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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Graphics Card Unleashed – See Specs and Features

MSI officially announces their flagship graphics card built for overclockers and enthusiasts – the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z graphics card. MSI showcased the said graphics card a few weeks ago at Computex 2017; so how the card looks like is no longer a mystery to us. The MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z features a beefy TRI-FROZR design cooler, a special LN2 BIOS, clock speeds of 1607 MHz (base) / 1721 MHz (boost) when in Lightning mode; and let’s not forget the RGB lighting. The graphics card is expected to become available in July 2017. MSI hasn’t disclosed the suggested retail price for their GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, but expect to pay a premium price for this card. You can check out more of its features and specifications from the official news below.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Announced

MSI is proud to officially announce the latest of its legendary LIGHTNING graphics cards. Built to be perfect, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z combines cutting edge new technology with proven features such as TRI-FROZR design with TORX 2.0 Fans, SuperPipe technology and Military Class 4 components. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z is nothing short of an engineering masterpiece.

MSI’s reputation in thermal design is well-known to be excellent. The improved TRI-FROZR design on the GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z utilizes two 10cm and one 9 cm TORX 2.0 Fans combining the advantages of both traditional fan blade and dispersion fan blade, generating huge amounts of airflow while remaining virtually silent. Two 8mm SuperPipes transfer heat much faster to the fins, enabling up to a whopping 700W of heat dissipation.

MSI’s Mystic Light enables you tocustomize the RGB effects of your hardware to give your system a different look whenever you feel like it. Using the MSI Mystic Light software, you can even synchronize colors and effects of your graphics card, motherboard, case-fans and peripherals. Give yourself or the audience a show!

The special LN2 BIOS on the card provides extreme overclockers more capibility for overclocking records without special hardware modifications. By removing restrictions, the full potential of the graphics card is unlocked. The enhanced power design contains more power phases than other models to ensure plenty of power is available for record-breaking performance. LIGHTNING’s custom 10-layer PCB is fitted with 14 phases for GPU and 3 phases for Memory to ensure power delivery can handle the most extreme loads.

Equipped with Military Class 4 components, the MSI GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z is built to deliver the best quality and stability. The components have gone through rigorous testing by a third-party laboratory to satisfy the MIL-STD-810G standard. Featuring DrMOS 60A power phases, the highest rated available ensuring plenty of power. Hi-C CAP cores, Super Ferrite Choke, and Solid CAP, each aspect of the LIGHTNING Z ensures the best possible performance.

With MSI’s exclusive OC kits you’re in complete control of the GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z. V-Check points allow you to accurately measure GPU, Memory and PLL voltages. Multiple Temp Monitor checks the real-time temperatures of the GPU, Memory and PLL while Quadruple Overvoltage allows you to overvolt those same components in order to achieve higher clock speeds.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Specifications

GPUNVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
CUDA Cores3584
Core Clock1721 MHz / 1607 MHz (Lightning Mode)
1695 MHz / 1582 MHz (Gaming Mode)
1582 MHz / 1480 MHz (Silent Mode)
Memory Clock11120 MHz (Lightning / Gaming mode)
11016 MHz (Silent mode)
Memory Size / Type11GB GDDR5X
Memory Bus352-bit
Thermal DesignTri-Frozr (3x TORX 2.0 Fans)
LEDMystic Light RGB
Power Connector3x 8-pin
Dimension320mm x 140mm x 61mm
Weight1707 g / 2988 g (card / package)

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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