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MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DispayPort PCI-Express Video Card (N680GTX LIGHTNING)

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  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
  • Core Clock: 1110 MHz
  • Video Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • Memory Clock: 6008 MHz
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Connectors: DVI-I, DVD-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
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MSI N680GTX LIGHTNING NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DispayPort PCI-Express Video Card

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MSI GeForce GTX680 Lightning graphics card with Twin Frozr IV design and GPU Reactor

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Be the King among Kings with the GeForce GTX680 Lightning graphics card from MSI. Featuring the award-winning Twin Frozr thermal solution, innovative Military Class III component design, the exclusive GPU Reactor, and MSI's proprietary Afterburner overclocking suite, ensure your place atop the graphics hierarchy with the GeForce GTX680 Lightning.

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  • GeForce GTX680 GPU
  • 1536 CUDA Cores, 1110MHz Base Clock, 1176MHz Boost Clock
  • 256-bit 2GB GDDR5 RAM at 6008MHz
  • Innovative GPU Boost, NVIDIA PhysX, NVIDIA 3D Surround technology
  • 4-way SLI, DirectX 11.1, PCI Express 3.0
  • Twin Frozr IV Thermal Solution with Dust Removal Technology
  • Industry-first GPU Reactor design
  • Digital PWM controller & Enhanced Power Design
  • Military Class III component design for maximum performance and power efficiency









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THE FASTEST SINGLE GPU ON THE MARKET: GEFORCE GTX680

With the power and efficiency of the Kepler architecture, the GeForce GTX680 Lightning from MSI is the fastest single GPU video card on the market.

Featuring a staggering 1536 CUDA cores clocked at 1110MHz and featuring innovative GPU Boost technology, the GTX680 Lightning allows for immersive NVIDIA Surround gaming via 3 monitors from a single card.

The newest FXAA and TXAA technologies as well as Adaptive V-Sync provide a fluid, smooth, and visually-rich gaming environment.

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TWIN FROZR IV THERMAL SOLUTION WITH DUST REMOVAL TECHNOLOGY

The GTX680 Lightning features the industry-leading Twin Frozr IV thermal design.

With 8mm SuperPipes soldered to an all-copper, nickle-plated base, twin 100mm Propeller Blade fans, and a high density heat fin stack, the GTX680 Lightning is up to 16C cooler than a competing design.

It also features Dust Removal Technology, which spins the fans in full reverse for 30 seconds at system start to minimize dust buildup and ensure optimal thermal performance.

The GTX680 Lightning also features two full-length heatsinks that cover the front and rear of the PCB, cooling and protecting critical components on the graphics card while preventing PCB flex.



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ENHANCED POWER DESIGN WITH INDUSTRY-FIRST GPU REACTOR

The GTX680 Lightning features a robust 12-phase PWM design that delivers twice as much current to the GPU versus the reference design for maximum performance and stability.

This enhanced design features independent power for the memory modules, as well as the Lightning Power Layer (LPL) with a 9-layer PCB design for maximum power delivery and stability.

Also, the industry-first GPU reactor acts as a power conditioner for the GPU, eliminating ripple and provides a higher power volume for the graphics chip.

The removable design allows a two-slot design for normal air cooling, and a 3-slot design for maximum single-card overclocking.



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CERTIFIED MILITARY CLASS III COMPONENTS

MSI's Military Class III components meet a more stringent testing standard than industry-wide electronic components.

Utilizing the US DoD MIL-STD-810G testing protocol, Military Class III components are rated to run under the most strenuous conditions to meet the highest levels of performance.

These components include: CopperMOS -- Copper MOSFET design that reduces operating temperatures and doubles the current capacity output Hi-C CAP -- Low profile tantalum core capacitors, more than 10 times the lifespan of traditional capacitors with 15 times less power leakage Golden Solid State Choke (Golden SSC) -- Pure iron core choke with high working currrent and gold coating, designed for overclocking Dark Solid CAP -- Nickle-plated cover for longer endurance, up to 10 years lifespan under full electrical loads



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AFTERBURNER OVERCLOCKING SOFTWARE SUITE

With MSI's proprietary Afterburner overclocking software suite, you can do it all on your GTX680 Lightning. Afterburner allows adjustment of Power Limit, GPU clock offset,

memory frequencies, and provides real-time monitoring of GPU load, frequencies, voltages, temperatures, and much more.

The Afterburner software also provides users the ability to monitor and set your own fan speed profiles, so performance can be customized based on your system needs.

MSI Afterburner also has built-in video capture and screenshot functions, as well as a mobile app for the iOS/Android platforms with remote monitoring capabilities.



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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1600
Max Screen Resolution 2560 x 1600
Processor 1110 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz
Graphics Coprocessor GeForce GTX 680
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB
Brand Name MSI
Item model number N680GTX LIGHTNING
Item Weight 4 pounds
Product Dimensions 11 x 1.9 x 5.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.02 x 1.94 x 5.08 inches

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ASIN B008D1JKF4
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3.8 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,248 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Shipping Weight 4.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available June 19, 2012

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Simply thr best. Mine overclocks to 1350 core and 7020 eff. memory in LN2 bios setting. Temperatures are in the low 60's(C) under load. I expect to overclock higher
as soon as version 2.2.3 afterburner is available that allows increasing vCore. Quality build, as you can expect from the MSI's lightning series.
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I have a monitor at 1920x1200 @ 60hz and this card is a pure beast at that resolution for sure. I have High resolution texture packs on any games from Crysis 2, to Skyrim, to user made mods on Oblivion and it works like a dream. I have high and consistent FPS rates while everything is set to the highest possible setting with MSAA and VSync on.

Pros:
FAST~I have mine overclocked to 1250 at the core clock and 7k for the mem clock total and it stays below 56C after playing high demanding games and benchmarks for several hours.
QUIET~I have a HAF X case and my CPU cooler is from Noctua, so my rig is quiet, below 20db, and if this cards fan is set to auto i don't really hear it that much at all. I could sleep easily while it was turned on and 2 feet from my head.
COOL~On average this card is maybe 30C and at the absolute highest I got it to after a few hours of benchmarking was 56C with the fans on auto.
QUALITY~This is a very rugged and strong card. It has a sturdy and reliable build. I used to be an EVGA card fan, but I fully and whole heartily admit this is a very well built card.
MEMORY~At this screen resolution 2GB is plenty of video memory from what I can see. If you really worry about that then for $30 bucks more MSI has a 4GB card that looks pretty good as well, but from personal experience I can say that this card runs everything on the market at max.

Cons:
LIGHTS~This is a little bias, but I have a red theme in my case, and this card has bright blue LED lights that cannot be turned off. Just a heads up.
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I flashed the LN2 bios and got this up to 1280/6000, this card is no joke. I should've gotten it from Newegg since they had two free games with it plus a $20 visa gift card rebate. Live and learn but this card is THE BEST, make sure you register your warranty!
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I received this quickly from Amazon as always. The card run extremely cool and quiet. Highest temperature I saw was 62C after playing BF3 for 3 hours. It never went over 40% fan either. It is easily at 1200mhz at stock volts. Can't wait to push it further. Maybe I will even add it to a water loop.
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Pros: Easy install. This plays anything I throw at it on max settings; Battlefield 3(60+fps), Farcry 3(50-55fps), Hawken(60+fps) all while staying extremely cool at 50c on air.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from a Asus 670 4gb dc2 non top. The performance difference between the two cards is huge(+30-40%) and I've never had this card get over 55c.
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Was able to flash this card with the older bios and overclocked it to 1320 core clock in LN2 on air.
Temperatures stay nice and cool and will run any game in ultra. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a GTX 680.
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Best video card you can buy without braking a bank. Have lots of cool features like plugin temperature gauges, reversed spinning of fans to suck out dust, extra plugin to increase stability when overclocking.

But be careful though, it's huge!. Always make sure that it will fit your case.
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This card is great for gaming. I am able to play every game I play in the highest settings and have no frame drop that effects my gameplay. I am able to run multiple monitors off this and game easily. This is perfect for its price.
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