MSI N680GTX Lightning


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Graphics Engine GeForce GTX 680
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 2048
Memory Interface 256 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 1110 (Boost Clock: 1176)
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 6008 (3004x2)
Memory Bandwidth(GB/sec) N/A
Texture Fill Rate(billion/sec) N/A
DVI Output 2
D-SUB Output N/A
HDMI-Output 1
Mini HDMI-Output N/A
DisplayPort 1
Mini DisplayPort N/A
TV-Output N/A
VIVO(Video-in/out) N/A
HDTV Support N/A
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600
DirectX Version Support 11
OpenGL Version Support 4.2
CrossFire Support N/A
SLI Support Y
3-way SLI Y
HyperMemory Tech. N/A
TurboCache tech. N/A
Card Dimension(mm) 280x129x49.15 mm(w/ GPU Reactor)
Weight N/A

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MSI N680GTX Lightning Reviews Rating: 93 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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Benchmark Reviews  --- Aug 09 '12
Benchmark Reviews 8.75/10 Jul 09 '12  --- Jul 03 '12
Hardware.Info  --- Aug 13 '12
HardwareCanucks  --- Aug 04 '12
TBreak  --- Jun 28 '12
techPowerUp! 9.8/10 Jun 20 '12
X-bit labs  --- Aug 22 '12
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MSI N680GTX Lightning Roundups and Shootouts

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MSI N680GTX Lightning Review KitGuru -- Dec 19 '12

Benchmark Reviews on Jul 18 '12

"The performance of the card was exceptional: it's the fastest single-GPU graphics card I've ever tested overall. It posted the highest scores in five of the eight benchmarks I ran, but was beaten..."

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Benchmark Reviews on Aug 09 '12

"There's no doubt that the MSI N680GTX Lighting is a fabulously fast video card that begs to be overclocked, especially with some exotic cooling. Right now, though, it's rather a pain to do so, and..."

Read full review on Jul 04 '12

"With this being the top-level card from MSI, we’re definitely keen to see what’s going to come next as we explained earlier. Everything we’ve had from MSI has simply been amazing, and in case of..."

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Hardware.Info on Aug 13 '12

"MSI did it again. With the N680GTX Lightning they have created the best GeForce GTX 680 graphics card for overclockers, but more than ever it's best suited for seasoned overclockers. Thanks to..."

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HardwareCanucks on Aug 07 '12

"Normal everyday users may be swayed by MSI’s fancy marketing terms and the pedigree of the Lightning brand but let caution prevail before jumping onto the $599 bandwagon. Without the willingness to..."

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