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.
Summary: The Lightning series from MSI never disappoints, but there's some really interesting results from the AMD HD 7970 GHz Edition. When this new AMD model is overclocked, it shows the dominance that AMD have at 2560 x 1600. Saying that, you at times see the difference is only a single FPS and when the GTX 680 does come out ahead, it's normally by more than 1 FPS.
Summary: It was going to be hard for the MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr 2GB to disappoint us. We're in love with the new GTX 680 GPU from NVIDIA which offers us some amazing performance and the TwinFrozr series from MSI never disappoints us. Combine those two together and you end up with an awesome video card.
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.