MSI GTX780 Lightning Review
The GK110 GPU that's been demolishing benchmarks since it first appeared on the GTX Titan, and then beneath the hood of the incredible GTX780 is unquestionably an enormous performer. It's so good that at first glance the idea of overclocking it out the factory seems to be a strange one, given the amount of potential it has at stock.
However, if we've discovered one thing in our testing of factory overclocked GTX780s that the GK110 Kepler GPU responds massively to a boost in clock speed, so having the benefits of a 3rd party cooler alongside a factory overclock should be enough to tempt even the most fiscally prudent amongst you.
Just tweaking the clock speed would hardly be enough for MSI to give this particular card their Lightning moniker and fortunately there is a lot more beneath that yellow cooler.
There is a big increase on both the Core and Boost clocks, up from 863/900 to 980/1033. That should see a large performance improvement when compared to the standard cards, even with the memory remaining at 6008MHz effective.
|Memory||3 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Bit-Rate||384 Bit|
|Memory Clock Speed||1502MHz (6GHz)|
|Connectivity||1 x DisplayPort|
1 x Dual Link DVI-D
1 x Dual Link DVI-I
1 x HDMI
|Power Connectors||2x 8 Pin PCIe|