Originally Posted by Koniakki
Guys tbh I always wanted a Lightning but couldn't justify the extra $$. But now with some cash available and the price cuts I'm really thinking about it.
My question is that I've been hearing of average OC's on them. I know from a experience my now dead Palit 780 non-super Jetstream was doing 1254Mhzemail@example.comV.
Do the Lighting's surpass this easily on average? I know its a lottery but I mean on average if they are better than my previous card.
It also commands a 50-65euros premium too.
I would love to hear your constructive input and info.
The core overclocks are good, there is always a bit of luck involved with getting good silicon but it is the same for buying any new cpu or gpu from any manufacturer.
Originally Posted by criminal
Didn't your card die from added voltage above 1.212v?
The Lightning's components are heads and tails above other 780s (except for the Classified), so they can handle extra voltage without worry. That alone justifies the premium over other 780's.
This, as far as the gpu core & PCB, lightning is generally equal to the classy. When pushing the voltage & clocks, Lightning & Classified owners can breathe a bit easier than than those with reference cards, the VRMs can take it, with reference it is a guessing game at where a mosfet will blow.
Originally Posted by c0ld
So is the 780 Lightning have Elpida Memory or did they change that?
Whats the avg OC for the Core clock?
Lightning Owner here
With no added voltage mine benches easily at about 1215 core, +100 for ~ 1.25V gets me 1300-1320 core clock.
MSI did make some with Samsung memory, I don't know if any were or will be sold retail though, they exist but i have no idea how many. There are at least 16 of them out there
^ Those all had Samsung memory.
Originally Posted by extommy
I have 2 with elpida mem. But it doesnt matter much if u arent hardcore benching. Im much more into gaming and running sli at 1.212v at 1280mhz and 200 mem. With voltage added i ran both at 1420mhz. Stopped there cos of temp. Still waiting for waterblock for higher result.My 2 cards have 75 and 80% asicLightning is running with elpida mem but i dont care bout that since its for benchers.I have 2 lightning running in sli at 1280mhz and 200 mem at 1.21volt. With voltage added i could reach 1420mhz with both. Stopped there cos of temp and still waiting for waterblock for higher clock.
This is true, great memory makes a pretty good difference in the Valley scores, but Elpida with a bit lower clocks doesn't make a game unplayable, a nicer core clock can make up for quite a bit.
Originally Posted by strykerr1
The 780 classy is just the best Atm because they binned a bit better than Msi I will give them that but pound for pound the pcb is like a tank compared to the classys and with water block coming soon the Msi will easily outshine the classy I got that feeling in my bones he'll the classy didn't even get a full water block compared to the Msi.
The memory has really been the only difference on the Classy. Evga was a smart cookie this time buying up all the Samsung ICs, Classy has been ruling the 780s in the Valley thread.
I will have to try to change that...