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The MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning with a 20-phase VRM is here

The MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning with a 20-phase VRM is here

September 3, 2013 3:15 am0 comments

MSI’s Lightning series is a fan favorite thanks to the many customization options if features, the great cooling systems, great speeds and a much superior overall performance than the reference models.

Many GPUs from a lot of manufacturers based on the GTX 780 from Nvidia exist, many of them customized with a better cooling system, a PCB with high-quality components and higher speeds like the Gigabyte Windforce or the DirectCU II OC from ASUS. Now, MSI enters the battle with their GeForce GTX 780 Lightning.

MSI’s graphics card reaches speeds of up to 980 MHz, 1033 MHz in Boost mode, much greater than any other similar model, which makes it the fastest GTX 780 on the market. The memory, though, is still at the habitual 6008 MHz

However, more than its speed, the most interesting feature about this GPU is its capacity of going even further. To supply the GPU GK110 with 2304 CUDA Cores and its 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, he MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning features a 20-phase VRM (voltage regulator), 16+3+1. To give you an idea, Gigabyte’s model only has 9 phases, and ASUS only has 11.

This along with the military-grade IV components and a dissipater with seven 8-mm copper heat pipes and triple fan, make this a formidable graphics card capable of surpassing the specs of the reference model by a wide margin. All of this with a maximum consumption or TDP of 250W, which will naturally increase while over clocking. The case will, in fact, change its color according to the generated watts.

The price: 750 USD, which will probably translate to 750 Euros when it arrives to Europe during the next weeks, 100 € more than a conventional GTX780.

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