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 


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, 05:08:36

The MSI Lightning series has always provided some of the best versions of cards around. Today we see if the GTX780 Lightning keeps this streak alive.

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28-08-2013, 05:23:35

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

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

Edit : Thanks for the review Tom.Quote

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