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".