MSI GTX980Ti Lightning Review
It's nearly impossible to not be impressed by the looks of the Lightning box. The packaging is clear about what you're getting for your money and the holo-coating really catches the eye.
Within the main sleeve is another box that contains the card itself. Even the most ham-fisted delivery person couldn't damage your precious purchase. Freed from its cardboard confines the Lightning is a seriously well-built bit of kit. We like the "OC" that surrounds the fans too. No room for doubt about the intentions of this card.
It's rare to find plastic covers on so much of the card. We've seen plenty of cards that cover up the DVI ports, some that fill the HDMI/DisplayPort. Add that to the luscious backplate and stunning cooler and the Lightning looks every inch the range-topping card it is.
No your eyes aren't deceiving you. The Lightning requires 2 8pin PCIe power inputs and a 6pin PCIe power. If it had any more power you could probably lend it to Frankenstein.