N780 Lightning

Overview

 

 Key Features

  • Triple Force Architecture
    - Triple Level Signals - Show the current real-time load by different color.
    - TriFrozr Thermal Design - Triple PWM fans with Independent Control System on Advanced Thermal Design.
    - Pure Digital PWM Control - GPU / memory / AUX voltage by digital signal
  • Twin BIOS & Enhanced Power
    - Twin BIOS - Two separate BIOS chips, one for Gaming and one specially for extreme overclockers.
    - Enhanced Power - 16 GPU phases and 3 Memory phases on a custom designed 10 layers PCB for amazing overclocking potential.
  • GPU Reactor
    - An add-on device on the back of GTX 780 Lightning (Behind GPU) for the overclocking stability
    - Provide 300% higher power capacity and eliminate power noise (ripple)
  • Military Class Components
    - Meet MIL-STD-810G standard to ensure the best stability and quality.
    - Adopt DrMOS 4, CopperMOS, Hi-c CAP, new SFC and Dark Solid CAP.
  • VGA FAN CONTROL
    - MSI's exclusive software and only for N780 LIGHTNING.
    - Temperature of GPU and PWM on the interface.
    - Control the fan speed via two PWM controllers automatically or manually.


Video Output Function
 

  • Dual-link DVI-I x 1
  • Dual-link DVI-D x 1
  • DisplayPort x 1 (version 1.2)
  • HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a)
     

 
Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities
 

  • MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
    Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
  • MSI Graphics Card Driver
  • MSI StarOSD
    StarOSD can monitor system information, adjust monitor figuration, and overclock system.
  • MSI Dual Core Center
  • MSI Live
    MSI Live including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft® DirectX
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2008  60 days Trial
    -Blocks online identity theft by phishing Web sites
    -Detects and eliminates spyware
    -Removes viruses and Internet worms automatically
    -Protects against hackers


     

Product Accessories
 
 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0

This brand new technology allows gamers to push PC performance to the maximum with precise controls. GPU Boost 2.0 intelligently monitors work with even more advanced controls like GPU temperature target, overclocking, and overvoltage to ensure the GPU works at the ultimate performance.
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Afterburner

Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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NVIDIA 28nm GPU with PCI Express Gen 3

  • Support PCI Express 3.0
  • Support NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology. 
  • When combined with a compatible CPU and motherboard, double bandwidth to a staggering 32GB/s for delivering the ultimate in gaming performance.

     
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NVIDIA® 3D Vision Surround

Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technology. NVIDIA SurroundTM also supports triple screen gaming with non-stereo displays. For a complete list of system requirements for NVIDIA Surround Technology, Click here.
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NVIDIA SLI Technology

Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games.
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Triple Force

Triple Force Architecture including TriFrozr Thermal Design, Triple Level Signals and Pure Digital PWM Control provides the most convenient display function, the best dissipation and the most precise voltage control for extreme overclockers.
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Twin BIOS

Including two separate BIOS chips, one for Gaming and one specially for extreme overclockers. Just one click switch to LN2 BIOS and release overall overclocking potential.
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GPU Reactor

GPU Reactor is the MSI exclusive design for the overclocking stability. An add-on device on the back of graphics cards provide 200% higher power capacity and eliminate power noise (ripple).
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Military Class 4 Components

MSI Graphics Cards are the only one of meeting MIL-STD-810G standard. We adopt top components like Copper MOS, Hi-c CAP, New SFC, and Dark Solid CAP to ensure the best stability and quality. It brings perfect quality and longest lifetime to you.
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3x3 OC Kits

- Triple Overvoltage: You can adjust voltage of GPU/Memory/PLL at once via MSI Afterburner.
- Triple Temp Monitor: Monitoring and controlling GPU/Memory/PLL condition at the same time.
- V-Check Points: It's design for easy to monitor voltage of GPU/Memory/PLL via multi-meter.

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Gold-Plated Connector

MSI Lighting graphics cards adopts Gold-Plated Connector to provide better signal transmission and rust protection. It can maximize display connectivity and expand lifetime of your graphics card.

Brief Specification

Graphics Engine GeForce GTX 780
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 3072
Memory Interface 384 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 980 (Boost Clock: 1033)
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 6008
DVI Output 2 (Dual-link DVI-I x 1, Dual-link DVI-D x 1)
HDMI-Output 1 (version 1.4a)
DisplayPort 1 (version 1.2)
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11.1 API (feature level 11_0)
OpenGL Version Support 4.3
SLI Support Y
Card Dimension(mm) 295x128.6x51.35 mm
Weight 1488g

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Editors choice - FerraLabs.ru
Date: 2014-00
Title: Editors choice
Comment: >Open
Media: FerraLabs.ru
Country: Russia
2013 Annual Gold Award - JagatReview
Date: 2014-00
Title: 2013 Annual Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: JagatReview
Country: Indonesia
Editor's Choice: Best product - Overclockers.ua
Date: 2013-00
Title: Editor's Choice: Best product
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclockers.ua
Country: Ukraine
Overclocker's Dream - Eteknix
Date: 2013-00
Title: Overclocker's Dream
Comment: >Open
Media: Eteknix
Country: UK
Gold - COWCOTLAND.COM
Date: 2013-00
Title: Gold
Comment: >Open
Media: COWCOTLAND.COM
Country: France
Gold - COWCOTLAND.COM
Date: 2013-00
Title: Gold
Comment: >Open
Media: COWCOTLAND.COM
Country: Czech Republic
Product of the Year - PCkoloji
Date: 2013-00
Title: Product of the Year
Comment: -
Media: PCkoloji
Country: Turkey
PCTuning Gold Award - PCTuning.cz
Date: 2013-00
Title: PCTuning Gold Award
Comment: >Open
Media: PCTuning.cz
Country: Czech Republic
Product of the Year 2013 - ITC.ua
Date: 2013-00
Title: Product of the Year 2013
Comment: >Open
Media: ITC.ua
Country: Ukraine
Highly Recommended - apc Magazine
Date: 2013-00
Title: Highly Recommended
Comment: -
Media: apc Magazine
Country: Australia
Golden - El Chapuzas Informatico
Date: 2013-00
Title: Golden
Comment: >Open
Media: El Chapuzas Informatico
Country: Spain
Top Technology - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2013-00
Title: Top Technology
Comment: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Gold - Benchmark Hardware
Date: 2013-00
Title: Gold
Comment: >Open
Media: Benchmark Hardware
Country: Spain
Silver - HWM
Date: 2013-00
Title: Silver
Comment: -
Media: HWM
Country: Indonesia
CHIP TIP CHOICE - CHIP Indonesia
Date: 2013-00
Title: CHIP TIP CHOICE
Comment: -
Media: CHIP Indonesia
Country: Indonesia
msi-award
Date: 2013-00
Title: CHIP Best Performance
Comment: -
Media: CHIP Indonesia
Country: Indonesia
The choice of gamers - EasyCOM.com.ua
Date: 2013-00
Title: The choice of gamers
Comment: >Open
Media: EasyCOM.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
The choice of overclockers - EasyCOM.com.ua
Date: 2013-00
Title: The choice of overclockers
Comment: >Open
Media: EasyCOM.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
msi-award
Date: 2013-00
Title: BEST GAMING GRAPHIC CARD 201
Comment: >Open
Media: i3.in.th Thailand
Country: Thailand
DonanımHaber Performance - Donanim Haber
Date: 2013-00
Title: DonanımHaber Performance
Comment: >Open
Media: Donanim Haber
Country: Turkey
Gold - Benchmark Hardware
Date: 2013-00
Title: Gold
Comment: >Open
Media: Benchmark Hardware
Country: Spain
5 Stars - Overclex.net
Date: 2013-00
Title: 5 Stars
Comment: >Open
Media: Overclex.net
Country: France
Technopat Decent Design - Technopat
Date: 2013-00
Title: Technopat Decent Design
Comment: >Open
Media: Technopat
Country: Turkey
Technopat Recommends - Technopat
Date: 2013-00
Title: Technopat Recommends
Comment: >Open
Media: Technopat
Country: Turkey
Recommended - OClab.ru
Date: 2013-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: OClab.ru
Country: Russia
Hardware - NAG MAGAZINE
Date: 2013-00
Title: Hardware
Comment: -
Media: NAG MAGAZINE
Country: South Africa
HWM - Gold
Date: 2013-00
Title: HWM
Comment: -
Media: Gold
Country: Philippines
Recommended - HARDWARE ZONE
Date: 2013-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: HARDWARE ZONE
Country: Philippines
Recommendation - PCFoster
Date: 2013-00
Title: Recommendation
Comment: >Open
Media: PCFoster
Country: Poland
Great Product - Tweak
Date: 2013-00
Title: Great Product
Comment: >Open
Media: Tweak
Country: Denmark
Editor's Choice - ITC.ua
Date: 2013-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: ITC.ua
Country: Ukraine
Pure PC 4 Fires - PurePC.pl
Date: 2013-00
Title: Pure PC 4 Fires
Comment: >Open
Media: PurePC.pl
Country: Poland
OC Ready - PurePC.pl
Date: 2013-00
Title: OC Ready
Comment: >Open
Media: PurePC.pl
Country: Poland
Performance - PurePC.pl
Date: 2013-00
Title: Performance
Comment: >Open
Media: PurePC.pl
Country: Poland
4 fires - PurePC.pl
Date: 2013-00
Title: 4 fires
Comment: >Open
Media: PurePC.pl
Country: Poland
Highly Recommended - TechPowerUp
Date: 2013-00
Title: Highly Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: TechPowerUp
Country: United States
Top Pick - Guru3D
Date: 2013-00
Title: Top Pick
Comment: >Open
Media: Guru3D
Country: UK
Best Performance - Vmodtech
Date: 2013-00
Title: Best Performance
Comment: >Open
Media: Vmodtech
Country: Thailand
Best Innovation - Vmodtech
Date: 2013-00
Title: Best Innovation
Comment: >Open
Media: Vmodtech
Country: Thailand
Gold - PC Perspective
Date: 2013-00
Title: Gold
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Perspective
Country: United States
Best Quality - Tech Arena
Date: 2013-00
Title: Best Quality
Comment: >Open
Media: Tech Arena
Country: Italy
msi-award
Date: 2013-00
Title: Atomic 'Hot'
Comment: -
Media: PC & Tech Authority
Country: Australia

BIOS

Driver

Win8.1 32,Win8.1 64,Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description
Version 331.65
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-11-29
OS Win8.1 32, Win8 32, Win7 32, Vista 32
Download download File Size 216.44 MB
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Description
Version 331.65
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-11-29
OS Win8.1 64, Win8 64, Win7 64, Vista 64
Download download File Size 277.95 MB
Note
Description
Version 331.65
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-11-29
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 190.49 MB
Note
Description
Version 331.65
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-11-29
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 234.03 MB
Note
Description
Version 320.63
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-08-07
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 225.7 MB
Note
Description
Version 320.63
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-08-07
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 264.13 MB
Note
Description
Version 320.63
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-08-07
OS Win8 64, Win7 64, Vista 64
Download download File Size 309.37 MB
Note
Description
Version 320.63
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-08-07
OS Win8 32, Win7 32, Vista 32
Download download File Size 254.81 MB
Note

Utility

Win8.1 32,Win8.1 64,Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 32, Win8 64, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
VGA FAN Control utility
Description
Version 1.0.0.6
Type Utility Release Date 2014-03-07
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 32, Win8 64, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 1.9 MB
Note
MSI Afterburner
Description
Version Beta
Type Utility Release Date 2014-01-23
OS Win8.1 32, Win8.1 64, Win8 32, Win8 64, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 30.82 MB
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