MSI N680GTX Lightning Pro Reviews
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"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 by the XFX 7970 in Batman: Arkham City, Alien vs. Predator, and Metro 2033. AMD continues to tweak their drivers and game profiles and the performance of the 7970 and GTX680 GPUs is closer than it was when the GTX680 was introduced. Of course, NVIDIA's not standing still, either, and can improve gameplay in non-FPS ways with features like PhysX and Adaptive vSync."
"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 we can only hope the situation improves in the future."
"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 this card; lightning fast, and that’s why we’re happy to award it with our Editor’s Choice Award, as even with the hefty price tag, we simply can’t find fault with this card. Now if only we could get some more for some overclocked SLI action."
"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 Nvidia's strange decision, the standard BIOS limits this card to performance you can achieve with standard and cheaper GTX 680s. Only when you download the older BIOS from the internet are you free to explore the overclocking potential of the MSI Lightning."
"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 push this card to its absolute limits with extreme methods of cooling (be it with blaringly loud fans or LN2), the high end features you pay so dearly for will be wasted. On the other hand, if someone is willing to put time, money and patience on the line to master the art of GPU tweaking, the GTX 680 Lightning has the chops to provide a profoundly rewarding experience and will be worth every last penny."