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MSI N680GTX Lightning

N680GTX LIGHTNING, Nvidia GeForce GTX 680, DirectX 11.0, PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 1111 MHz, 2048 MB
MSI N680GTX Lightning
GPU
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
DirectX version
DirectX 11.0
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16

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Hardware.Info reviews 2 reviews


Seven Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 round-up: Supercards!

September 20, 2012 - 12:58 AM
Late March Nvidia introduced its latest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680. By now a number of cards have been released that are based on Nvidia's reference design. Hardware.Info compared seven models to find out which is the best buy.

MSI N680GTX Lightning review: best GTX 680 overclocking card

August 13, 2012 - 12:58 AM
With the N680GTX Lightning MSI has created the best GeForce GTX 680 for overclockers, but Nvidia had other plans.

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MSI N680GTX Lightning specifications

General
  Brand MSI
  Product name N680GTX Lightning
  Product code N680GTX LIGHTNING, V283-005R, N680GTXLIGHTNING
  EAN code 0816909099126, 4719072268053
  Tested on Wednesday July 25, 2012

Specifications Search for products based on specifications
  GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
  Graphics card series Nvidia GeForce 600
  DirectX version DirectX 11.0
  Interface PCI-Express 3.0 x16
  Clock frequency - GPU 1,111 MHz
  Clock frequency - Turbo 1,176 MHz

GPU cooling

GPU cooling Active (2x)
  Extra power connector Ja
  Power connector type(s) 2x PEG8
  nVidia SLI compatible Ja
  AMD Crossfire compatible Nee

HDCP compatible

HDCP compatible Ja

Audio through HDMI

Audio through HDMI Ja
  Low profile Nee

Memory Search for products based on specifications
  Memory amount 2,048 MB
  Memory clock frequency 1,502 MHz
  Memory type GDDR5
  Memory cooling Ja

Connectors Search for products based on specifications
  D-Sub connector Nee
  D-Sub output (amount) 0
  DVI connector Ja
  DVI output (amount) 2
  HDMI output Ja
  DisplayPort connector Ja
  Number of DisplayPort connectors 1

Included Search for products based on specifications
  HDMI -> DVI plug Nee
  Remote control Nee

The specifications displayed above have been carefully compiled, however Hardware.Info is not responsible for possible errors. No rights can be derived from the specifications. Hardware.Info recommends that you contact the seller about the specifications prior to making a purchase.

MSI N680GTX Lightning test results

Overclocking test Show charts of test results
  Clock frequency - Chip (Max. OC) 1,321 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Clock frequency - Memory (Max. OC) 1,802 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64


Benchmarks (Windows 7 x64 - Core i7 3960X) Show charts of test results
  Driver version GeForce 304.79 Beta

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark Vantage Performance 37,357

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark11 Performance 10,798

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Metro 2033 - Medium - 1920x1080 57 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Metro 2033 - Very High - 1920x1080 31 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Batman Arkham City - Medium - 1920x1080 126 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Batman Arkham City - Very High 4x AA - 1920x1080 90 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Battlefield 3 - Medium - DoF 90 - 1920x1080 124.5 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Battlefield 3 - Ultra 4x AA - DoF 90 - 1920x1080 68.8 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Crysis 2 DX11 - Very high - Hi-res Edge AA - 1920x1080 85 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Crysis 2 DX11 - Ultra - Hi-res Edge AA - 1920x1080 81.2 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Power consumption (system) - Idle 92.6 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Power consumption (system) - Metro 2033 (max) 333 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Max. temperature (Metro 2033 after 2 runs) - acc. to driver 54 °C

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Noise production (10 cm. - Full load) 46.3 dB(A)

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

MSI N680GTX Lightning reviews 2 reviews


Seven Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 round-up: Supercards!

September 20, 2012 - 12:58 AM
Late March Nvidia introduced its latest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680. By now a number of cards have been released that are based on Nvidia's reference design. Hardware.Info compared seven models to find out which is the best buy.

MSI N680GTX Lightning review: best GTX 680 overclocking card

August 13, 2012 - 12:58 AM
With the N680GTX Lightning MSI has created the best GeForce GTX 680 for overclockers, but Nvidia had other plans.


MSI N680GTX Lightning nieuws 2 new items


MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning launch draws near

July 9, 2013 - 09:06 AM
At the Taiwanese Computex conference, MSI first showed us the GeForce GTX 780 Lightning graphics card, albeit behind frosted glass. Based on previous Lightning models, we expect a yellow colour scheme with a factory overclock. A recent YouTube teaser...

MSI GTX 680 Lightning-L surfaces in Japan

February 16, 2013 - 10:02 AM
MSI has launched a slower, more affordable version of Nvidia's GTX 680 Lightning. The new GeForce GTX 680 Lightning-L, as the card is called, has surfaced in Japan. The hardware of the L-model is identical to that of the regular GTX 680 Lightning, b...


External news 7 items


MSI N680GTX Lightning preview: Best GTX 680 overclocking card 08/22/2013
MSI N680GTX Lightning Video Card Getting Full Coverage Waterblock 09/11/2012
(PR) MSI N680GTX Lightning to get a Full-Cover Water Block 09/10/2012
Overclocking the MSI N680GTX Lightning @ Benchmark Reviews 08/09/2012
Overclocking the MSI N680GTX Lightning 07/31/2012
MSI unlocks the N680GTX Lightning 06/21/2012
MSI N680GTX Lightning Grafikkarte bietet 12-phasige PWM-Spannungsversorgung 06/21/2012

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Game PC

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Overclocking results MSI N680GTX Lightning

The MSI N680GTX Lightning has been overclocked by 1 Hardware.Info member, with a maximum clock frequency of 1300MHz for the GPU and 1752MHz for the memory. Below you can find all overclocking results and the respective benchmark scores. Would you like to add your results? Please create a Hardware.Info user system.

# GPU Memory Cooling System
1 1300 MHz 1752 MHz Air Red and Blue [SirRobinII]

3DMark Fire Strike System
7534 Red and Blue [SirRobinII]
6456 GAME PC V2 [shadow116]

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