N780 Lightning

(GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING)

Core/Memory 

980MHz Core (Boost Clock:1033MHz)
3072MB GDDR5 6008MHz 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

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 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

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.
 

Our most advanced thermal design yet

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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.

 

 

  1. UAll images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different GPU. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.
Editor's Choice (9.2/10)
2014-05
USA
“The MSI GTX 780 Lightning 3GB is exactly what you expect.” “A strong performing, great looking beast of a video card, that’s expensive. ” “To get the most out of the model, overclock, but if you do leave it at stock, you can still know you’re buying one of the best GTX 780s on the market.” By Shawn Baker
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Editors choice
2014-01
Russia
"Солидная карта для солидных геймеров"
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Editors choice
2014-01
Russia
“Prestigious card for serious gamers „ • Dual BIOS • Three fans with independent rotation • Connectors for voltage measurement • Strong Power System • Leadership in almost all tests
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2013 Annual Gold Award
2013-12
Indonesia
Through MSI GTX 780 Lightning , MSI graphics card again managed to bring them to a higher level, which is a hallmark of their Lightning series. The length of time the development is a dish of sweet fruit with high gaming performance even when used in a standard state and features abound, especially in the sector of overclocking. Undeniably, gaming performance standard MSI GTX 780 Lightning relatively tight and satisfying. Even the graphics card to offset or even exceed the performance of the GeForce GTX TITAN on some testing.
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Editor&#039;s Choice: Best product
2013-12
Ukraine
MSI N780 Lightning предлагает сочетание переработанного дизайна с усиленной системой питания, мощного охлаждения и отличного разгонного потенциала. Сложная многофазная система питания приносит свои плоды даже при разгоне на «воздухе». Итоговый результат в 1267 МГц по Boost является беспрецедентно высоким для этой серии видеокарт. В этом плане Lightning оказался на голову лучше всех протестированных ранее GeForce GTX 780.
5
Editor's Choice: Best product
2013-12
Ukraine
“MSI N780 Lightning offers a bunch of improved design with enhanced power system, powerful cooling and great overclocking potential. Complex multi-phase PWM is paying off even during overclocking with air cooling. Outcome at the rate of 1267 MHz Boost is unprecedentedly high for this series of graphics cards. In this regard, Lightning proved itself much higher than any previously tested GeForce GTX 780.„
6
Overclocker's Dream
2013-12
United Kingdom
“There are overclocked graphics cards and then there are overclockers’ graphics cards. This graphics card from MSI is certainly the latter„
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Gold
2013-12
France
Subjugués nous sommes, d’autant plus que la surprise fût de mise dès le déballage de la carte, tant les premiers clichés ne rendaient clairement pas justice à cette GTX 780 Lightning. Cette carte est un bijou, un monstre de puissance capable de vous charmer. Le revirement stylistique nous avait laissé pantois, mais après un séjour à la ferme, le charme a agi et nous sommes convaincus par cette vision de la GTX 780.
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Gold
2013-12
France
Subjugués nous sommes, d’autant plus que la surprise fût de mise dès le déballage de la carte, tant les premiers clichés ne rendaient clairement pas justice à cette GTX 780 Lightning. Cette carte est un bijou, un monstre de puissance capable de vous charmer. Le revirement stylistique nous avait laissé pantois, mais après un séjour à la ferme, le charme a agi et nous sommes convaincus par cette vision de la GTX 780.
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Gold
2013-12
France
“We are overwhelmed, especially since the implementation surprise was when unpacking the card, as the first pictures do not clearly did justice to the GTX 780 Lightning. This card is a gem, a powerhouse able to charm you. The stylistic shift had left us speechless, but after a farm stay, charm acted and we are convinced by this view of GTX 780.„ “The card is really powerful without even having tried to push the overclocking of origin, but its solid design and refinement of its components suggest the best at this level. The new design of the Lightning exudes quality and card full of details that many users, such as the quality of materials, the BIOS switch, etc..„ “The price for this MSI GTX 780 Lightning is 539 €, 100 € more than a reference model, which can shock. But let's be honest, it is an exercise in style, an almost final card, if you in a good cooling and adventurer card, this card quickly becomes interesting. SLI, 1080 €, you will offer an ultimate solution of GPUs, compared w
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Gold
2013-12
Czech Republic
“We are overwhelmed, especially since the implementation surprise was when unpacking the card, as the first pictures do not clearly did justice to the GTX 780 Lightning. This card is a gem, a powerhouse able to charm you. The stylistic shift had left us speechless, but after a farm stay, charm acted and we are convinced by this view of GTX 780.„ “The card is really powerful without even having tried to push the overclocking of origin, but its solid design and refinement of its components suggest the best at this level. The new design of the Lightning exudes quality and card full of details that many users, such as the quality of materials, the BIOS switch, etc..„ “The price for this MSI GTX 780 Lightning is 539 €, 100 € more than a reference model, which can shock. But let's be honest, it is an exercise in style, an almost final card, if you in a good cooling and adventurer card, this card quickly becomes interesting. SLI, 1080 €, you will offer an ultimate solution of GPUs, compared w
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Product of the Year
2013-12
Turkey
“MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, with its increadible cooling and performance that exceeds even Titan becomes the most successful graphics card of the year 2013„
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PCTuning Gold Award
2013-12
Czech Republic
“The card is exquisitely wrought, fitted with quality components, the high performance and reserve the clock is phenomenal.„ “The performance after overclocking is the bomb, as well as the ability to monitor and control through utility card manufacturer.„ “If you want a "seven hundred and eighty,"this is the true queen of the GeForce GK110 core.„ “Card MSI GTX 780 Lightning carries the highest award for a phenomenal margin for overclocking, high performance and exclusive treatment.„
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Product of the Year 2013
2013-12
Ukraine
На разработку эксклюзивной версии видеокарты на базе чипа GK110 инженерам компании MSI понадобилось около года. Принципиально улучшенная схемотехника позволяет получить максимум от GeForce GTX 780. Даже в штатном режиме устройству по силам тягаться с GeForce GTX TITAN, но благодаря внушительному запасу прочности, новая «молния» стала очень желанным инструментом экстремальных оверклокеров, привыкших видеть свои ники в топе общепризнанных тестовых рейтингов. Разработчики хорошо потрудились и требуют за свои труды соответствующую плату. MSI N780 Lightning – удовольствие не из дешевых, но те, кто грезят мировыми рекордами, не зря потратят свои деньги.
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Product of the Year 2013
2013-12
Ukraine
“It took about a year for the MSI engineers to develop an exclusive version of graphics card based on the chip GK110. Fundamentally improved PWM to squeeze the maximum from the GeForce GTX 780. Even in normal mode device is able to compete with the GeForce GTX TITAN, but thanks to an impressive safety margin the new "Lightning" has become a very desirable tool for extreme overclockers who are accustomed to seeing their nicknames in the top of the benchmark rankings. The developers did a good job and claim for the appropriate fee for their efforts. The MSI N780 Lightning is quite expensive, but those who dream of world records will never think they have wasted their money in vain.„
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Overclocker's Dream
2013-12
United Kingdom
There are overclocked graphics cards and then there are overclockers’ graphics cards. This graphics card from MSI is certainly the latter
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Highly Recommended
2013-12
Australia
“MSI allowed its engineers to crank up the base and boost GPU clocks of the lighting from the 770’s standard1046/1085 MHz to 1150/1202MHz, respectively. That higher than the 5-7% that most of MSI’s competitors are willing to push, but still in the range of safe overclocks. In testing at stock clock speeds, the Twin Frozr IV cooler on the N770 kept the GPU temps down to a very reasonable 63oC under load, leaving ample headroom for further overclocking. Given that at its stock clocks, the Lightning is as quiet as the dead- especially once inside a decent PC case.„
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Product of the Year
2013-12
Turkey
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning başarılı soğutucusu ve GTX Titan'ı zaman zaman geride bırakabilen yüksek performans değerleriyle 2013 yılının en başarılı ekran kartı konumuna yerleşiyor
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Golden
2013-11
Spain
La MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning ofrece un rendimiento excepcional unido a una capacidad de overclocking realmente elevada que catapulta a la GTX 780 a un nivel superior. Si le sumamos su baja sonoridad gracias al sistema TriFrozr y unas temperaturas contenidas, estamos ante una de las opciones más interesantes para dicho chip.
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Golden
2013-11
Spain
“The MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning delivers outstanding performance coupled with a really high overclocking capability that catapults the GTX 780 to a higher level. If we add your thanks to low noise and temperatures TriFrozr contained system, this is one of the most interesting options for that chip.„
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Top Technology
2013-11
Germany
“Clock record candidate and a paradise for tuning specialists, but no fun for silent friends.„ “Besides a high potential for a drastically increased life expectancy due to supersized components as well as special functions one can overclock to the top of one’s bent…our sample copes with 1.254 MHz without any problem and maximum values in Afterburner even break the 1.3 GHz barrier. „ “a desirable product for enthusiasts„
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Gold
2013-11
Spain
“Colorful graphics for this iGame has opted for the cooler that has three 90mm fans, which is not anywhere near the best solution when it comes to solutions SLI„
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CHIP Best Performance
2013-11
Indonesia
“MSI Lightning series is highest series in graphics card lineup from MSI. MSI N780 LIGHTNING specially designed for extreme overclockers. MSI N780 LIGHTNING includes the exclusive software for this graphics card. The software used to control speed of the three fans. Additionally, you can monitor GPU and PWM temperature through software. For you, who want to use liquid nitrogen cooling (LN2), MSI N780 LIGHTNING also includes Extra MOS Sink in the sales package. Extra MOS Sink is an aluminum plate to covering the PWM when using LN2. MSI N780 LIGHTNING gets victory at round up test. Two awards available, CHIP TIP CHOICE and CHIP BEST PERFORMER. With the same core speed, MSI N780 LIGHTNING successfully shows better result than other opponents. „
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CHIP TIP CHOICE
2013-11
Indonesia
“MSI Lightning series is highest series in graphics card lineup from MSI. MSI N780 LIGHTNING specially designed for extreme overclockers. MSI N780 LIGHTNING includes the exclusive software for this graphics card. The software used to control speed of the three fans. Additionally, you can monitor GPU and PWM temperature through software. For you, who want to use liquid nitrogen cooling (LN2), MSI N780 LIGHTNING also includes Extra MOS Sink in the sales package. Extra MOS Sink is an aluminum plate to covering the PWM when using LN2. MSI N780 LIGHTNING gets victory at round up test. Two awards available, CHIP TIP CHOICE and CHIP BEST PERFORMER. With the same core speed, MSI N780 LIGHTNING successfully shows better result than other opponents. „
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Silver
2013-11
Indonesia
“N780 Lightning MSI is a custom GTX 780 that has been overclocked by factory. Core clock overclocked high enough up to 980 MHz (117 MHz above reference version), with memory still default at 6008 MHz DDR. MSI rely on a longer PCB costume and also equip this graphics card with the latest cooling system. However thanks to the cooling system which able to maintain maximum working temperature 70 Celsius degree with fan speed 45% at load condition This graphics card can easily devour our entire benchmark test with well. On 3DMark Fire Strike that describes the ability of the graphics card for running various application DX11, this graphics card able to achieve 9095 points and increased to 9788 when overclocked. This result exceeded performance of the GTX Titan„
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The choice of overclockers
2013-10
Ukraine
“As a result of examining the MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, we can describe it only super positively, because it will please not only overclockers, but also gamers who are interested in the best performance of their systems.„
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The choice of gamers
2013-10
Ukraine
“As a result of examining the MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, we can describe it only super positively, because it will please not only overclockers, but also gamers who are interested in the best performance of their systems.„
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Gold Award
2013-10
Spain
Dicho esto y por concluir, la MSI GTX 780 Lightning deja bien alto y continua con la estirpe de la gama de MSi, que empezó por allá del 2009 con este serie para grandes entusiastas, dejando la GTX 780 en valores muy cercanos a las TITAN, con lo que la marca de Santa Clara, puede quedar muy satisfecho por el trabajo realizado por uno de sus ensambladores, en este caso MSI.
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DonanımHaber Performance
2013-10
Turkey
“The Lightning video reviews always end the same. The design, cooling, silent operation and performance of these cards always win our appreciation. When we check prices in foreign countries, we don’t see big gap between standard cards. We hope it will be the same in our country and for those who wants a GTX780, with a little price difference, can buy a much better cards in terms of cooling and overclocking limits„
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Gold
2013-10
Spain
“That said, and to conclude, the MSI GTX 780 Lightning makes very high and continues the line of the range of MSi, which started beyond 2009 for this great series for enthusiasts, leaving the GTX 780 in the very near TITAN values with what the brand Santa Clara, you can be very satisfied with the work done by one of its builders, in this case MSI.„
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5 Stars
2013-10
France
Il s’agit donc à mes yeux de la meilleure carte réalisée par MSI à l’heure actuelle et qui devrait vous donner 100% de plaisir si vous aimez bencher, bidouiller et réaliser des tests sous froid.
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5 Stars
2013-10
France
“So what do this MSI GTX780 Lightning version? Start directly from my point of view, that is to say that a fan of overclocking and "extreme"cards. This GTX780 Lightning is perfect„ “It is therefore in my opinion the best card made by MSI at the moment and that should give you 100% happy if you like bencher, tweak and perform tests under cold. There was just one caveat that must recognize, is the price that is well above other brands with a difference of about 100 €. Remaining consistent with our editorial line, she is both a perfect performance perspective "overclocking "and therefore deserves the rating of 5/ 5.„
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Technopat Recommends
2013-10
Turkey
“In terms of purchase we can say MSI GTX 780 Lightning is one of the best model in performance and especially cooling.„
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Technopat Decent Design
2013-10
Turkey
“In terms of purchase we can say MSI GTX 780 Lightning is one of the best model in performance and especially cooling.„
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Technopat Editors Choice
2013-10
Turkey
“In terms of purchase we can say MSI GTX 780 Lightning is one of the best model in performance and especially cooling.„
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Recommended
2013-10
Russia
“MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning - video card to unlock the potential of which is possible only with the use of extreme cooling . It is specially designed for professional overclockers who want to achieve the best results on the world stage - the results of its use are prescribed in the first lines HWBOT. However, no one stops to install this quiet and powerful monster that shows excellent performance, top-end gaming computer and enjoy all the possible graphical effects to date. In short, - Must Have!”
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Hardware
2013-10
South Africa
“MSI has produced possibly the best GTX 780 we’ve seen to date. There are equivalent alternatives, but there are no better cards.” PLUS Very impressive cooler / Looks fantastic / Superb performance MINUS Pricey / In limited supply
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HWM
2013-10
Philippines
"MSI made sure heat won’t be a problem when overclocking on this graphics card, since it has a heatsink that features seven 8mm Superpipes for heat dissipation under its TriFrozr cooler. The performance of the MSI N780 Lightning is nothing short of impressive. It might cost quite a bit more, but users will enjoy the premium they pay for since this card has robust components and remarkable features!"
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Recommended
2013-10
Philippines
“The N780 Lightning features Military Class 4 components for its PWM system, making it ideal for stable overclocking for additional performance improvements.” “The MSI N780 Lightning is a high-end card with quality build components that will allow overclockers to push it to the limit. For gamers, it offers the best from what is currently on the market for custom GeForce GTX 780 cards.
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Recommendation
2013-09
Poland
“The new cooling system with three fan is relatively quiet and efficient but unfortunately it is in the housing slot PCI -Express card , giving a massive appearance. In specific cases, it may hinder the combination of cards in SLI and circulation of air in multi- gpu configurations . It may also cause slight fall under the weight of PCB cooling . Some people will not be too pleasing color changing load illuminated logo ' Lightning ' which is not compatible with blue backlight GPU Reactor - a and the power supply section . It is a pity that the manufacturer has not decided on a color backlight or not given configuration options to your liking. In the end the backlight logo can be turned off by disconnecting the power supply . No less card has the potential and is an interesting proposition for cash- rich players who demand the best performance . „
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PCTuning Gold Award
2013-09
Czech Republic
Karta je skvěle zpracovaná, osazená kvalitními součástkami, má vysoký výkon a rezerva k taktování je fenomenální.
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Great Product
2013-09
Denmark
“MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning 3GB is a real Titan killer in many aspects” “If you're a gamer who doesn't want a dual GPU card but still want the best, then this is the card for you. It's also the way to go if you have extreme overclocking in mind.”
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Editor's Choice
2013-09
Ukraine
“MSI N780 Lightning is one of the most high-speed versions of the GeForce GTX 780 on the market. The true potential of the adapter will open while cooling with liquid nitrogen. World recordsmen in various disciplines already provide their treasure with MSI N780 Lightning. This graphics supercard is not cheap, but it is ready for the title race and has a high chance of winning.„
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OC Ready
2013-09
Poland
“MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning in theory overclocker has everything you might need - 20 phase power section, high-quality components, the module reduces electrical noise, etc. Besides, it costs over PLN 3000, so this is one of the most expensive GTX 780 on the market. But in practice, this high-performance model obtained scores worse than Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream or ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II. While the core came out perfectly and reached over 1310 MHz GPU Boost (1070 MHz base), so the memory proved to be very reluctant to work with high taktowaniami. Probably a matter of a copy of the test, but we were a little disappointed with the result. Bad word but you can not say about the cooler TriFrozr - is quiet and efficient.„
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Pure PC 4 Fires
2013-09
Poland
“MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning in theory overclocker has everything you might need - 20 phase power section, high-quality components, the module reduces electrical noise, etc. Besides, it costs over PLN 3000, so this is one of the most expensive GTX 780 on the market. But in practice, this high-performance model obtained scores worse than Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream or ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II. While the core came out perfectly and reached over 1310 MHz GPU Boost (1070 MHz base), so the memory proved to be very reluctant to work with high taktowaniami. Probably a matter of a copy of the test, but we were a little disappointed with the result. Bad word but you can not say about the cooler TriFrozr - is quiet and efficient.„
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4 fires
2013-09
Poland
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Performance
2013-09
Poland
“MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning in theory overclocker has everything you might need - 20 phase power section, high-quality components, the module reduces electrical noise, etc. Besides, it costs over PLN 3000, so this is one of the most expensive GTX 780 on the market. But in practice, this high-performance model obtained scores worse than Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream or ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II. While the core came out perfectly and reached over 1310 MHz GPU Boost (1070 MHz base), so the memory proved to be very reluctant to work with high taktowaniami. Probably a matter of a copy of the test, but we were a little disappointed with the result. Bad word but you can not say about the cooler TriFrozr - is quiet and efficient.„
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Highly Recommended
2013-08
USA
“Compared to the reference design GTX 780, we see an eight percent performance improvement.” “MSI's new cooler design comes with three fans, two of which are dependent on GPU temperature. The fan in the middle is based on PWM temperature. This approach should provide additional flexibility in keeping the card cool. The cooler itself is quite powerful with seven heatpipes…”
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Top Pick
2013-08
Netherlands
“We reward the MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning edition with our top pick award. What an impressive product.”
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Best Innovation
2013-08
Thailand
“It’s a best choice in Graphic card that is GTX 780.” “MSI GTX 780 LIGHTNING is one of the best in class, perfect in every feature, excellent in TriFrozr Thermal Design, provide the Triple Level Signals LED features, special in Pure Digital PWM control, best for overclocking.”
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Best Performance
2013-08
Thailand
“It’s a best choice in Graphic card that is GTX 780.” “MSI GTX 780 LIGHTNING is one of the best in class, perfect in every feature, excellent in TriFrozr Thermal Design, provide the Triple Level Signals LED features, special in Pure Digital PWM control, best for overclocking.”
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Gold
2013-08
USA
“Overclocking was a breeze and the clock rates we hit were impressive while maintaining noise levels in line with less effective single-fan coolers of reference designs.” “All things considered, MSI hits a home run with this card, delivering impressive results across the board.” “With a completely redesigned TriFrozr cooler with 7 SuperPipes and Military Class 4 components on top of an enhanced power delivery design, MSI's GTX 780 Lightning clearly is among the top graphics cards on the market.”
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Best Quality
2013-06
Italy
“Overall, the customization done on the MSI GTX 780 Gaming is focused on performance optimization and lower noise, improving the reference version without a huge increase of purchasing price. If you want to buy a GTX 780 we recommend to choose the MSI version.„
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Atomic 'Hot'
2013-02
Australia
The wait was well worth it for those after one of the best implemntations of Nvidia's Geforce GTX 780
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  • Graphics Engine
    GeForce GTX 780
  • Bus Standard
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Memory Type
    GDDR5
  • Memory Size(MB)
    3072
  • Memory Interface
    384 bits
  • Core Clock Speed(MHz)
    980 (Boost Clock: 1033)
  • Memory Clock Speed(MHz)
    6008
  • 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
    Y
  • HDMI Support
    Y
  • Dual-link DVI
    Y
  • Display Output (Max Resolution)
    2560x1600
  • RAMDACs
    400
  • DirectX Version Support
    11.1 API (feature level 11_0)
  • OpenGL Version Support
    4.3
  • SLI Support
    Y
  • Card Dimension(mm)
    295x128.6x51.35 mm
  • Weight
    1488g

 

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