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Ok, I see. Thanks for the info, I am new to the green team coming from a long line of ATI/AMD cards. So there will therefore be no MSi680 card positioned between the TwinForzr and the Lightning?

No, but there will probably be a 660 Hawk, or something close to that.

Hawks in the past have been 6870, 5770, 560ti, 460. Hawk doesn't go to high end.

Twin Frozr has gone to 580, 570, 560ti-448, 7950, 7870, 7850, 6950.

I have a TFII GTX560Ti - 384 core, for the record.

I like the TF design and performance; but personally, I am going to wait and see if anymore manufacturers release >2GB designs. I wouldn't mind future proofing a little with a couple 4GB models.
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The lightning (maybe extreme) will probably be the 4gb version. Think about it.
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Let me know when they release the Lightning version. Until then I'll be rocking my 7970's... thumb.gif
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Let me know when they release the Lightning version. Until then I'll be rocking my 7970's... thumb.gif

You should keep rocking them, EK is [finally] making a fullcover waterblock for that card! cheers.gif
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No, but there will probably be a 660 Hawk, or something close to that.
Hawks in the past have been 6870, 5770, 560ti, 460. Hawk doesn't go to high end.
Twin Frozr has gone to 580, 570, 560ti-448, 7950, 7870, 7850, 6950.

Ok gotcha, thanks for the info. +rep
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Looks far too much like the 7970 Lightning, which I wasn't impressed with the color scheme. Why can't anybody release a blue Lightning? frown.gif Tired of these ugly yellow and red colors.
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Looks far too much like the 7970 Lightning, which I wasn't impressed with the color scheme. Why can't anybody release a blue Lightning? frown.gif Tired of these ugly yellow and red colors.

It's a 7870 clone, might even be the same heatsink biggrin.gif. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7870_Twin_Frozr/

Anyways I think it's because red/yellow are more aggressive and they do that whole "military-class" etc. marketing stuff. And also it matches the Asus ROG color scheme (the red).
 
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Looks far too much like the 7970 Lightning, which I wasn't impressed with the color scheme. Why can't anybody release a blue Lightning? frown.gif Tired of these ugly yellow and red colors.

It's a 7870 clone, might even be the same heatsink biggrin.gif. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7870_Twin_Frozr/

Anyways I think it's because red/yellow are more aggressive and they do that whole "military-class" etc. marketing stuff. And also it matches the Asus ROG color scheme (the red).

MSI is a direct competitor of Asus in just about everything though. Why would they want the same colors as the competitors color scheme? confused.gif

Gimme a sweet blue / black card, then we're talking. smile.gif Like the 580 Lightning Extreme, that was a pretty card.
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MSI is a direct competitor of Asus in just about everything though. Why would they want the same colors as the competitors color scheme? confused.gif
Gimme a sweet blue / black card, then we're talking. smile.gif Like the 580 Lightning Extreme, that was a pretty card.

Hey I'm not complaining! I want a Maximus 5 Gene-Z (and 7850 or 660 HAWK/TF II) for my next build lol. Idk why they'd want red/black. But do consider Sapphire and HIS always do the blue/black, and MSi would rather be associated with an Asus color scheme than a Sapphire color scheme ("sexy" models on graphics cards, lol), is my guess.

Although I'm curious why there was a blue/black 7870 TF III at CeBit but nothing came of it :/ . Perhaps MSi should just give different color options lol. Personally I don't like that blue color on the 580 Lightning extreme's fans.. just a bit off (I'd rather a brighter blue). I'd take an all black/red personally, like the black/blue 7870. Or black/red/white.
 
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Are there any hard details on when the 680 twin frozr will come out next week. What day? What time that day? I'm new to the whole "buy a part when it's released" game. I have all the parts to my sig rig EXCEPT for my GPU and this is the one I want. Thanks.
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