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Whats the difference between the MSI GTX 780 Lightning and Gaming versions?

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2 years ago#1
Does the Lightning overclock better. Is there really a major difference?

I found an MSI 780 for $469. It uses TwinFrozr coolers which I love(They work great on my 5770. Whisper quiet and I get only 69-70C at load while gaming)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746
2 years ago#2
I am thoroughly enjoying the cooler on my new MSI 770. It's cool and quiet so far.
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2 years ago#3
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
Does the Lightning overclock better. Is there really a major difference?

I found an MSI 780 for $469. It uses TwinFrozr coolers which I love(They work great on my 5770. Whisper quiet and I get only 69-70C at load while gaming)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746


The Lightning has the TriFrozr cooler and a far beefier PCB.
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2 years ago#4
Oh wow just noticed that it was a triple fan.

I also see it has 7GHz VRAM. Thats really nice.

I wonder what the hash rate on the 780s are. If its possible to get about 500kh/s from these things I'd get one right now. Even if its not a Lightning edition
2 years ago#5
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
Oh wow just noticed that it was a triple fan.

I also see it has 7GHz VRAM. Thats really nice.

I wonder what the hash rate on the 780s are. If its possible to get about 500kh/s from these things I'd get one right now. Even if its not a Lightning edition


Last I checked GTX 780's hashed in the 300kH/s range. There's a reason miners don't bother with Nvidia cards.
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2 years ago#6
I heard some optimizations were done in cuda miner that increased performance by a lot recently.
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