MSI's GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Strikes at Titan for $750

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portablesounds

I really hope this isn't gonna be out of stock everywhere for too long. Amazon and Newegg don't have it atm :(

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Ghost XFX

Sorry Paul. The EVGA GTX 780 SC/ACX is the hot GPU I'd like to build my next machine with, in SLi too. And it's cheaper. AMD better take heed. If they don't do better with their cards, I'm crossing over to the Green team.

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biggiebob12345

The 780 SC is a reference PCB with a weak factory overclock. Yawn, who cares. The Lightning is a full custom PCB with probably cherry picked die. Completely different league.

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kddd

The issue I have with the Lightning is that it takes 2.5 slots, which is a no no for me.

Not only that, the memory on the lightning comes from Elpida, so you won't be able to overclock it as much as the higher quality Samsung ones found on stock 780's

I recently bought the EVGA GTX 780 Classifieds

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Ghost XFX

With "probably" cherry picked pie...? So in other words, you're grasping for straws here. Let's do the side by side and you tell me why the SC/ACX is not as good as the Lightning. Basically, you're spinning your wheels to justify the cost of the Lightning and can't seem to bring yourself to admitting EVGA has managed to do more with less, at a lesser price.

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Baer

Yes, I agree. I am soon going to order a pair of the EVGA 780 SC/ACX cards also. They are priced better and the few times I have had to contact EVGA their service has been beyond excellent. For example, I had a fan failing on one of my GTX 480's. They replaced BOTH of them ( I am running SLI surround and have to have two identical cards)with a pair of newer and more powerful GTX 570's even though only one of the cards had a failing fan. They earned my continuing business

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Paul_Lilly

No need to apologize, I don't have a horse in this race.

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Mikey109105

&750 bucks? Dude, I can get all the parts for my next upgrade for that much money, LOL! Still...I like the card!

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Sir Hobbes3

Haha, exactly.

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Led Weappelin

Drool...Drool....Yummy,I want that card!

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Angerbot

Just get 2 760s in SLI. It will beat a 780 everywhere and a titan in most games for like half the price. Unless you have a miniITX build or something and can't do SLI that's the way to go.

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biggiebob12345

2 760's wouldn't cut it for my usage. 1440p @ 85 Hz with 8xAA would bring those cards to their knees. I know because my 680 Lightning SLI setup is right on the border of needing to be upgraded.

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Renegade Knight

I want to drive 3 1080p monitors on my next upgrade. I can do 2 cards now but my next case will be much, much smaller.

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jason2393

Until the next generation comes out, at which point 2 760s would have to be completely replaced for more performance, but a single 780 can be joined by a second one, at that point for a much discounted price, and nearly double the performance.

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Angerbot

Even if you got your second 780 for 250 off the current price, you would be spending ~1250, or you could buy two 860s (or whatever it ends up being) for another ~500 (assuming pricing is the same) and beat the SLI 780s for a total investment of 1000, saving yourself 250 bucks in the long run. This assumes the 860s scale as well as the 760s are, of course. 760s are also better for people who can't spend 750 bucks on a graphics card but can spend 500. 760 SLI is really the price:performance king at the moment and is the $500 card that the 700 series doesn't have.

Edit: Heat and power draw are also going to be lower on a 780. I'm not saying that no one should ever buy one, but 2*760s is the best option in the majority of cases. Micro stutter is all but gone on the newest cards/drivers these days, too.

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Dextar

As someone who moved from a 460 SLI setup to a single 680, I'd never go back to SLI unless I was running a surround setup. There were plenty of issues with screen tearing and micro stutter that I would never want to deal with again.

Your best option right now is to actually buy a 7990 for 670 and dominate everything thrown at it.