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    [HWL] MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning

    The HardwareLuxx Overclocking Team "BenchBros" has received 1 of 12 samples of MSI's GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning. The card features the PCB and stock cooler already known from the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning.
    Small changes compared to the normal GeForce GTX 780 Ti include the sole use of Samsung ICs for the VRAM instead of Elpida ICs and a special BIOS version with 1085 MHz base clock / 1150 MHz boost clock and 1750 MHz memory clock.

    Next weekend BenchBros will be putting the card through its paces under LN2, so stay tuned for the results.









    Article: 1 aus 12 Samples: Hardwareluxx meets MSIs GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning ( German )
    Picture Gallery: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning ( 35 pictures )

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    The power circuitry looks beefy.
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    cant wait to try it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splave View Post
    cant wait to try it
    Can't wait to read your impresions and benchmarks.

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    nice card
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    Very nice card indeed...

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    But will it beat Evga 780ti Classy or even KPE....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX2Slow View Post
    The power circuitry looks beefy.
    Doesn't really matter as more than likely it will be limited to 1.212V.

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    I'm sorry to say that guys,but maybe you will have to get the MSI Lightning Radeon R9 290X, unless you're one of the 12 lucky ones

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    Already at an event in Beijing MSI told us behind holding out hand: A GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning will not happen - at least not officially. Our overclockers from the team Hardwareluxx Germany are one of twelve lucky ones who have yet to receive a MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning. MSI has made only twelve of these sample and they sent some overclockers. Handpicked structure for these samples, not only in the allotment, but also during production value is placed on the best possible GPU. This coming weekend the fastest GPU from NVIDIA to be driven in their limits based on the PCB layout of the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning.
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    I can't believe they would go to the trouble of making engineering samples and then not release a retail version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddMuppet View Post
    I can't believe they would go to the trouble of making engineering samples and then not release a retail version.

    If this really comes true and it doesn't come out, we know Nvidia is to blame. This isn't the first time Nvidia has clamped down on MSI. Particularly with stuff like LN2 bioses.

    It's seems Evga is being given preferential treatment.

    It's a shame because I consider MSI's cards the best engineered of all the manufacturers. Nvidia does not really have enough of a performance lead at all this generation so I don't know why they would pull these stupid shenanigans.

    Intel can do it because their CPU's blow AMD out of the water. Nvidia and AMD are really competitive with each other, so it simply arrogance on Nvidia's part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddMuppet View Post
    I can't believe they would go to the trouble of making engineering samples and then not release a retail version.
    unless nv said no as it is too close or faster than the Titan Black Edition
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_d View Post
    unless nv said no as it is too close or faster than the Titan Black Edition
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    That seem weird because there is already a product on the market that already is going to have those problems. The gigabyte ghz gtx 780 ti has boost clocks of 1150mhz. The same as the uprated bios of the lightning. The gtx 780 ti ghz is like 15 percent faster already than stock. I have a hardtime seeing the black being any faster than this if they stick with the same cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddMuppet View Post
    I can't believe they would go to the trouble of making engineering samples and then not release a retail version.
    It's still the same PCB that was developed for the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, but with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti core put on it. Only 12 cards were sent out and as far as I know this product will never be available for the public ( just like the GeForce GTX Titan Lightning ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajoh111 View Post
    That seem weird because there is already a product on the market that already is going to have those problems. The gigabyte ghz gtx 780 ti has boost clocks of 1150mhz. The same as the uprated bios of the lightning. The gtx 780 ti ghz is like 15 percent faster already than stock. I have a hardtime seeing the black being any faster than this if they stick with the same cooler.
    true the titan black looks like a 6gb 780ti
    http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-C...X-790-Incoming

    but would nv want anything more out to upstage their new $1000 gpu


    I more want to see the Lightning Radeon R9 290X anyway and its price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Dan View Post
    It's still the same PCB that was developed for the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, but with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti core put on it. Only 12 cards were sent out and as far as I know this product will never be available for the public ( just like the GeForce GTX Titan Lightning ).
    Well that's a bloody shame. As has been stated above I also believe MSI builds the best highend cards of all the major manufacturers for both Nvidia and AMD. Can't see why Nvida would even consider putting a stop on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddMuppet View Post
    Well that's a bloody shame. As has been stated above I also believe MSI builds the best highend cards of all the major manufacturers for both Nvidia and AMD. Can't see why Nvida would even consider putting a stop on this.
    Nvidia's are closed minded like a caveman when it comes to voltage control. The lightnings are built around voltage control.

    Maybe the reason Evgas is being given leeway is because, its limited by default to the kingpin edition which is rare and without modding the bios, needs one of those evgas controls which are also rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddMuppet View Post
    Well that's a bloody shame. As has been stated above I also believe MSI builds the best highend cards of all the major manufacturers for both Nvidia and AMD. Can't see why Nvida would even consider putting a stop on this.
    i agree. i must say on msi's vga stuff. they've always come through for me personally. ive had the worst luck on a couple msi boards in the neo2 a64 days but i gave them another chance and ive had solid vga's from them since.
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    Just wait for the 13th. card to show up on ebay. Lol

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    That's a real shame about availability to the general public (like me).

    I've been holding off on replacing my Lightning 680's (absolutely awesome cards running 1398 24/7 since week 1 of purchase) with 780 Ti Lightnings.

    Guess I'll look at other company offerings now.. Damn shame! The 680's have been nothing but brilliant for me.

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    Right.

    GTX 680 Lightning is an hell of a card.
    Too bad that GTX 780 Ti Lightning will not be public
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    If these are not an official release I wonder if MSI has unlocked the power restrictions on these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX2Slow View Post
    The power circuitry looks beefy.
    Looks insanely good.
    A pity for those running multiple ones the card is more than a dual slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX2Slow View Post
    If these are not an official release I wonder if MSI has unlocked the power restrictions on these.
    Yes these are for ln2 benchers
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