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I think they will do it.Just for trolling us to wait a couple more months for a lightning version with unlocked voltage.


Two more things, what is the difference between the stock bios and the ln2 ? And the gtx680 directCU II has unlocked voltage ?
Edited by CalinTM - 7/8/12 at 1:57am
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im pretty sure you need to do some soldering on the DCII to be able to change the voltage.. you also need to be using a motherboard with VGA-Hotwire functionality. The only two boards with that functionality are the X79 RIVE and the Z77 MVE (MVE just got released and good luck finding one in stock right now)
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Yes you need to solder to be able to change voltage on the DC II. Mine is soldered. You only need the Hotwire functionality if you want to be able to use the motherboard to monitor and change your voltages, otherwise all you need is a multimeter to monitor and variable resistors to change your voltage. Mine is fully modded.
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I think they will do it.Just for trolling us to wait a couple more months for a lightning version with unlocked voltage.
Two more things, what is the difference between the stock bios and the ln2 ? And the gtx680 directCU II has unlocked voltage ?

Ln2 bios has a little more voltage hence why we all are using it. has a higher power limit and over current is off. Also the all the vrm's are active all tend time.

The guy who writes Riva tuner aka afterbuner is still waiting on a lightning to do the coding. As soon as he recieves the card I'd say about a week after or maybe a little more we will see a official release. It is not being developed as I write this. Anything Msi says about its in process is a lie to appease all the lighting owners who are raging about it.
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Thanks for the answer, this card has a lot of options, it's a high-end, no doubt, in my opinion at least.
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It just seems so odd that such a large and sophisticated company like MSI can't ship out a single card to someone that is so important to them and to all of the features that they put all over their product's box.
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Yep, definite MSI failure in my book, and I've been using their boards and cards for maybe 5 years. Although I'll probably end up with a Lightning too, hopefully this makes other enthusiasts think twice before buying their products.
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Yep, definite MSI failure in my book, and I've been using their boards and cards for maybe 5 years. Although I'll probably end up with a Lightning too, hopefully this makes other enthusiasts think twice before buying their products.


You can obviously go with the competition and solder your board and void the warranty... Or you can buy a 100$ addon with EVGA. Doesn't make sense to stammer like a child over voltage because unless you make a living doing benchmarks sponsored on HWbot or something, it is meaningless. 50mhz less for a week is not a big deal, nobody here makes a living off of 3dmark scores. Having 50mV more voltage doesn't mean crap when i'm playing the secret world, it might make a difference for 3dmark but honestly, anyone living for that stuff needs to go outside and get some fresh air. Just enjoy your games;) It is coming for sure.
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Yep, definite MSI failure in my book, and I've been using their boards and cards for maybe 5 years. Although I'll probably end up with a Lightning too, hopefully this makes other enthusiasts think twice before buying their products.

I can't recommend the Lightning enough, and I did buy the card knowing the software wasn't ready yet, but to be fair I was under the impression that the software would be out very shortly after the card, not weeks like we're seeing now. Still a great card, but it's debatable if the extra $100 per card is worth it without voltage control. I mean, that's like buying a Ferarri with a 70mph governor on it. Still well built? Yes. Still look better and run smoother than any other car on the road? Yes. Did you get what you paid for?...Well...no, actually. Not completely at least.

I'm patiently awaiting 2.2.3, but this fluke is definitely a blow to MSI's rep and reliability as far as I'm concerned.
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It amazes me how people will run out and buy the next big bad gpu when they already have a 580 or something along those lines. first word that hits my mind is the word retarded.

However I do want one!
     
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