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MSI R7970 Lightning
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MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition review: fastest HD 7970 yet

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 It has since been replaced by the R7970 Lightning Boost Edition.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.
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MSI R7970 Lightning / R7870 Hawk reviewed

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.
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MSI R7970 Lightning Video Card Review

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?
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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...
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MSI R7970 Lightning Graphics Card Review (Twin Frozr IV)

19 March 2012
  • Excerpt: 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.
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MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition review: in een hogere versnelling

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

6 December 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.
  • 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 separate Tools), befriedi...
  • 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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MSI R7970 Lightning: solo per enthusiast

Hardware Upgrade
3 August 2012
  • Summary: L'overclock di default della scheda MSI R7970 Lightning pone questa scheda ai vertici tra le proposte basate su GPU AMD della famiglia Tahiti. Rispetto alla reference board migliorano i frames al secondo, con un parallelo contenimento della temperatura di funzionamento della GPU e della rumorosità...
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