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MSI R7970 Lightning

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MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition review: fastest HD 7970 yet

Hardware.Info
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Last year MSI launched the R7970 Lightning, a graphics card based on the AMD Radeon HD 7970 and aimed at overclockers. It has since been replaced by the R7970 Lightning Boost Edition. Same concept, same price, but with improved performance. Reason enough for Hardware.Info to also review this video card.
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MSI R7970 Lightning / R7870 Hawk reviewed

Hardware.Info
8 May 2012
  • Excerpt: MSI's R7970 Lightning has been on the market for a couple of months now. Last week the manufacturer launched a Hawk version of the Radeon HD 7870 as well. Should overclockers become excited? Hardware.Info tested and overclocked both video cards.
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MSI R7970 Lightning Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card Review

Legit Reviews
30 March 2012
  • Summary: The MSI R7970 Lighting is a well designed video card that is faster than any other Radeon HD 7970 out of the box and it still has a ton of overclocking headroom left in it!
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MSI R7970 Lightning Review: AMD's HD 7970 Gets the Treatment

PC Perspective
28 March 2012
  • Excerpt: \uFEFFIt can now be claimed that we are arguably in our 4th generation of Lightning products from MSI. It can also be claimed that the 3rd generation of products really put that brand on the mainstream map. The R6970 and N580GTX (and XE version) set new standards for enthusiast grade graphics cards. Outstanding construction, unique pcb design, high quality (and quantity) of components, and a good eye for overall price have all been hallmarks of these cards.
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MSI R7970 Lightning Video Card Review

[H] Enthusiast
20 March 2012
  • Summary: One of the coolest things about this video card is the support for Eyefinity 6, or running 6 displays off of one video card. This video card can offer an experience in gaming that is even greater than a reference Radeon HD 7970. The down side to this video card's output options is the fact that it uses two single-link DVI adaptors which only carry a maximum resolution of 1920x1200. This video card is clearly built with DisplayPort users in mind.
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MSI R7970 Lightning Video Card Review

HardOCP
20 March 2012
  • Summary: MSI is launching its new flagship Radeon HD 7970 based Lightning series video card this week. This highly customized video card takes the Radeon HD 7970 and adds all sorts of features. Will the extra customizations like "GPU Reactor" add up to a stellar overclock? We'll put this video card to the test and find out.
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MSI HD 7970 3GB Lightning Review

Hardware Canucks
11 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The HD 7970 may be having a hard time standing out against a GTX 680 card that has it outgunned and out priced but this architecture still has plenty of life left in it. Regardless of the adversity placed in their paths, AMD’s board partners have continued to innovate and there’s no better example of this march towards perfection than MSI’s HD 7970 Lightning.
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MSI R7970 Lightning Graphics Card Review (Twin Frozr IV)

KitGuru
19 March 2012
  • Excerpt: 97 Flares 97 Flares × In the last month AMD’s partners have been unveiling their custom cooled graphics cards and we have already reviewed the latest Dual X HD7970 Overclock Edition from Sapphire and the HD7970 X Edition from VTX3D. Today we are looking at MSI’s flagship R7970 Lightning with custom twin fan cooler and proprietary PCB design.
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MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition review: in een hogere versnelling

nl.hardware.info
7 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Halverwege vorig jaar introduceerde MSI de R7970 Lightning, die was gericht op overklokkers. Nu is er de R7970 Lightning Boost Edition. Wij gingen ermee aan de slag.
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MSI R7970 Lightning

PC-Experience
6 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Abermals konnte MSI mit seiner Lightning-Eigenkreation für äußerst positive Akzente sorgen, auch die neue R7970 gehört zur allerersten Adresse, wenn es um aktuelle High End Grafikkarten geht. Dies Gründe dafür sind vielschichtig: zunächst einmal ist es natürlich bemerkenswert, das die R7970 einer Geforce GTX 680 in jeder Hinsicht Paroli bieten kann, sie stellt die Pixel mindestens genauso schnell dar und kann ihre Trümpfe insbesondere in hohen Auflösungen ausspielen.
  • Pros: ausgezeichnete Verarbeitung, extraordinäre Lötqualität, ansprechendes Design, sehr leiser Betrieb ohne Last, hervorragende 3D-Leistungen, auch in sehr hohen Auflösungen, sehr hohe GPGPU Leistung, exzellente Bildqualität, Super-Sampling Kantenglättung nutzbar (ohne seprate Tools), befriedigendes Übertaktungspotential, überragende Stromversorgung, integrierte Spannungsmesspunkte, Übertaktungs-BIOS vorhanden (ohne Schutzfunktionen), erstklassige DVD/Blu-ray Qu...
  • Cons: Stromverbrauch unter Last zu hoch, Lüftersteuerung unter Last etwas zu agressiv eingestellt, DVI-Ports nur Single-Link Ausführung, zu wenig Mini-DisplayPort-Adapter
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