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I doubt they've binned the cards to check how the GPUs clock. It would probably cost more than just dropping prices of the entire lineup which would make the whole move of a new card just useles
 
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post #12 of 49
$50 for better cooler. Mmm, no thanks.
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post #13 of 49
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I doubt they've binned the cards to check how the GPUs clock. It would probably cost more than just dropping prices of the entire lineup which would make the whole move of a new card just useles

ASUS does it and picks the best chips for their MATRIX cards. I don't think MSI is any different when it comes to their Lightning cards.
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ASUS does it and picks the best chips for their MATRIX cards. I don't think MSI is any different when it comes to their Lightning cards.

Yes but I doubt they would bin then again for this move...
 
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post #15 of 49
I don't see the point, they already have the N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
Really similar to the Lightning with smaller fans... and the core clock is better than the Lightning L worriedsmiley.gif
They must have a stock of Lightning cooler to get rid of. biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 49
We need MSIAlex to explain whether these are binned or not...
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I think the $$$ spent on binned cores would be for the higher performance series.. and not this one. These are likely "vanilla" cores that are 'unbinned' .. slapped on Lightning PCB. 

 

**Roll the Dice.. could be great buy/good core.. also could be 'above average' results with a mediocre core having stellar circuitry pushing it too... either way its better than vanilla PCB without saying..and good core/bad core, results should still be above a vanilla that is not all hacked/soldered up.

post #18 of 49
Got excited when I saw the thread title as I was expecting a 4GB version of the Lightning.
post #19 of 49
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Yes but I doubt they would bin then again for this move...

They probably didn't, they probably just took what was already the tier just below lightning that used to come in just a regular TFIII version or whatever it was and have now slapped the Lightning branding on it (and PCB etc.). I bet their gamble was that they can turn a better profit selling more cards as ZOMG LightningZ!!1! (and the price that name carries) than selling them with slightly cheaper components and PCB etc.

I'm so freaking smart, gosh!
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For those of you with questions about "binning", read this thread from 2 years ago: www.overclock.net/t/1032362/the-concept-of-binning-vs-cherry-picking-gpu-chips/

As for this card, all I can say is, what's being sold in North America won't change in the near future. So what you see at Newegg/Amazon/NCIX/TD/etc is what you get for now.

The original article references Japan, so don't jump to too many conclusions.
    
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