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MSI announces the GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING graphics card

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MSI, world renowned graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, has officially announced the release of the GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING. This product uses the new exclusive Triple Force Architecture and is equipped with a Triple Level signals LED. The card, from the inside out, represents the next revolution thermal design. The combined power of the Twin BIOS and the card’s Enhanced Power Design equip gamers and extreme overclockers with the best graphics card. This superior performance is accompanied by a 20-phase power design that can unlock the limitless potential of the graphics card. Also featuredis the patented GPU Reactor powered back plate design which filters power supply noise and improves overclocking stability. The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING is built using Military Class 4 components that have passed rigorous certification testing in laboratories. With such powerful components, this graphics card is guaranteed to have an impressive service life and excellent overclocking stability. Additionally, the popular 3x3 OC Kits allow for gamers to effectively monitor the status of the graphics card. MSI products are renowned for leading the industry due to the company's innovative R&D, excellent performance, streamlined thermal design, and quality components and software. The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING is once again the most powerful graphics card.

Exclusive Triple Force Architecture

The latest generation of MSI's GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING uses Triple Force Architecture. Equipped with a Triple Level Signals LED function, TriFrozr Thermal Design with independent fan control system, and PureDigital PWM control. The Triple Level Signals LED features green, blue, and red lights that represent light, medium and heavy power loads on the device. This ensures that players have complete control over their games or the overclocking process. The innovative TriFrozr Thermal Design with independent fan control far exceeds any traditional or custom cooler’s thermal performance and ensures better cooling of the GPU, memory and PWM modules. This iteration of MSI’s exclusive design builds upon the PropellerBlade and the Dust Removal Technology of the previous model, alongside seven 8 mm SuperPipes for unrivaled thermal performance. In addition, the PureDigital PWM control technology provides a more stable and accurate voltage signal than traditional designs. The PWM's reaction time is shorter and helps enthusiasts more achieve a higher stability in the most stressful of environments.

Twin BIOS and the Enhanced Power Design Combine for Extreme Overclocking Capabilities

Twin BIOS is composed of an original BIOS and overclocking BIOS. The original BIOS allows users to obtain better performancethrough out of the box overclocking, while the overclocking BIOS is specifically designed for extreme LN2 overclocking. By removing restrictions, the capabilities of the graphics card are dramatically increased, which allows users to unlock the card's full potential. The enhanced power supply provides more phases of power than standard models. The GPU has 16 phases, which more than doubles the capabilities of standard designs. The memory of the power supply even has a independent power source, which further supports a foundation for extreme overclocking. Not to mention that MSI's exclusive, patented GPU Reactor filters out extra noise for a stable overclocking experience.

Top Military Class Components and Convenient Overclocking Utility

MSI always emphasizes top quality and stability when pursuing the highest in product performance. When developing products, MSI makes satisfying market demands and expectations its primary purpose. The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING introduces the latest Military Class 4 components to the series. The components have gone through rigorous testing in a laboratory to satisfy the Military Standard 810G. Regardless if it is the advantages of the low-temperature, high performance DrMOS 4, the double-sided CopperMOS thermal design, the highly durable and stable tantalum Hi-C Cap cores, the polished surface of the New SFC for added cooling, or the corrosion proof Dark Solid CAP, each aspect of the LIGHTNING ensures the best possible stability.

The 3x3 OC Kits Puts the Information in Your Hands

Designed specifically for overclocking, the 3x3 OC Kits are a must-have for all enthusiasts. The kit allows users to adjust the voltage levels GPU, memory, and PLL through MSI's exclusive Afterburner utility while monitoring GPU, memory, and MOFSET temperatures. V-Check Points also capitalize upon the multi meter measuring of GPU, memory, and PLL voltage levels to give users direct calibration data—a function that guarantees success in the world of extreme overclocking.

Technical specifications

Model name GTX 780 Lightning
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (GK110)
Base Clock 980 MHz
Boost Clock 1033 MHz
Memory Clock / Type 6008 MHz / GDDR5
Memory Size / Bus Width 3072 MB / 384 bit
Thermal Design MSI TriFrozr (2x9cm, 1x8cm)
GPU Reactor Yes
Average Power Consumption Load: 250W
Card Dimensions 295 x 128.6 x 51.35 mm


About MSI
Since its founding in 1986 MSI strives to provide excellent products based on its core values —“Innovation” and “Style”. The results are products with superior performance, trusted reliability, an excellent user experience and expressive style. MSI motherboards and graphics cards are found among the top 3 in the world because of their great quality and maximum productivity. Our hard work have led us to become one of the finest brands in the industry with accumulated sales in more than 120 countries, 150 million motherboard users and 100 million graphics card users worldwide. MSI has won nearly 8,000 award recognitions from 350 different media in 50 countries worldwide. MSI will continue to pioneer in the area of global consumer electronics technology with the needs of hardware enthusiasts, gamers and consumers at its core. For more information about MSI, go to eu.msi.com.