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MSI N780 LIGHTNING G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 2304 CUDA Cores
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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Based on the NVIDIA GTX 780 GPU, this card is built around 2304 CUDA cores, with 3GB GDDR5 memory clocked at an incredible 6008MHz effective memory frequency. It produces amazingly beautiful graphics and lifelike environmental interaction in the hottest DirectX 11 game titles. You'll enjoy a new level of realism in your favorite FPS, RTS, MMORPG, and RACING games. The MSI N780 LIGHTNING incorporates exclusive features and technologies in power design, cooling capacity, and materials that exceed the specifications of the reference board. An array of advanced NVIDIA technology – including GPU BOOST 2.0, NVIDIA SLI, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, and NVIDIA PhysX – offers you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

  • newegg Triple Force Architecture The triple-level signal design shows the current real-time load by different colors. Triple PWM fans with an independent control system deliver best-in-class cooling capability you can rely on in demanding situations. The GPU, memory, and auxiliary voltage is PWM controlled by a pure digital signal.
  • newegg Twin BIOS and Enhanced Power The MSI N780 LIGHTNING comes with two separate BIOS chips: one for gaming and one specially for extreme overclockers. Switch to LN2 BIOS for unlocked overall overclocking potential with just one click. This graphics card also features an enhanced power design. Sixteen GPU phases and three memory phases on a custom-designed, 10-layer PCB provide amazing overclocking potential.
  • newegg GPU Reactor The GPU reactor is MSI's exclusive design for overclocking stability. An add-on device on the back of the N780 LIGHTNING provides 300% higher power capacity and eliminates power noise.
  • newegg Military Class Components The N780 LIGHTNING is certified for MIL-STD-810G standards to ensure the best stability and quality. The DrMOS 4, CopperMOS, Hi-c CAP, new SFC, and dark solid CAP ensure that your graphics card runs stably under extreme conditions.
  • newegg 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 advanced controls – like GPU temperature target, overclocking, and overvoltage – to ensure the GPU works at the ultimate performance.
  • newegg NVIDIA PhysX Technology Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, which enables a new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic GeForce experience.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2014 1:15:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This card is amazing, I have it paired with an i7-4770k @ 4.5ghz and with no overclock, I haven't seen this card go passed around 73 celcius. When I overclock it at about 1230 MHz boost I've only seen it get to 82 celcius max temp. With over lock on bf4 I stay steady at about 85 to 100+ fps at max settings and 1080p. Btw if anyone is wondering if it fits in a antec 900 mid tower case; it does without any modding. Just have to remove lower hard drive cage first to install it and then you can replace the hard drive cage. Hopefully that helps.

Cons: Don't really have any cons. It can be sorta loud at about 85% fan speed but it's nothing substantial

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  • Joe S.
  • 8/14/2014 5:06:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs780 Lightning Review

Pros: Looks nice. Performace is good when it works.

Cons: Have gone through 4 of these since Janurary.
Average RMA time here in US is 3 weeks.

Other Thoughts: Just yesterday my 4th Lightning died. I run stock bios on all of them. The overall performance of these cards is awesome, but they are not reliable, cant trust them to last to long.

I own lots of other MSI products and they are great so by no means am I going to trash MSI in the following paragraphs. I actually enjoy MSI alot, allways have, allways will.

Right before my first two Lightnings died they would artifact alot and I would have to lower my clocks down to stock but then eventually they would die. My 3rd and 4th Lightnings just suddenly shut down and never woke back up. The clocks I was running was between 1280mhz and 1300mhz on all cards. All the cards would work fine for weeks and months at these clocks then suddenly out of no where they would die a quick death. Ran stock bios on all cards, gpu voltage in MSI indicates a lower voltage than what is being shown. I used a multi meter and voltage check points at the cards were never above 1.29 volts. I ran an EK water block also so temps were never an issue.

Also after the 2nd Lightning decided to go to gpu heaven I swapped out my power supply and motherboard because I thought maybe they may be the problem, but I was wrong.

My gut feeling tells me there is a design flaw with some of these cards. MSI added a bunch of fancy electrical contraptions to the card so it could clock high and compete with EVGA's Classified. When you fancy up the circuit board with extra fancy things that increases the chance of more things breaking.

These lightnings are a flop, easily the biggest gpu blunder of this 700 series of cards of all makes and brands.

Also I will add one more thing, I play BF4, thats all these cards have ever seen, I never bench them like some.

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  • Bret B.
  • 7/7/2014 5:30:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGeForce 780

Pros: Nice card great performance, great look. Rebate came through.

Cons: I bit long for a mid tower, took some manouvering.

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  • Lorena P.
  • 6/6/2014 9:10:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: This is a great card! using it in Nvidia 3D, multimonitor, or even light 4K there is absolutely nothing this card cant handle. If you are looking for a great Graphics card, but dont want to shell out the money for a 780Ti, or multi-GPU cards, this is more than capable of playing anything in ultra settings.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The middle fan can get loud under heavy load, but its not really a con, as the card has to get extremely hot before this is even noticeable

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  • Mathieu M.
  • 6/6/2014 9:01:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRemove dust problem

Pros: I just receive my card yesterday

Cons: Yesterday I received my graphics card MSI GTX 780 Lightning and I have instaled in my computer. I noticed that the fans have not Started in the opposite direction to remove dust. But after the instalation of drivers I restart my computer to complete the instalation and the fans have not Started in the opposite direction to remove dust. Will I have to ask for an exchange?

Thank you!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

This is not true, please observe carefully that initially the fan spins clockwise until the OS starts to load then it spins counter-clockwise.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Mathieu M.
  • 6/6/2014 6:45:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsstart Fans Problems

Pros: New and fans don't work

Cons: Yesterday I received my graphics card MSI GTX 780 Lightning and I have instaled in my computer. I noticed that the fans have not Started in the opposite direction to remove dust. But after the instalation of drivers I restart my computer to complete the instalation and the fans have not Started in the opposite direction to remove dust. Will I have to ask for an exchange?

Thank you!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

This is not true, please observe carefully that initially the fan spins clockwise until the OS starts to load then it spins counter-clockwise.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Mathieu M.
  • 6/6/2014 6:18:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDid i need to refund

Pros: HI, Yesterday I received my graphics card MSI GTX 780 Lightning and I have instaled in my computer. I noticed that the fans have not Started in the opposite direction to remove dust. But after the instalation of drivers I restart my computer to complete the instalation and the fans have not Started in the opposite direction to remove dust.

Cons: Will I have to ask for an exchange?

Thank you!

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  • Ian H.
  • 5/30/2014 10:34:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWow for 600 bucks when i bought it, terrible card.

Pros: Good performance for the first couple months

Cons: -After about two months this cards performance dropped significantly, overclocked it a hair and it still didn't perform well at all.
-lags when i play Chivalry Medieval warfare and have runescape open. Like seriously. The engine isn't even that graphically intensive.
-Card was never up to my expectations when I first bought it, but it did perform moderately well.
-should have gone with the r9 290x -.-

Other Thoughts: -my last nvidia card

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • dustin d.
  • 5/20/2014 4:50:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBroke after 3 months

Pros: Broke in 3 months, so none.

Cons: Its already broken

Other Thoughts: Wish i went with my original choice and gone with Asus

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Andre G.
  • 5/9/2014 4:06:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLOVE IT!

Pros: Fast, silent, cold, nice looking in an open rig, super well packaged,

Cons: -Kinda big

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace an old msi gtx 570. Lets say my old card was still holding my games but I wanted that edge where I would stop to see screen lag. Lets say I'm not disapointed! That thing eat Wow like it's nothing. My old card was struggeling in 25 man raids but this gtx 780 doesnt even start getting a load. Fans are absolutely quiet compared to my old one and keep the card in the 50 celcius at all time with fans on the lowest setting. Take care if you want to put that in SLI because this thing is really big. Make yourself a favor and buy it!

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