MSI Showing New Lightning Cards Next Week at Computex

In addition to introducing an army of new motherboards, MSI will also showcase new graphics cards next week during COMPUTEX. These include the GTX 780 Lightning, GTX 780 Ti Lightning and the R9 290X Lightning. Also on display will be its line of "Gaming" and "Pro Series" cards.

According to MSI, the AMD-based Lightning card will be displayed in an "amazingly powerful" demonstration:  a 4-way Crossfire setup that's liquid cooled using EK WaterBlocks' custom full cover blocks. This setup will also use a Big Bang-XPOWER II motherboard, allowing on-hand professional overclockers to showcase the performance potential of MSI's OC series.

In addition to the Lightning cards, the company reports that its GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3G and the GTX 760 Gaming ITX were finalists for the COMPUTEX 2014 Best Choice Award. The company also revealed on Friday that the N780 Lightning and N760 Hawk are winners of the 22nd Taiwan Excellence Awards.

"Dedicated to improving the options and choices for gamers, the new GTX 780 Gaming 6G is another fine example of the strength of MSI's Gaming lineup where choices exist for gamers whether they game on 1080p or 4K resolutions."

MSI doesn't really talk about its Gaming and Pro Series graphics cards in its announcement released on Friday, but does point out that the use of large fans and Military Class components keeps its graphics cards cooler than the competition. The cards are ideal for gaming bars and Internet cafes that demand performance 24 hours a day.

We'll have to wait and see what the company produces next month during the show in Taipei.

  • all stalked out
    I've owned many MSI graphics cards my favourites have been the MSI 7950 boost edition TF (new revision) and the 4gb GTX 770 Gaming. I now own an MSI 290x TF Gaming and it is the first MSI card I do not like. It still hits the same 94 degree temp that reference cards hit and that's at stock clocks. Very disappointing.