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Didnt see this posted yet













(unconfirmed pcb image (99.99% chance it is)

There will be a waterblock made by EK for this GPU and will be released in the first half of May: http://www.ekwb.com/news/385/19/Two-new-custom-PCB-GeForce-GTX-780-water-blocks-in-the-works/

August the 28th will be a HARD LAUNCH with units available on that day. Cards are in distributor channels/retail locations ATM.
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It's hard to say if there's a real card hidden there, and the translation isn't really much helpful either. Apparently, MSI is about to announce a new Twin Frozr V cooler at Computex, but it's unknown if the card will be introduced as well.

According to Barry Chang, a product marketing manager at MSI, the box contains a cooling mechanism for the card, but the card itself is not yet ready (apparently not in the box). However, I would not be surprised if they would show the whole card already (at least a prototype).]
Source: http://videocardz.com/42549/msi-teasing-geforce-gtx-780-lightning-at-computex
Original with translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gdm.or.jp%2Fcrew%2F2013%2F0605%2F32712&act=url
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GTX 780 for mounting the cooling mechanism of the new
from translation, seems to mean the twin frozr V will debut on the 780.

OOOOOOO GOODIEGOODIEGOODIE!

will update with more info when time comes.

UPDATE: So Msi has decided to push the launch date to August 28th. Pictures.
UPDATE 2:
 

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I knew it. My wallet is almost ready
 

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Can't wait love the lightning's !!!
 

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dude...i am so tempted to trade in the 3 7970 lightnings for 3 780 lightnings....
Was just sitting here thinking the same thing, although just one, lol.
 

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OH MY. Please say it's true.

I loved my former Lightning 680s, they were easily among my favorite personally owned GPUs of all time. Very anxious for more news on the lightning 780!
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Interesting that they are doing both 770 and 780 lightning's this series.
 

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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?
 

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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
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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.
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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.
 

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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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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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