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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z in detail

MSI's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z is from Zeus himself.

Published May 30, 2017 4:11 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST
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Computex 2017 - The very first graphics card that I ran towards at Computex this year was MSI's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, something we got some more hands-on time now that it was in a PC and turned on.

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The beautiful Mystic Light RGB goodness comes out to play, and it really does look freakin' slick in person.

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MSI requires 8+8+8 pin PCIe power connectors, but will the additional 8-pin PCIe power connector help GPU clocks that much? I doubt it.

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MSI has also doubled down on the heat sink for the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, too.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Specs

Silent Mode: 1480/1582MHz

Gaming Mode: 1582/1695MHz

Lightning Mode: 1607/1721MHz

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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