Summary: Another “lightning” from MSI combines all the goodness you can only imagine. Our today’s review will talk about this great product in detail and reveal its performance in all contemporary games including the new title – Sleeping Dogs.
Summary: The MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning is loaded with quality hardware from top to bottom. The Military Class III components provide improved stability, lower temperatures, and higher overclocking capability all while improving the lifespan of the video card. Overall the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning performed very well in every game, delivering enjoyable gameplay with the highest settings available.
Summary: The MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning comes loaded with high end components, a proven custom cooling system, and the promise of extreme overclocking ability. We will push the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning to its limit and compare it to an AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and an overclocked AMD Radeon HD 7970 to find its value.
Conclusion: The factory settings on the N680GTX Lightning comes with a factory overclock of 1110MHz (with 1167MHz Boost) on the core clock, while the memory remains the same at 6008MHz (effective). The core clock speeds for reference Nvidia design for the GTX 680 is 1006MHz (with 1058MHz Boost). That’s a factory overclock of 10% on the core clock by MSI over Nvidia.
Excerpt: Prior to Computex we got wind that MSI GTX 680 Lightning was coming, then at Computex we got a chance to have a closer look at the card as it was on display at their booth. Today, though, we get a chance to get the video card in our hands at our lab and find out exactly what it's capable of.
Excerpt: The other week we saw the new GTX 680 launch and we found ourselves extremely impressed with what NVIDIA was able to offer with its new single core based video card. Once we'd look at the reference card at reference speeds we took the time to overclock the new model .
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Custom PCB with enhanced power circuitry, Best performance I've ever seen from a single GPU, Auto dust removal feature keeps fans and cooling fins clean, Very quiet, even under heavy load, Can support 3 monitors in NV Surround, plus one additional monitor, Voltage test points and unlocked BIOS for serious overclockers
Cons: Somewhat garish appearance, Very expensive, Required overclocking utility not yet available, Poor value in its current form
Excerpt: Mittlerweile haben wir bereits einige GeForce GTX 680 durch unseren Review-Parcours gejagt. Darunter befinden sich zwei Modelle von EVGA und eines von ASUS sowie das Referenzdesign von NVIDIA. In diesem Fall handelt es sich um MSI's TwinFrozr III Modell, das bereits ab Werk übertaktet wird und über einen Custom-Kühler verfügt. Schauen wir, was diese Karte zu bieten hat.
Excerpt: Серия видеокарт MSI Lighting не нуждается в особом представлении. Это модели ориентированные на энтузиастов разгона и геймеров, которые хотят получить максимум от топовых графических ускорителей.