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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

From what i've heard all standard 7970s can apply the boost BIOS easily. That said, it really isn't much different than manually OC'ing the 7970, I don't really see a point. They all seem to OC very well.
Well my Lightning was never the best overclocker...............memory yes, gpu no mad.gif.
so it would be nice to get those clocks without having to fight with it the way I do.
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post #12 of 54
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According to most sites the original lightning is quoted as 2.5 Slot......so it's likely to be the same.

It's 2.5 with the 'reactor core ' so it's 2 down, half up, so u would need to remove that ( it just clips off) to do two or more card right on top of each other,

All becomes irrelevant if and when u get water blocks, they are available for the lightening right?
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post #13 of 54
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Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post

I have benched two 7970 lightnings and I could swear they are 2 slot. You have to take off the reactor though.

Good to know, i didn't realise the reactor could be unclipped. Thanks matey thumb.gif +REP
 
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It's 2.5 with the 'reactor core ' so it's 2 down, half up, so u would need to remove that ( it just clips off) to do two or more card right on top of each other,
All becomes irrelevant if and when u get water blocks, they are available for the lightening right?

EK make a block for it.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-234-EK
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I really want to see how this perfomes agaist the 690 ! But cant wait for the release of this card, the 7870 did everything perfect and the price was great .
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I really want to see how this perfomes agaist the 690 ! But cant wait for the release of this card, the 7870 did everything perfect and the price was great .

690 is a dual GPU card. It will be about half the performance depending on OC, scaling etc.
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post #17 of 54
7970 Lightning is a two slot card thumb.gif and not adding dual-DVI is a failed revision in my opinion. Still a great card nonetheless. Most samples are decent overclockers. My sample was able to reach 1225MHz/1700MHz but gave me random no signal. Card was exchanged for 680 Lightning.
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Well my Lightning was never the best overclocker...............memory yes, gpu no mad.gif.
so it would be nice to get those clocks without having to fight with it the way I do.

What are your clocks?
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

Source: VideoCardz
http://videocardz.com/35418/msi-launches-radeon-hd-7970-lightning-boost
The MSI Lightning but even better......i'm tempted.

Don't. You will regret it when 8970 Lightning comes out in February next year. Even if I had the money I'd balk at not having the lack of dual-link DVI, until Display ports become more standard on affordable monitors I still want Dual-link for 120Hz.
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MSI already got it up on their website thumb.gif
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-Lightning-BE.html

OP: Maybe add it to the OP?

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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

Don't. You will regret it when 8970 Lightning comes out in February next year. Even if I had the money I'd balk at not having the dual-link DVI, until Display ports become more standard on monitors I still want Dual-link for 120Hz.

You mean in April 2013 (Reviews were out for it on April 25th, so actually might first be in May 2013 for customers)? And then you will be dissapointed again when the 9970 Lightning comes out in April/May 2014? rolleyes.gif
Edited by Kosire - 10/11/12 at 6:54am
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