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Msi GTX680 Lightning GeForce 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Pros: Quiet, Cool, Excellent performance,

Cons: A little pricey, newer BIOS don't allow Voltage unlock

This card is simply a beast, the best one I have ever owned and of course Nvidia, I was able to clock to 1280 MHz with non L2N Bios, however downclocks to 1110 MHz with LN2 BIOS, Overclocks on air to 1430 MHz 3DMark 11 Stable.
The card is very quiet and stays fresh even at full load, fan was always at 65% idle and load, I was never bothered by the noise,
My temps were 28C idle and 55C at full load, the design of the Twin Frozr cooler is just great.
The cons are:
A bit pricey (I paid $648.00 with taxes at Fry's Electronics)
Quite big, definitely not designed for small cases, and last but not least, the new cards shipped by msi don't allow to unlock the voltage even with the LN2 BIOS.

Overall is a good product, I never bought anything from MSI, the card looks and feels rock solid, I can highly recommend to others to buy this baby, and now they are cheaper, $499 in most online stores.

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Posted

Pros: streight monster!!!

Cons: blue leds

these cards are monsters.. out of the box the clocks are 1228.. they say 1110 but they lied..but in a good way..these cards stay cool in sli and never go above 60 plus you can feed them volts for breckfast..with out volts both cards in sli are 1365..i dont overvolt my cards cause 2 are way overkill even for my 120hz monitor..for the price these cards cant be beat..puts the evga classy in its place..cause nvidia pulled the plug on voltage on all cards but the lightning. no more evbot. and the 4gb cards are a marketing gimmik..future proof my ass with sutch low mem bandwith who are you kidding..but buy these cards now before they pull the plug on them...you wont be dissapointed..and if you are pm me and i will buy the card from you..thumb.gifthumb.gif
Msi GTX680 Lightning GeForce 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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The GTX 680 utilizes proprietary Unlocked Digital Power architecture to unleash the full performance of the graphics card without any extra modifications. The innovative patented GPU Reactor power supply back plate also reduces power supply noise and improves overclocking stability. the GTX 680 Lightning is kept cool by the Twin Frozr IV cooling solution with Dust Removal technology, dual temperature-controlled fans, and SuperPipe. When compared to the reference board, temperatures are reduced by 16˚ and noise is lowered by 6.7dB, thereby providing optimal balance between thermal and acoustic. The MSI GTX 680 Lightning uses Military Class III components which have been rigorously tested by an independent laboratory to deliver extreme stability during overclocking. The 3x3 OC Kits, designed specifically for overclockers, are also the perfect tool for monitoring graphics card status. As the newest flagship graphics card, the GTX 680 Lightning offers advanced proprietary design features which deliver unparalleled performance, cooling, materials, and software applications to satisfy even the most hardcore professional overclockers.

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