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Hello all, I have been testing the MSI 770L, and I am going to be posting here my findings. Having tested MSI's 680TF, 670PE, and 660 that this is one hell of a card.

Also, due to the fact that my drivers were pre-release I am going to be re-testing with the official version here asap...
I unfortunately realized this when I was testing that I didn't update the driver that I downloaded before testing.


Please feel free to ask for specific tests you want to see and I will try to make that happen if I am able to.

*Please note that a proper Afterburner version for the 770L is going to be released fairly soon as HQ is still working on it.*


-Ryan

Edited by TheGoat Eater - 6/3/13 at 2:47am
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High resolution photos for your viewing pleasure


















Edited by TheGoat Eater - 5/31/13 at 5:45am
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= Benchmark Results =
Setup:
CPU: Intel 4670 ES
Cooling: Corsair H100
Mobo: Z87 MPOWER
DDR3: G.Skill F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
SSD: Corsair Force 3 120GB
GPU: MSI N770 Lightning
PSU: Corsair HX 650W

Most of these were run at 5GHz w/ 1300MHz mem and stock GPU settings. some of them will show I was posting it a bit more. When the 770L afterburner is ready I will be pushing this much more ( that and I will have a custom *AB X.X.X -ryan* version that is completely unlocked wink.gif )















Running for about 20min, keeps nice and cool on auto smile.gif





Edited by TheGoat Eater - 6/3/13 at 2:44am
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Hey, could you overclock the card to the highest as possible? I would love to see the overclocking capability of the lightning version. Thanks!
post #5 of 29
What Moustache said. I'd like to see the max overclock achievable while keeping the temps under say 75°C under load.

Also if you have time could you run tests on a heavily modded Skyrim at 1080p using some of the ENB's that are available for it.

Thanks Ryan, eagerly awaiting your tests results for this card thumb.gif
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why the second? you can buy these cards now.

looks like the 680 lightning waterblock will fit on these
I should game.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rbby258 View Post

why the second? you can buy these cards now.

As I stated in the first post - the test system is still under NDA for a couple more hours ( 2 main parts wink.gif )

I unfortunately don't have Skyrim, but can easily stress the hell out of it. Right now the Afterburner 3.0.0 b10 isn't the best for this card. Unfortunately, it will be a week or two until the suitable Afterburner for the N770L is released. I am awaiting that eagerly so I can get my custom version of AB Xtreme to really push it past the limits. I would rather have the tool done right the first time instead of being half assed if you know what I mean ( so I am happy to hold on ) ,
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Wooow I like MSI stuff biggrin.gif
Looking forward for this review smile.gif
Thanks "TheGoat Eater" thumb.gif
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I'm still kinda sad to see the Titan Cooler not being offered on the 770 GTX redface.gif
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New !! thumb.gifthumb.gif

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