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What a product to look at, the R7970 lightning has a very rare design, comes with only the best components, has voltage monitoring headers, comes pre-overclocked (extensively) and allows to be voltage tweaked at many levels.
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A good review of this card with pros and cons. thumb.gif

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-hd-7970-lightning-review/
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You forgot the link in the OP tongue.gif
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You forgot the link in the OP tongue.gif

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Nice review. I prefer the Gainward Phantom 680's looks though.
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Nice review. I prefer the Gainward Phantom 680's looks though.

That is a sharp looking card Sir, you are correct. smile.gif
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It's a shame they didn't put a dual-link DVI port on such a high end card frown.gif
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How come all the reviewers are incapable of OC'ing properly...?

1190 MHz, come on, even 99% of the reference 7970's can do ~1200MHz+.

I reckon this card will do well above 1300MHz on air if someone from OCN gets his hands on that.
Edited by toX0rz - 3/30/12 at 3:36am
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look sexyy!! haha
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Hopefully the 680 lightning will look as sick as that model. thumb.gif
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How come all the reviewers are incapable of OC'ing properly...?
1190 MHz, come on, even 99% of the reference 7970's can do ~1200MHz+.
I reckon this card will do well above 1300MHz on air if someone from OCN gets his hands on that.
It's not that they don't know how to overclock or they are being conservative...
They set the bar high when it comes to stability.

It's not like they run x game for a certain amount of time and call it a day.
They run programs like OCCT or other error checking programs.
At least that's what I think.

I personally can't push my card beyond 1070 MHz or it will shut off on me (OCP kicking in).
Games I could push it higher without a doubt, but I do GPGPU heavy stuff too.
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