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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 28, 2015 5:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI

Card Specifications

 

This is the most powerful GeForce GTX 980 Ti that MSI has on its roster, with the GTX 980 Ti Lightning still featuring the usual 6GB of GDDR5 RAM, but it's clocked up to 1774MHz (up from 1750MHz on the reference GTX 980 Ti).

 

The 2816 CUDA cores have their Base Clock pushed up from 1000MHz to a huge 1203MHz, resulting in an increase from the reference Boost Clock of 1075MHz to a huge 1304MHz.

 

 

Cooling Setup

 

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From the top of the card, we can see the two gigantic heat sinks that keep both the GM200 GPU and the VRMs nice and cool. To the right, we have the triple PCIe power connectors that power the card with a heat sink that runs off of the edge of the card.

 

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Looking at the card from the bottom, we get a closer look at the heat sink array that MSI is using to keep the card cool.

 

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A closer look at the huge heat sink and heat pipe array cooling the GTX 980 Ti Lightning.

 

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At the end of the card, we have the heat sink running over the PCB itself.

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