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Originally Posted by neliz View Post

You actually DO use it with water cooling, if you have a GPU only block.

edit: to clarify my slide about the memory. We spent about two months with AMD tuning the memory. In the end it was between Samsung and SK Hynix, where of all the test boards, the Hynix memory just reached better results on average.

How is Gibbo getting Samsung memory on his just opened lightning then?
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Hi there

Well initial testing is very good, but we've got only +100mv voltage options on core, aux and memory. This card needs:-
+200mv core
+100mv aux
+300mv memory

It can handle the above fine.

But the Samsung IC is incredible, 6800MHz stock voltage and 7000Mhz with +100mv, think with +300mv we've got a 7200/7400MHz card. smile.gif
post #142 of 301
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How is Gibbo getting Samsung memory on his just opened lightning then?

Looks like a case of neliz not knowing what he is talking about again.
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post #143 of 301
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Looks like a case of neliz not knowing what he is talking about again.

Looking more like it. I asked them how they got a Sammy card and whether it was a test sample:

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Our card was around 1200 with no voltage to play with on very basic testing +100 . No point starting proper ragging without the necessary software.

They actually produced some Sammy and some Hynix cards after we recommended. No Elipida full stop. This is a retail card.
post #144 of 301
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Originally Posted by neliz View Post

You actually DO use it with water cooling, if you have a GPU only block.

edit: to clarify my slide about the memory. We spent about two months with AMD tuning the memory. In the end it was between Samsung and SK Hynix, where of all the test boards, the Hynix memory just reached better results on average.
Why didn't you release this card?
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Why didn't you release this card?
MSI 780 Ti Lightning

I think never, nvidia won't allow them to over volt/power the 780ti.
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Looks like a case of neliz not knowing what he is talking about again.

LMAO- It brings back some memories from the pre launch 780 lightning thread. tongue.gif
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LMAO- It brings back some memories from the pre launch 780 lightning thread. tongue.gif
I don't think that he stated that it will be only one of them though.
In this slides it was stated that the MSI Lightning OC were done with both and what he said
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Originally Posted by neliz View Post

You actually DO use it with water cooling, if you have a GPU only block.

edit: to clarify my slide about the memory. We spent about two months with AMD tuning the memory. In the end it was between Samsung and SK Hynix, where of all the test boards, the Hynix memory just reached better results on average.
he did not state that they have chosen one over the other.
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post #148 of 301
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I think never, nvidia won't allow them to over volt/power the 780ti.


i think its some double standards by nvidia. Nividia didnt want people to overvolt the 780ti, but let evga make the classified and the kingpin card, but didnt send enough cores to MSI to produce lightnings. EVGA probably had to go through major hoops to get the classified and kingpin out, but since theyre nvidia exclusive and their largest reseller, i bet nvidia caved for them.



@ the people wondering why Gibbo probably got a samsung one, these companies usually make cards with different memory chips for overclockers to test out, hell Vince has some super secret kingpin cards with hynix on them, but no customer actually saw any with hynix tongue.gif
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ya and technically out of the box the kingpin was green light approved. Without changing the bios and only using precision x it's a locked down card. But it's so easy to flash the bios and use the classy controller or evbot. kingpin even released the bios before the card even released to the public. I hope msi has the same community support for this card.
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ya and technically out of the box the kingpin was green light approved. Without changing the bios and only using precision x it's a locked down card. But it's so easy to flash the bios and use the classy controller or evbot. kingpin even released the bios before the card even released to the public. I hope msi has the same community support for this card.

hopefully we wont have to bang our heads against walls with the bios on the 290x lightning, AMD doesnt have that pesky greenlight to hold us back, so im sure the bios it comes with will be great. Still probably have to do a little bit of leg work to get the super voltage afterburner though.
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