Speed: 6008 MHz
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Memory: GDDR5
  • Processor Speed: 863 MHz Boost 902

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