N770 Lightning


1150 MHz Core (Boost Clock:1202MHz)
2048MB GDDR5 7010MHz Memory

Video Output Function

Dual-link DVI-I x 1
Dual-link DVI-D x 1
DisplayPort x 1 (version 1.2)
HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a)

  • Hdmi

Trifrozr Thermal Design

MSI LIGHTNING graphics cards are engineered for perfection. Using the best components and industry-leading design principles, MSI LIGHTNING graphics cards are the top in the overclocking world for years. Advanced cooling, new features and a quality experience make it the default choice for those looking for the best performance.

TriFrozr Thermal Design

The new MSI TriFrozr Thermal Design is a cooling masterpiece. To deliver the best possible thermal performance, the new TriFrozr is equipped with two 90mm and one 80mm fan that cool the enormous fin grid array below it. Seven 8mm SuperPipes transfer heat directly from the GPU to the fin grid array. Designed to dissipate 550W of heat, the TriFrozr is guaranteed to keep your GPU cool in your quest for maximum performance.


Independent fan control

Independent fan control

Independent fan control allows for finer control of fan speeds. This increases your flexibility when it comes to customizing your own fan settings and it allows the LIGHTNING graphics card to respond quicker when temperatures rise in certain parts of the graphics card.

GPU temperature Fan controller #1
PWM temperature Fan controller #2
PWR temperature Fan controller #3

Airflow Control Technology

Airflow Control Technology

The aluminium fin grid array of the thermal design features special grooves that prevent thermodynamic "dead air" situations. This maximizes the use of airflow and efficiency of the available cooling surface and enhances heat pipe performance because of the directed airflow.

Propeller Blade Technology

MSI Propeller Blade fans have 20% more airflow than traditional fans and disperse the cooling air over a larger area. In turn, the heat sink and heat pipes benefit from more cool air and this increases its efficiency.


Advanced Thermal Design

Our most advanced thermal design yet


Triple Load Level Indicator

Triple load level indicator

A different load, a different light. With the triple load level indicator, you can see how many Watts are running through your LIGHTNING's veins. The illuminated color on the top side of the Lightning changes to Green, Blue and Red color, depending on the load and the intensity of usage.

< 150W Idle/2D
> 150W
< 210W
Light gaming
> 210W Gaming/OC

Enhanced Power Design

Enhanced Power Design

Both GPU and Memory are powered through the PCI Express Graphics power connectors. This eliminates noise or power ripple on the Graphics card's memory when overclocking and reduces interference and lowers stress on the Motherboards power delivery circuitry.

550W Thermal dissipation
Nickel plated copper base Large surface for efficient heat absorption
8mm super pipe 7 SuperPipes for maximum heat dissipation

PCB Design

PCB Design

The MSI LIGHTNING PCBs are the envy of the industry. To house the dramatic amount of 20 phases, a LIGHTNING PCB is made from scratch and designed to deliver the highest stability when overclocking. Thanks to its design, it doesn't require any external modifications to reach world-record breaking performance, making it much easier for an overclocker to start his benchmarking runs.

Power supply
  Reference design MSI LIGHTNING
Memory power Shared with PLL from PCI Express Bus Separate power pins for GPU and Memory, PLL uses power from slot
PWM controllers 1 for the whole card 1 for GPU power, 1 for memory and PLL
System influence Memory OC will increase power noise on motherboard Motherboard not affected by GPU & Memory OC

Military Class 4 Components

Military Class 4 components

The key deciding factor in performance is stability. The higher your stability, the higher your performance can be. MSI exclusively uses Military Class 4 components to power the LIGHTNING. These components are MIL-STD-810G certified and have proven to be able to withstand the torturous conditions of extreme overclocking.


DrMOS is the next-gen MOSFET which is used to deliver power to the GPU. DrMOS does not waste much power, stays cool and is more power efficient than other powersaving solutions. Because DrMOS is a 3-in-1 chip it delivers much more power with less components needed. This solution gives you the power to break world records.

Copper Mos

This latest technology of MOSFETS are built on a copper packaged principle which dissipate heat fast evenly and make sure the right voltages hit the right components on the MSI Lightning graphics card.

Hi-c CAP

A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP's MSI motherboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Super Ferrite Chokes

Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

Dark CAP

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.


ln2 mode


The core ideology of LIGHTNING is the ability to break world records, easily. Thanks to a single BIOS switch, a LIGHTNING graphics card is ready for extreme performance, by tripling or quadrupling the Power, Current and Thermal limits of the card. This simply means you can extract maximum performance out of your card without the risk of damaging it through soldering or other hard-mods.

Original mode

  • 200W Core Power Limit
  • 240A Current Limit
  • 250W TDP Limit
  • Factory OC

LN2 mode

  • 900W Core Power Limit
  • 800A Current Limit
  • xxxW TDP Limit


3x3 Kit

Using MSI Afterburner you're in complete control of your graphics card. Being able to read out correct speeds, voltages and temperatures is essential

Triple Overvoltage

Through MSI's unique design you can apply voltages to not only the GPU and Memory, but also an auxiliary voltage that is relevant to your card's extreme performance.

V-Check points

V-Check points allow you to accurately measure the voltages of your graphics card as software will always show a small variance and this can be disastrous under wrong circumstances.

Triple Temp Monitor

Measuring your GPU temperature is pretty common nowadays, but what is the temperature of your memory? Or your PWM phases? Find out with MSI's Triple Temp Monitor function.



MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.
4 Satrs
MSI N770 Lightning, un peu plus rapide, un peu moins silencieux
Editors Choice
“For those who are into overclocking. MSI N770 Lightning comes with great features like software voltage control. voltage checkpoints. dual BIOS. and GPU reactor.„
Maximum Performance
“MSI GTX 770 Lightning is a very powerful and unique card, which will be the adored by any hardware lovers & enthusiasts.” “…a card that pulverized his opponents like lightning.”
The MSI Lightning GTX 770 is a very powerful card, even when compared against the likes of the GTX 780 and the Titan. If you’re looking for an upgrade, and have a fair amount of money allocated for it, this is definitely one to look out for.
“Premium components. high clock rate and silent cooling. Besides the board. which is extraordinarily big and equipped with powerfull components. „Triple Overvoltage is one of the gimmicks. This feature not only allows overvolting for the GPU but also for the memory and auxiliary. The highest values allowed with the MSI Afterburner tool delivered stable 1350/4104 MHz – around 60 Mhz above the average.„ “With 0.8/2.3 sone the card belongs to the silent GTX 770 cards.„
Czech Republic
“MSI Lightning in its non-reference edition GTX 770 pulled out of the absolute maximum and we can highly recommend it if you want to shred some of those OC records.„
Top Technology
“At first sight the MSI GeFOrce GTX 770 Lightning appears very convincing. The name Lightning used to stand for an uncompromising OC approach and this tradition is being continued by the GeForce GTX 770. A 14 phase voltage regulation. the GPU Reactor. a BIOS switch and the voltage checkpoints should be convincing arguments for this card.„ “In respect to ist OC features and ist OC potential as well as the uncompromising design. we provide the HardwareLuxx-Technology Award for the MSI GeForce GTX770 Lightning.„
“For extra performance we don't need to think about OC and tuning. MSI already did it for us. This means, that for every added forint amount we will get maximum performance in return!„ “With secure cooling in their hands, MSI pushed up card clocks what can be visible in games of course. Based on this, we can say only: if you are able don't think about, just BUY it!„
Editor's Choice
“…the GTX 770 Lightning is a great card that can easily compete with the latest models of other board partners. ”
“Whenever I have a lightning card in my hands I already enjoy the product before I even seat it in the PC. It's sturdy, massively cool looking, you just know its gonna overclock and then here and there you see some gold plated stuff blinking from the PCB. That alone is worth the extra effort and money really. Fact remains that the GeForce GTX 770 is a GeForce GTX 680 in disguise, and that, overall, makes this a far less interesting release for many of you. In fact the GTX 770 Lightning is awfully close in to the GTX 780 Lightning of course. The harsh reality of course for those that have purchased a GeForce GTX 680 or even 580, there's no reason to upgrade whatsoever. Overall you are looking at a performance differential of 10% in favor of the GTX 770. The GTX 770 is faster thanks to a higher standard clock and memory frequency. But it's the same performance as a slightly tweaked GTX 680. What will be interesting to see is how this GTX 770 is going to cannibalize the GTX 680 sales. All
PCTuning Bronze Award
Czech Republic
“Assembled cooler TwinFrozr IV excels in silence stress. Fans spinning at only 1300-1400 rev. / Min are at this powerful and energy-consuming cards actually a very good result. Card MSI N770 Lightning but is primarily designed for extreme overclocking. which is appropriately sized entire PCB and power cascade. If you. however. about overclocking to the limit're interested (albeit with a mere water cooling). hardly find in a number of GeForce GTX 770 better model.„
Award for Quality
“Speaking specifically about the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning. it's a great graphics card with high quality components base. enhanced power system. powerful and quiet cooling system.„
Great Product
“The card is extremely good looking and MSI knows a thing or two about quality. This thing reeks of it. Apart from that. a large cooler always looks nice.„ “MSI GeForce GTX770 Lightning 2GB. the card for you who doesn't want to compromise on quality„
Recommended award
“Manufacturers tuning (OC) solution of N770 Lightning is the same as on HD 7970 GHz edition, same speed.„ “The second member of Nvidia's new 7 series generation is actually the strongest card of 6th series just with higher clocks. No other newbies but that clock growing is strong enough.„
Gold Award
United Kingdom
“Pretty much every aspect of the GTX 770 base design has been taken and tweaked for the Lightning Edition and for a card aimed at offering a value option in the high end, MSI offer something extra for the enthusiast which helps them stand out.„
“MSI has done an excellent job with its GeForce GTX 770 Lightning video card.” “We also learned that the biggest boost to performance came with the highly factory overclocked MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning. By having the boost clock at a high 1.2GHz, this video card offered the best performance and real-world gameplay advantages.” “The Lightning is most certainly an enthusiasts’ video card. It packs in the highest quality materials and build, an excellent heatsink and fan combo, and performance that pushes the GTX 770 to the edge.”
Pure PC 4 Fires
“Graphics Cards Lightning series are designed for the most hardcore overclockers who are going to squeeze the sweat of equipment. not necessarily the traditional methods of cooling. A box with a silhouette of a fighter suggests that the GTX 770 Lightning offers a truly high-performance efficiency. which already provides a very high default behavior for the core„
“We arrive at the conclusion of this second article on a GTX 770 and GTX 770 which we could say. because clearly. MSI offers an extreme model right out of the new GPU and it's rather pleasant. The card has a catchy look. yet the reference GTX 770 is far from ugly. but you can feel the experience of MSI. the Twin Frozr has a significant. but not only visually. as also in terms of cooling.„
  • Graphics Engine
    GeForce GTX 770
  • Bus Standard
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Memory Type
  • Memory Size(MB)
  • Memory Interface
    256 bits
  • Core Clock Speed(MHz)
    1150 (Boost Clock: 1202)
  • Memory Clock Speed(MHz)
    7010 (3505x2)
  • DVI Output
    2 (Dual-link DVI-I x 1, Dual-link DVI-D x 1)
  • HDMI-Output
    1 (version 1.4a)
  • DisplayPort
    1 (version 1.2)
  • HDCP Support
  • HDMI Support
  • Dual-link DVI
  • Display Output (Max Resolution)
  • DirectX Version Support
    11.1 API (feature level 11_0)
  • OpenGL Version Support
  • SLI Support
  • Card Dimension(mm)
    280x129x49.15 mm(w/ GPU Reactor)
  • Weight


1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.