Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 12:14

MSI shows its HD 7970 Lightning at Cebit

Written by Slobodan Simic

msi-new-logo

Twin Frozr IV cooling and bunch of features


MSI has decided that it is about time they update their Lightning graphics card series and the new incarnation will be based on the HD 7970 Tahiti GPU. Featuring a custom PCB and new Twin Frozr IV cooling, the new MSI HD 7970 Lightning certainly drew a low of attention at Cebit.

As noted, the new HD 7970 Lightning is based on a custom and larger PCB, features 14+2-phase digital VRM, Military Class III components like Hi-c CAPs, SFC and Solid CAPs, backplate and a new feature called the Reactor Core. According to few first details, the Reactor Core is apparently an add-on device that plugs in the backplate cutout on the back of the card, holds additional tantalum capacitors, few blue LEDs and should provide additional stability for extreme overclocking.

The new card also features voltage monitoring headers and DIP switches for voltage unlocking. As far as the specs go, you are still looking at Tahiti XT based Radeon HD 7970 card with 32 Compute Units or simply 2048 stream processors and 3GB of GDDR5 memory. MSI didn't shed any details regarding the clocks but it is pretty obvious it will kick off with a decent factory overclock.

The entire card is cooled by the fourth iteration of MSI's highly praised Twin Frozr cooler that now features five copper heatpipes and two 90mm fans with Dust Removal technology.

Unfortunately, the precise launch date and price are still unknown.

You can check out more pictures here.

 msi r7970lightning 1

Last modified on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 12:46
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments