MSI Unleashes The GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING Graphics Card – Faster Than The Titan At $749 US

MSI Unleashes The GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING Graphics Card – Faster Than The Titan At $749 US

MSI has officially released the much awaited GeForce GTX 780 Lighting graphics card featuring one of the most powerful and impressive design ever built for a graphics card. The GeForce GTX
780 Lightning is equipped with the same DNA as MSI’s OC products
featuring Military Class IV components and the Lightning exclusive
Triple-Force architecture.

MSI Unleashes The GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING Graphics Card

he GeForce GTX 780 Lightning features the GK110-300-A2 GPU which
comes with 2304 Cuda cores, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The card is clocked at
factory overclocked specs of 980 MHz stock and 1033 MHz boost while the
memory comes at a clock speed of 1502 MHz or 6 GHz effective. The GeForce GTX 780 Lightning comes with the standard 3 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 384-bit interface.

Those clocks and memory would be factory overclocked and would obviously be good enough to run all of the current and upcoming games
cranked up to the highest resolutions. You may think that the
frequencies are a little lower than what the competition has to offer on
the GeForce GTX 780 custom models but the overclock design makes up for
it allowing users to push past the barriers restricted by weaker PWM
designs on reference and other custom models. Not to mention the cooling
that’s offered by the latest TriFrozr cooler.

As for overclocking, the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning comes with mighty strong PWM supply. The GeForce GTX
780 Lightning features an 16+3+1 phase VRM along with the new DrMOS 4
being the next-gen MOSFET which is used to deliver the power for the
CPU. MSI DrMOS 4 does not waste much power, stays cool and is more power efficient than other power saving solutions. Because DrMOS 4 is a 3-in-1 chip it delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records. The card is powered through Dual 8-Pin connectors.

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning PCB

With such an intense power delivery system, MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning can break some of the highest overclocks with already securing the top place in HWBOT rankings by 8Pack which can be seen below:

GeForce GTX 780 Lightning

MSI has implemented their new Triple force architecture on the card
which has three basic features. First is the Triple Level Signals which
is basically a on-board LED that shows real-time load on the card by
displaying three colors, Green for Light Load, Blue for medium load and
Red for Heavy Load. Then comes with Pure Digital PWM control which
offers more precise voltage, power/voltage control via MSI afterburner application and faster V response time. Last of all comes the most anticipated feature of the card, the TriFrozr Cooler.

The cooling on MSI’s GeForce GTX 780 Lightning is handled by the latest TriFrozr cooler which is making an debut with the new Lightning graphics card. It looks amazing
boasting three fans, two black colored while one 80mm yellow themed fan
sits in the middle. The shroud looks fantastic with a large Lightning
logo on one side and a massive aluminum fin array sitting beneath it
which cools the GPU under massive
overclocked loads. The heatsink is equipped with seven 8mm heatpipes
that offer superior direct contact and heat dissipation off the GPU
base.

The interesting part is that the fan in the middle dissipates heat
off the PWM supply while the other two fans cool the GPU and Memory
chips. The card is powered through Dual 8-Pin connectors while Display
outputs include Dual DVI, HDMI and a display port. The MSI GeForce 780
LIGHTNING available globally for a price of $749 US which is $250 less
than the similar performing GeForce GTX Titan, impressive right?

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Reviews:

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Specifications:

Technical Specifications:

  • Model name: GTX 780 Lightning
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (GK110)
  • Base Clock: 980 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1033 MHz
  • Memory Clock / Type: 6008 MHz / GDDR5
  • Memory Size / Bus Width: 3072 MB / 384 bit
  • Thermal Design: MSI TriFrozr (2x9cm, 1x8cm)
  • GPU Reactor: Yes
  • Average Power ConsumptionLoad: 250W
  • Card Dimensions: 295 x 128.6 x 51.35 mm

MSRP (US): $749.99.

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Launch Video:

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Pictures:

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This article originally appeared on WCCFTech (Link)

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