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GTX 770 MSI Gaming vs GTX 770 MSI Lightning

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September 18, 2013 11:30:38 AM

Hello, i am in the process of building my new rig which i will use mostly for 1080p Gaming, i am interested in the difference between these two cards, where i live the Gaming version is 75$ cheaper than lightning.

1: is the lightning version worth the extra 75$ ? If the answer is yes, why?

2: For how long do you think these cards will last me (in last i mean be able to play all the new games at ultra settings)

September 18, 2013 11:33:26 AM

To be honest i was just looking for a 770 but I decided to save money and get a evga 760 and it will handle anything at 1080p, throw in a second in a few months and you will have the equivalent of a Titan. The 760 can handle anything at 1080p, I am currently playing crysis 3 and I have not had any lag or stuttering what so ever.
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September 18, 2013 11:39:48 AM

xerxces said:
To be honest i was just looking for a 770 but I decided to save money and get a evga 760 and it will handle anything at 1080p, throw in a second in a few months and you will have the equivalent of a Titan. The 760 can handle anything at 1080p, I am currently playing crysis 3 and I have not had any lag or stuttering what so ever.


Thank you for your message, the problem is that this rig i'm building will drain me financialy, so i don't plan to change/add anything in it for about 2 years.
Do you think that the 760 could manage to play games at almost max details(i could live with decreasing the shadow details etc) at 1080p for the next 2 years?
And my retailer of choice does not have the EVGA versions, just the MSI GAMING OC, MSI HAWK and ASUS OC.... which of these do you find the best?
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September 18, 2013 11:48:31 AM

Lightning (1150) gets you 13 Mhz over the N770 (1137) ....for $40 here in US on newegg

The Lightning has some features ya don't find on the other:

software voltage control
voltage measurement points
a dual BIOS
MSI GPU Reactor (voltage filtering)
larger cooling solution.

it's a bit bigger at 14 cm high and 29 cm long

Has additional MOSFETs to aid in cooling of the VRM circuitry.



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September 18, 2013 11:52:52 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Lightning (1150) gets you 13 Mhz over the N770 (1137) ....for $40 here in US on newegg

The Lightning has some features ya don't find on the other:

software voltage control
voltage measurement points
a dual BIOS
MSI GPU Reactor (voltage filtering)
larger cooling solution.

it's a bit bigger at 14 cm high and 29 cm long

Has additional MOSFETs to aid in cooling of the VRM circuitry.





Thank you for your message, do you think that these "perks" lightning has are worth the extra 75$ ?
And from a gaming point of view, do they make a difference?
FYI, the cooling solution is not that important to me as the case i will use has more than adequate cooling ( Thermaltake overseer RX-I with all the optional coolers)
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September 18, 2013 12:03:18 PM

The performance difference between the two cards is minute, and will probably be unnoticable when gaming. I recommend you go for the cheaper one, especially if you're on a budget. It's still a very powerful card that will serve you well in the coming years :) 
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a c 204 4 Gaming
September 18, 2013 12:04:52 PM

cyroh6545 said:
Thank you for your message, do you think that these "perks" lightning has are worth the extra 75$ ?. And from a gaming point of view, do they make a difference?


That depends on the user....are the resulting fps differences worth $75 to you ? .... 17% over stock 770 ..... 2% over MSI N770 Gaming

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_Lightnin...

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FYI, the cooling solution is not that important to me as the case i will use has more than adequate cooling ( Thermaltake overseer RX-I with all the optional coolers)


Immaterial.... the heat has to get off the GPU and MOFSETS and then out of the card shroud before case has any effect.....that's where the money is spent.
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September 18, 2013 12:36:54 PM

I'm currently deciding between these 2 cards too. One other consideration that I noticed was the Lightning seems to be more adept at cooling - under load in the TPU review it hit 71 degrees, whereas the Gaming hit 79 degrees. I believe at 80 degrees the card starts to be throttled, so this might be significant. That said, I seem to recall that the Gaming was not as loud as the Lightning, and that the reviewer selected the Gaming as his personal preference.

Also, unlike the Lightning, the Gaming is offered in 4GB too, which seems to retail for around the same money as the Lightning. And, with BF4 apparently needed 3GB of VRAM (recommended specs) that's another consideration. Whether the Gaming can actually use that 4GB to actually impact performance is what I'm trying to uncover now!
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