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I have always been a fan of MSI Hawk and Lightning card's and finally we see a GTX 680 Variant. Interesting part is the Unlocked BIOS that disable's all safety features. Wonder if its true and looking to hearing more at computex.

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/24429/msi_s_nvidia_geforce_gtx_680_lightning_video_card_smiles_for_us_on_camera/index.html
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Things such as disabling Over Current Protection, disabling Active Phase Switching and an increased power range limit is included....Not only that but the GTX 680 Lightning features a digital PWM controller along with what MSI calls an enhanced power design which allows for "2X power output for maximum OC potential".

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Wonder how long until we see them at retailers and what kind of clocks will be achieved.
Edited by Crizume - 6/4/12 at 2:49pm
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Yes... this has been the one Ive been waiting for.
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Wrong format, but yay! Finally a kepler with proper voltage control, that is likely to show up in the US market, with a design that is likely to get water-blocks made for it, AND a half decent cooler too! (not that I care about that part)

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I have always been a fan of MSI Hawk and Lightning card's and finally we see a GTX 680 Variant. Interesting part is the Unlocked BIOS that disable's all safety features. Wonder if its true and looking to hearing more at computex.
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/24429/msi_s_nvidia_geforce_gtx_680_lightning_video_card_smiles_for_us_on_camera/index.html
Wonder how long until we see them at retailers and what kind of clocks will be achieved.

Unless it's a non reference board ( I didn't read the link ) I thought voltage was hard locked so BIOS wouldn't effect anything to do with voltage. Although it would be nice to see some voltage control for 680s
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Now only if it had 4GB.
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Unless it's a non reference board ( I didn't read the link ) I thought voltage was hard locked so BIOS wouldn't effect anything to do with voltage. Although it would be nice to see some voltage control for 680s

Lightnings are always custom PCB's.
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Wrong format, but yay! Finally a kepler with proper voltage control, that is likely to show up in the US market, with a design that is likely to get water-blocks made for it, AND a half decent cooler too! (not that I care about that part)
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Apologies since first thread but tried to fix. To Vega I completely agree. 4GB plus max OC plus MSI would have been beastly. Woulda likely substituted my nice clocking GB 670.
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Is that a 2 GB GTX 680?
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Finally, the 680 I've been waiting for! Hopefully there will be enough stock that I can get one when they do hit the shelves.
    
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To be fair it is not stated in the article and reading the fine print on the display picture they managed to snap no info either. Most likely it will be 2GB but can always hope for 4.
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