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MSI's GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Finally Pictured

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MSI's GeForce GTX 780 has finally been photographed, and it looks beautiful.

A user from the HardwareZone forums has leaked some images of the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning from MSI, and it is an absolutely gorgeous graphics card. 

The card will feature the GK110-300-A2 GPU which is packed with 2,304 cores, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs. Also aboard the PCB, users will find 3 GB of memory, as is standard on GTX 780 graphics cards. So far, there is no information about the factory clock speeds of either the GPU or the memory. The graphics card also has a 20-phase VRM design coupled with the new DrMOS 4, which is more efficient and thus runs cooler than competing power saving solutions.

Of course, one of the things that mustn't go unnoticed is the new cooler, known as the TriFrozr, which features a total of three fans. Two of the fans at both ends of the cooler are larger black fans, while a smaller yellow 92 mm fan rests right in the middle. The yellow fan also has a denser fin arrangement.

MSI has announced that the card will be available starting August 28, though there is no official word on pricing. The HardwareZone forum post revealed a price of $1,000 Singapore dollars, which translates to roughly $780 USD.

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    michael908 , August 22, 2013 9:25 PM
    The reinforced pcb makes it look real sexy.
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    vmem , August 22, 2013 9:54 PM
    huh, so 2 fans no longer cut it for this card...

    man, I'm interested in seeing the max OC on this card. certainly would be interesting. it'll probably cost around $850? but it should take down a stock Titan...
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    Knoodle Knocker , August 22, 2013 10:14 PM
    Looks perfect for MSI X power MOBO
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    Anonymous , August 23, 2013 12:27 AM
    Cool, I might pick this up. This time next year when the fire sales are going on and its about £250
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    ShadyHamster , August 23, 2013 2:40 AM
    That's an ugly looking card imo.

    It also appears to be a triple slot card?
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    HKILLER , August 23, 2013 6:28 AM
    while this is amazing (specially that back plate!) i still think Zotac GTX 780 AMP! is the best with 650$ price and so far it has the highest base and boost clock between others ( 1006 base 1059 boost)the only thing is it doesn't have a back plate like this.
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    Luay , August 23, 2013 7:44 AM
    The dual fans on the Lightning GTX 770 and 760 has to spin fast to cool the card and was louder than the competition. The third fan should allow for slower spinning with the same cooling result, making it quieter. Looks don't matter at all for me. The price is unacceptable.
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    Soda-88 , August 23, 2013 8:13 AM
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    That's an ugly looking card imo.

    It also appears to be a triple slot card?


    Not sure if serious... It's painfully obvious that it's a dual slot card from the pictures
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    JPForums , August 23, 2013 8:34 AM
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    Not sure if serious... It's painfully obvious that it's a dual slot card from the pictures


    I wouldn't be so sure. It clearly only has two slot mounts, but the fans and shroud do appear to exceed the dimensions of the second slot mount.
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    i2iDGE , August 23, 2013 12:38 PM
    love the pcb but not the fans
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    freedom fighter , August 24, 2013 4:32 AM
    i think it is a bit late for this hardware to spur any enthusiasm. nvidia will likely introduce the fully active gk110, so basically the same performance, but less energy needed to get there via brutal overclocking.
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    i2iDGE , August 24, 2013 9:26 AM
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    i think it is a bit late for this hardware to spur any enthusiasm. nvidia will likely introduce the fully active gk110, so basically the same performance, but less energy needed to get there via brutal overclocking.

    But isn't the Titan already the full fledged GK110?