MSI Radeon HD 7970 R7970 Lightning 3GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • MSI Radeon HD 7970 R7970 Lightning 3GB GDDR5 PCIe
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The MSI Radeon HD 7970 R7970 Lightning has a dual DL-DVI connector, a single HDMI 1.4a port and two mini-DisplayPort 1.2 sockets. It can support a max resolution of 2560x1600 on up to three monitors. With a multi-stream hub using the mini-DisplayPort 1.2 sockets, the card can power up to six screens.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Vortez on

First let's get the bad news out of the way.By not including a DualLink DVI port MSI have abandoned those who use a large monitor. We would be happy to overlook this if an included Active DVI-Displayport adapter was included in the package but sadly...

By APC Magazine on 80

Since the inception of the MSI Lightning brand it's been a favourite with enthusiasts. Higher frequencies, better cooling and best-in-class power delivery, what's not to like?This is the best performance AMD card on the market. The Lightning...

By uk.hardware.info on

The AMD Radeon HD 7000 adventure started last year with the Tahiti chip. With 4.3 billion transistors it is the largest, most complex and fastest out of the three Southern Islands GPUs that AMD has released the last few months. Tahiti contains 32...

By uk.hardware.info on

With the arrival of a new high-end GPU, hardware enthusiasts immediately look forward to a MSI Lightning graphics card based on the new chip. That card, the R7970 Lightning, has been on the market for a couple of months now. Last week the manufacturer...

By techPowerUp! on 80

MSI's Radeon HD 7970 Lightning is a beautfully engineered custom implementation of the AMD HD 7970. It shows what can be achieved when focusing on pure performance and overclocking potential. Thanks to the increased clock speeds out of the box the...

By Hardware Canucks on

The HD 7970 may be having a hard time standing out against a GTX 680 card that has it outgunned and out priced but this architecture still has plenty of life left in it. Regardless of the adversity placed in their paths, AMD’s board partners have...

By Legit Reviews on

The MSI R7970 Lighting is a well designed video card that is faster than any other Radeon HD 7970 out of the box and it still has a ton of overclocking headroom left in it!...

By Guru of 3D on

Final Words & Conclusion MSI designed a terrific card with the new Lightning. If you want something really special, look no further. It has it all, the looks, the very nice factory overclock, the (relatively) low power consumption, downright...

By PCPer on

I really became impressed by MSI video cards when the Super-Pipe GTX 285 was released all those years ago. Last year’s batch of Lightning cards impressed me even more. I was waiting to be blown away by this year’s example. Perhaps I was...

By VR-Zone on

Conclusion There are a lot of things that we like about this card - namely the aptly placed blue LEDs which will look good in any rig, generous (six) display outputs, unreal cooling performance (100% fan speed at stock gets you 33 degrees celsius at...

By Kitguru.net on 90

In the last month AMD’s partners have been unveiling their custom cooled graphics cards and we have already reviewed the latest Dual X HD7970 Overclock Edition from Sapphire and the HD7970 X Edition from VTX3D. Today we are looking at MSI’s...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

Let's cut straight to the point, the MSI 7970 Lightning takes AMD's high end GPU to a whole new level. We have seen custom design versions before but MSI have reengineered the product from the ground up and in almost every area have made...

International Review By Datormagazin on

Textstorlek A A Hem › Tester › Test: MSI Radeon HD7970 Lightning 3 GB Här är ett grafikkort med imponerande överklockningspotential. Dessvärre glömmer det ibland bort de vanliga konsumenterna, som riskerar att...

International Review By NordicHardware on

För spelare på jakt efter fin grafik och maximal spelinlevelse är det på grafikkortet man bör lägga merparten av sina julklappspengar. Vi har testat 11 av de kraftfullaste grafikkorten på marknaden och plockat fram de riktiga guldkornen. AMD och...

International Review By Alt om DATA on

MSI laver gode grafikkort, og R7970 er i princippet ingen undtagelse, ud over et lille problem, som vi stødte ind i under...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Als we naar de resultaten van de Radeon HD 7950 kaarten kijken, is de MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC kaart onze favoriet. Het is de stilste 7950 uit de test, met prima koelprestaties, een uitstekend overklokpotentieel en een vriendelijke prijs.Wie een...

International Review By hwlegend.com on

Nella recensione che andremo ad illustrarvi nella giornata odierna, ci occuperemo di testare in maniera approfondita la nuova soluzione top di gamma di MSI, appartenente alla linea di prodotti enthusiast “Lightning”. La nuova ammiraglia,...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 95

MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning er et high-end grafikkort der er af meget høj kvalitet. Kortet er dog lidt stort i det så man skal hvert fald være sikker på at koret kan være i kabinettet først. MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning er...

International Review By PC for Alla Extreme on

handlar det inte om en regelrätt recension i full skala, även om vi kommer kika närmare på kortet och sammanfatta våra åsikter om det. Istället ligger fokus på överklockning när vi passar på att...

International Review By NordicHardware on

Vi har alla sett hur väl AMD:s Radeon HD 7970 överklockar. Baserat på 28 nanometersteknik och en helt ny arkitektur är det inga problem att nå upp mot 1 100 MHz utan att öka spänningen. När MSI frågade oss om...