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Ya the days of custom PCB graphics cards handily beating the reference PCB are over. In this test, the lightning is attaining core frequencies really no higher than a reference PCB. IMO the only reason to buy it is because of the good air cooler (which IS better than the FE cooler), or to us it under LN2.
A reference PCB under water gets you top speeds for everyday use.