MSI Releases A Faster AMD HD 7970 Lightning

Written by Luuk on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 2:16 PM

Hardware manufacturer MSI has revealed an even more powerful HD 7970 Lightning edition. It's based on AMD's new technology: boost-technology.

The GPU can hit a maximum of 1150 MHz, whilst the minimum is 1070 MHz. The memory consists of 6000 MHz...

The first HD 7970 Lightning was released in April 2012. However, AMD decided to give their HD 7970 a technology upgrade, and MSI followed their lead. AMD released the HD 7970 GHz Edition, which can overclock itself from 1000MHz to 1050MHz. MSI uses this to their advantage, with higher clock-rates.

The MSI version of the GPU works at 1070MHz standard (up from 1000MHz), with a boost to 1150MHz. This comes down to 100MHz more than the standard edition. With these clock-rates MSI is superior to the edition of Asus (HD 7970 Matrix). This version has a maximum of 1100MHz in boost-mode.

Aside from the Clock Rates MSI hasn't changed much, the card's design still looks the same. The card still uses two bios-chips, a Twin Frozr 4-cooler, 17-phase power supply and a MSI GPU Reactor-module, which is there to supply the card "clean power".

 

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16:05 Oct-13-2012

MSI is having some troubles with overvolting their Nvidia cards, so one should be cautious even with AMD.

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15:12 Oct-13-2012

You are completely allowed to give this to me.
If you want to, I'll give you my adress ; )

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15:04 Oct-13-2012

what price this?

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15:27 Oct-13-2012

480-520 dollars i think.

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07:12 Oct-14-2012

waw, it's pretty expensive in my country...

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07:36 Oct-14-2012

Expensive :D

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14:02 Oct-14-2012

woah you can buy alienware or razer in that money its too damn expensive

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12:09 Oct-13-2012

the predecesor of my gpu..in a way:))

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12:26 Oct-13-2012

I really wouldn't say so Nvidia predecessor of the AMD :D

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08:34 Oct-13-2012

Even i am happy with my GPU!

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10:40 Oct-13-2012

Im happy with mine :P

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02:26 Oct-15-2012

core2 i love mine two i got it on sale for 90$ : 3 and i was like waw this rules.

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11:33 Oct-13-2012

Even you :O I mean that GPU great! ;)

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06:46 Oct-31-2012

I'm not happy with mine -_-

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21:26 Oct-12-2012

"The memory consists of" anyone else find that sentence a bit weird? :D

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21:28 Oct-12-2012

No, should I? xD

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21:30 Oct-12-2012

Yes you should! :P

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21:31 Oct-12-2012

Yeah it is a bit funny =P

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21:28 Oct-12-2012

Yeah, a bit. :D
But it could be edited! :P

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19:06 Oct-12-2012

looks good!

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19:07 Oct-12-2012

It is good! :P

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19:39 Oct-12-2012

Sure is! =D

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16:20 Oct-12-2012

Woah ! I love this GPU :)

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06:47 Oct-31-2012

Everybody does.... duh!!

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06:48 Oct-31-2012

( Every normal person + AMD Fanboys ) Nvidia fanboys not included!

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16:00 Oct-12-2012

i thought that MSI was woking only on nvidea chipsets

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16:19 Oct-12-2012

MSI make AMD and NVIDIA both :)

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17:28 Oct-12-2012

I know xD

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09:41 Oct-13-2012

the cooling system of msi is great, i had a GTx 570 twin frozer 3 and the card was cooling even under heavy load

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09:43 Oct-13-2012

Sweet =)

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15:10 Oct-12-2012

VaproX still faster :D

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15:35 Oct-12-2012

Vapor-X*

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17:02 Oct-12-2012

Ah damn! ;-D

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06:49 Oct-31-2012

haahhahaha ah-damn (put unto super mixer, threw some extra words ) admin is the answer ;D

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14:53 Oct-12-2012

I am happy with my GPU! =D

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