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post #11 of 2028
I thought the draw of cards like the Lightning series was the crazy overclocks you could achieve, but with the voltage control/locks Nvidia has on cards now, is there still a point to something like this?
post #12 of 2028
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Interesting that they are doing both 770 and 780 lightning's this series.

Well, it's not all that surprising when you consider that the 770 lightning is basically a 680 lightning with a different BIOS wink.gif Forum posts elsewhere also indicate that you can transform a 680 lightning to a 770 lightning as well - although, it isn't really necessary; the performance will be the same (assuming similar clockspeeds). It seems that the 770 lightning uses the 680 LN2 clockspeeds by default.

It was probably a relative easy business decision for MSI, given that nvidia allowed non reference 770s on day one. smile.gif
post #13 of 2028
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Interesting that they are doing both 770 and 780 lightning's this series.

I think the reason is because the 780 lightning will be the new twin frozr 5, and maybe some other differences here and there. And since the 770 is a 680, they already had the pcb ready.
     
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I thought the draw of cards like the Lightning series was the crazy overclocks you could achieve, but with the voltage control/locks Nvidia has on cards now, is there still a point to something like this?

Sure there is. With GPU Boost 2.0 you can get more power delivery to the card with an approved aftermarket cooler through the nvidia green-light program; Nvidia will allow MSI to have higher boost clockspeeds out of the box in addition to higher overall power % available for use. What this means is that when you're overclocking, you will not hit the TDP or temperature ceiling nearly as much as you would with say, a reference card.

Of particular importance is the power TDP ceiling - MSI will have more "wiggle room" so to speak in terms of having higher overall TDP available for overclocking the card.
post #15 of 2028
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Sure there is. With GPU Boost 2.0 you can get more power delivery to the card with an approved aftermarket cooler through the nvidia green-light program; Nvidia will allow MSI to have higher boost clockspeeds out of the box in addition to higher overall power % available for use. What this means is that when you're overclocking, you will not hit the TDP or temperature ceiling nearly as much as you would with say, a reference card.

Of particular importance is the power TDP ceiling - MSI will have more "wiggle room" so to speak in terms of having higher overall TDP available for overclocking the card.

Yeah this and the EVGA Classified Hydro will be the beasts to beat for 780s. Though there are unlocked bios' anyway lol
     
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post #16 of 2028
this is just the card that I've been waiting for.
thanks for the info. will just wait for the specs and reviews then I'm sold. thumb.gif
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post #17 of 2028
I know when it is coming, all i can say is its not a very long wait ninja.gif
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post #18 of 2028
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Sure there is. With GPU Boost 2.0 you can get more power delivery to the card with an approved aftermarket cooler through the nvidia green-light program; Nvidia will allow MSI to have higher boost clockspeeds out of the box in addition to higher overall power % available for use. What this means is that when you're overclocking, you will not hit the TDP or temperature ceiling nearly as much as you would with say, a reference card.

Of particular importance is the power TDP ceiling - MSI will have more "wiggle room" so to speak in terms of having higher overall TDP available for overclocking the card.

yea one of my 670 ftw hits the TDP with modded bios causing it to throttle down and that sucks because i can oc it to 1398mhz on the core but i hit the TDP.
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I know when it is coming, all i can say is its not a long a very wait ninja.gif

How dare you tease us even more! tongue.gif
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The King has arrived. yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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