MSI GTX780 Lightning Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI GTX780 Lightning Review

Test Setup

MSI GTX780 Lightning
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair AX1200i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64 

Overclocking

Firstly there are a lot of tweaks you can make with the Afterburner software and the Lightning, as you'd expect. Just upping the power percentage and clock we already broke through the factory overclock at 1130MHz. Although we'd be disappointed if we couldn't out-perform the factory clock.

MSI GTX780 Lightning Review 

Just increasing the available power and letting the GPU Boost 2.0 software work out the rest and we get a similar boost in performance, up to 1123MHz on the GPU core.

 MSI GTX780 Lightning Review

Combining all our tweaks, and saving you the hours between the various stages, we finally have our bench clock. An outstanding 1267MHz GPU Boost clock and a very healthy 200MHz, 800MHz effective, increase on the GDDR5. This should see a nice batch of benchmarks, and we're expecting a couple of our single-GPU records to fall.  

  MSI GTX780 Lightning Review  

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Most Recent Comments

28-08-2013, 05:23:35

MrKambo
wow this thing is amazing!

cant wait till someone has it under sub-zero i wanna see what this thing can do!

Cheers TomQuote

28-08-2013, 06:01:36

Mark3Max
Very cool , I've been waiting for your review on this card.

Edit : Thanks for the review Tom.Quote

28-08-2013, 06:09:58

murphy7801
If someone makes a nice water block for this very tempted (something like the xspc on).Quote

28-08-2013, 06:12:31

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrKambo View Post
wow this thing is amazing!

cant wait till someone has it under sub-zero i wanna see what this thing can do!

Cheers Tom
I'm pretty sure 8-Pack has already done so over the last couple of days, breaking the Firestrike record

Quote:
Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post
If someone makes a nice water block for this very tempted (something like the xspc on).
I think EK are making one at the moment so i'm sure wee'll see that soonish. Dunno about XSPCQuote

28-08-2013, 06:45:28

SieB
But can it run Crysis?

Will be interesting to see how many records this card will break over the next few days/weeks. Most likely all of them
It's not badly priced either, I was expecting it to be around £100 more than a standard 780 but it's only £40 more. If you have enough to spend £550 on a GPU then £40 more isn't going to be a big deal to you.Quote
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