N780 Lightning

(GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING)

Core/Memory 

980MHz Core (Boost Clock:1033MHz)
3072MB GDDR5 6008MHz Memory
 


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)

 

 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.

 

Editor's Choice (9.2/10)
2014-05
United States
“The MSI GTX 780 Lightning 3GB is exactly what you expect.” “A strong performing, great looking beast of a video card, that’s expensive. ” “To get the most out of the model, overclock, but if you do leave it at stock, you can still know you’re buying o...
9680
Editors choice
2014-01
Russia
“Prestigious card for serious gamers „ • Dual BIOS • Three fans with independent rotation • Connectors for voltage measurement • Strong Power System • Leadership in almost all tests
9537
2013 Annual Gold Award
2014-01
Indonesia
Through MSI GTX 780 Lightning , MSI graphics card again managed to bring them to a higher level, which is a hallmark of their Lightning series. The length of time the development is a dish of sweet fruit with high gaming performance even when used in a st...
9483
Editor's Choice: Best product
2013-12
Ukraine
“MSI N780 Lightning offers a bunch of improved design with enhanced power system, powerful cooling and great overclocking potential. Complex multi-phase PWM is paying off even during overclocking with air cooling. Outcome at the rate of 1267 MHz Boost is ...
9464
Overclocker's Dream
2013-12
UK
“There are overclocked graphics cards and then there are overclockers’ graphics cards. This graphics card from MSI is certainly the latter„
9412
Gold
2013-12
France
“We are overwhelmed, especially since the implementation surprise was when unpacking the card, as the first pictures do not clearly did justice to the GTX 780 Lightning. This card is a gem, a powerhouse able to charm you. The stylistic shift had left us s...
9394
Gold
2013-12
Czech Republic
“We are overwhelmed, especially since the implementation surprise was when unpacking the card, as the first pictures do not clearly did justice to the GTX 780 Lightning. This card is a gem, a powerhouse able to charm you. The stylistic shift had left us s...
9447
Product of the Year
2013-12
Turkey
“MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, with its increadible cooling and performance that exceeds even Titan becomes the most successful graphics card of the year 2013„
9377
PCTuning Gold Award
2013-12
Czech Republic
“The card is exquisitely wrought, fitted with quality components, the high performance and reserve the clock is phenomenal.„ “The performance after overclocking is the bomb, as well as the ability to monitor and control through utility card manufacturer....
9574
Product of the Year 2013
2013-12
Ukraine
“It took about a year for the MSI engineers to develop an exclusive version of graphics card based on the chip GK110. Fundamentally improved PWM to squeeze the maximum from the GeForce GTX 780. Even in normal mode device is able to compete with the GeForc...
9390
Highly Recommended
2013-12
Australia
“MSI allowed its engineers to crank up the base and boost GPU clocks of the lighting from the 770’s standard1046/1085 MHz to 1150/1202MHz, respectively. That higher than the 5-7% that most of MSI’s competitors are willing to push, but still in the range o...
9446
Golden
2013-11
Spain
“The MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning delivers outstanding performance coupled with a really high overclocking capability that catapults the GTX 780 to a higher level. If we add your thanks to low noise and temperatures TriFrozr contained system, this is one...
9404
Top Technology
2013-11
Germany
9232
Gold
2013-11
Spain
“Colorful graphics for this iGame has opted for the cooler that has three 90mm fans, which is not anywhere near the best solution when it comes to solutions SLI„
9403
Silver
2013-11
Indonesia
“N780 Lightning MSI is a custom GTX 780 that has been overclocked by factory. Core clock overclocked high enough up to 980 MHz (117 MHz above reference version), with memory still default at 6008 MHz DDR. MSI rely on a longer PCB costume and also equip ...
9442
CHIP TIP CHOICE
2013-11
Indonesia
“MSI Lightning series is highest series in graphics card lineup from MSI. MSI N780 LIGHTNING specially designed for extreme overclockers. MSI N780 LIGHTNING includes the exclusive software for this graphics card. The software used to control speed of the...
9443
CHIP Best Performance
2013-11
Indonesia
“MSI Lightning series is highest series in graphics card lineup from MSI. MSI N780 LIGHTNING specially designed for extreme overclockers. MSI N780 LIGHTNING includes the exclusive software for this graphics card. The software used to control speed of the...
9444
The choice of gamers
2013-10
Ukraine
9215
Gold
2013-10
Spain
“That said, and to conclude, the MSI GTX 780 Lightning makes very high and continues the line of the range of MSi, which started beyond 2009 for this great series for enthusiasts, leaving the GTX 780 in the very near TITAN values with what the brand Santa...
9478
5 Stars
2013-10
France
9235
Technopat Decent Design
2013-10
Turkey
9229
Technopat Recommends
2013-10
Turkey
9230
Recommended
2013-10
Russia
9204
Hardware
2013-10
South Africa
“MSI has produced possibly the best GTX 780 we’ve seen to date. There are equivalent alternatives, but there are no better cards.” PLUS Very impressive cooler / Looks fantastic / Superb performance MINUS Pricey / In limited supply
9331
HWM
2013-10
Philippines
"MSI made sure heat won’t be a problem when overclocking on this graphics card, since it has a heatsink that features seven 8mm Superpipes for heat dissipation under its TriFrozr cooler. The performance of the MSI N780 Lightning is nothing short of impres...
9334
Recommended
2013-10
Philippines
“The N780 Lightning features Military Class 4 components for its PWM system, making it ideal for stable overclocking for additional performance improvements.” “The MSI N780 Lightning is a high-end card with quality build components that will allow overc...
9332
Recommendation
2013-09
Poland
9156
Great Product
2013-09
Denmark
9153
Editor's Choice
2013-09
Ukraine
9214
Pure PC 4 Fires
2013-09
Poland
9143
OC Ready
2013-09
Poland
9144
Performance
2013-09
Poland
9145
4 fires
2013-09
Poland
9191
Highly Recommended
2013-08
United States
9128
Top Pick
2013-08
UK
9123
Best Performance
2013-08
Thailand
9189
Best Innovation
2013-08
Thailand
9190
Gold
2013-08
United States
9122
Best Quality
2013-07
Italy
“Overall, the customization done on the MSI GTX 780 Gaming is focused on performance optimization and lower noise, improving the reference version without a huge increase of purchasing price. If you want to buy a GTX 780 we recommend to choose the MSI ver...
9445
Atomic 'Hot'
2013-02
Australia
The wait was well worth it for those after one of the best implemntations of Nvidia's Geforce GTX 780
9441
  • 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

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 

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