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Yes, the card itself...
But the 1800 MHZ core, 7.7GHZ Memory?
That was achieved with -liquid nitrogen-, not available with the card by default. A pro OC'er did this.
Not sure what people aren't understanding.

Mate stop talking now, we all know it was under LN2, we can read after all.
You're the one being thick here.
    
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Wow !! Not far off 2000mhz. Mite be soon tongue.gif

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Not even sure if Mkilbride is serious or not. Of course everyone would know that this was achieved with Liquid Nitrogen and this level of OC will not be achievable with normal buyers. The most important thing is that the MSI 7970 lightning is a very capable card.

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post #34 of 101
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Dunno why people think you can buy these.
You can't, it's for testing purposes only.

Of course you can. They're going on sale soon.
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post #35 of 101
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Yes, the card itself...
But the 1800 MHZ core, 7.7GHZ Memory?
That was achieved with -liquid nitrogen-, not available with the card by default. A pro OC'er did this.
Not sure what people aren't understanding.

Are you going to say the same thing about the FX 8150 reaching 8Ghz?

Seriously, I don't think there's a person that has commented on this thread that doesn't realize that normal users can't reach those clocks. That's kind of a given as soon as you mention overclocking using LN2. thumb.gif
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Wow I was thinking about waiting till the HD8000 series or the GTX700 series but this card is making me reconsider my options... what do you guys think?
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post #37 of 101
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Wow I was thinking about waiting till the HD8000 series or the GTX700 series but this card is making me reconsider my options... what do you guys think?

Tomorrow is a public holiday here...so suppliers will only respond on thrusday but I am def getting 2 of these and selling the 3 ref versions I have biggrin.gif
Obviously we won't achieve oc's like that but I reckon the cards will still oc like monsters under water.
    
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You can probably get pretty high with a quality water-cooling system. But I'm sure just seeing one card handle 1.7v is enough to get a lot of people to buy them. I hope every one's components hold up this well. But I wonder how many cards he had to go through to reach this speed though.
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That's awesome. Though the reality check is of course is not all them are going to overclock well. HardOCP's review today couldn't get theirs to stay stable on all games past 1190 MHz on air, which is kinda weak.



http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/20/msi_r7970_lightning_video_card_review/3
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