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Don't worry mate, I got one with just over 60%.

But yeah, it does 2Ghz on the memory. Air.
Granted, it crashes when gaming ( those lines ), but it mines fine.

http://i.imgur.com/xiu3cIn.png

Considering I get 1220/1900 stable with 3dmark when there are people having trouble with those clocks with much higher asic quality makes me doubt what influence it actually got.
Which is why my jaws dropped. That is amazing asic quality
2GHz on air?! Some say low = better or rather most.
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I thought the consensus was the higher the better?
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I thought the consensus was the higher the better?
I have no idea really. Also this card has coil whine issue frown.gif
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Update : It's been nearly 6 weeks and the card isn't back yet. Now I'm really pissed off. @MSIalex Can I get a explanation?
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Update : It's been nearly 6 weeks and the card isn't back yet. Now I'm really pissed off. @MSIalex Can I get a explanation?
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I believe MSI-Alex is no longer affeliated w/ MSI. There's another rep, I'll see if I can dig it up.

Sorry, to hear your troubles. I've had to rma my BE a few months ago due to no video on the dp connectors. I got it back really quick and I was lucky to get a higher clocking card as well. Its been rock solid as well as the three original flashed PEs.


You might want to try calling msi support for an update. I had fears Lightnings were not going to be available when i had to rma my BE. It may be the case now. I had to rma a GTX 580 3Gb in January of 2013 w/ Zotac. After four weeks of no replies, I got an email saying they were out and reason why the delay. I ended up getting a GTX 670 4gb instead. If they can't swap it for a Lightning, ask for a 290 (non-x) for the inconvenience.

Good luck thumb.gif
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I believe MSI-Alex is no longer affeliated w/ MSI. There's another rep, I'll see if I can dig it up.

Sorry, to hear your troubles. I've had to rma my BE a few months ago due to no video on the dp connectors. I got it back really quick and I was lucky to get a higher clocking card as well. Its been rock solid as well as the three original flashed PEs.


You might want to try calling msi support for an update. I had fears Lightnings were not going to be available when i had to rma my BE. It may be the case now. I had to rma a GTX 580 3Gb in January of 2013 w/ Zotac. After four weeks of no replies, I got an email saying they were out and reason why the delay. I ended up getting a GTX 670 4gb instead. If they can't swap it for a Lightning, ask for a 290 (non-x) for the inconvenience.

Good luck thumb.gif
alright I'll contact them. thumb.gif
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Well it's back. Same SN. I'll assume it should work now but I won't be keeping it anymore.
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