Sorry for the title, but I couldn’t resist. Either way, today we met two retail GTX 780s, but there’s also the GTX 770 coming shortly after it. “After” is a key word here, because there is not much share about it yet. However, WCCFtech comes with a rescue, with some very exclusive material about the upcoming MSI’s GTX 770 Lightning Edition.
MSI’s GeForce GTX 770 Lightning looks a lot like the GTX 680 version. I would even risk saying that they only changed the layout on the box. There are no details about the GPU clocks yet, but we do know however, that the card will feature an overlocked memory to 7GHz. Despite the fact that it is equipped with a newer iteration of the GK104 GPU (-425-A2), the card still has the same CUDA cores count (1536). That means it also has 128 texture units and 32 raster units. This card arrives with 2GB GDDR5 memory on board, which would be supported by 256-bit wide memory bus.
Now let’s say about the features that makes the card a real Lightning. It has the TwinFrozr IV cooler, which comes with two 100mm fans (with so called Propeller Blade Technology). Comparing the GTX 770 Lightning to GTX 680 Lightning is a natural thing to do, thus we can say that MSI GPU Reactor is still on its place. This is a additional VRM module, technically responsible for increasing the overclocking capabilities.
Not suprisingly the card is still using 8+8pin power connectors. Therefore, if the Unlocked Digital Power as advertised on the box and recent rumors about a higher voltage of the processor are true, then we shall expect a very good overclocking potential from this card. Probably the most important thing to say at this point would be the price, but since we don’t even have a confirmation about the reference model pricing, then I won’t even try to guess the price tag of this one.