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post #1 of 13
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can some please tell me why the hell its so hard to get a MSI 6970 Lightning
i've had one back-ordered sense June 20th from Tigerdirect, Newegg doesnt have any either... did MSI stop producing them
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post #2 of 13
there's been a shortage of amd's chips. I heard that manufacturers will have more this month so you should see them back up for sale.
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post #3 of 13
..send MSI a pic of your avy and tell them your "upset" .. that should scare anyone enuf to give you 1x

*Hope its soon though.. I have been watching stock as well
post #4 of 13
I haven't been keeping up with amd at all, is the lightning the "best" air cooled 6970 out right now or is it pretty close to asus non-ref 6970
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Same, been wanting another for cf

Cant find 1 at all in the UK
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by SoliDD View Post
I haven't been keeping up with amd at all, is the lightning the "best" air cooled 6970 out right now or is it pretty close to asus non-ref 6970
The Lightning card has 18 Power Phases on it which is double the standard 6970. The heatsink though isn't as good as the DirectCU II but I'd say the amount of extra power phases makes up for it.
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post #7 of 13
Think the asus is a three slot cooler screwing up potencial CF and tri fire configs

the lighting for all intent purposes is a designer card meant for sub ambiant and aim directly at that market segment, and posers that want one or two in there box just to look cool, (And they do mind you) The power deliver system is fantastic, but can not be pushed with above ambient cooling, so in a water cooling or air to air enviroment they are not worht the money IMO

Moral of the story,

unless you are going to strap a pot on this sucker save your money and roll with the gigabite flavor as it has a great air cooling solution and only takes up two slots if you are going CF and grab a Asus CU if one card is your thing
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post #8 of 13
i ordered mine from tiger on Jul 11th and still waiting.
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How can you tell that they're out of stock? It looks like they have some on their website since you can add them to cart.
    
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post #10 of 13
if its out of stock it will say ships within 4-5 days
you can still purchase it They will just send it to you when they get them back in stock.
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