MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning on display at CeBIT

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 06 2012 @ 17:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI sends out word that it's showing off its new R7970 Lightning graphics card at CeBIT:
MSI will also display its new Military Class III and PCI Express Gen3 based graphics card at CeBIT 2012. The first world premier will be new king of graphics cards: the MSI R7970 Lightning. The MSI R7970 Lightning comes from a pedigree line of overclocking favorites graphics cards. The R7970 comes equipped with the all new Unlocked Digital Power Architecture (Unlocked BIOS, Digital PWM controller and Enhanced Power Design) ready for world-record breaking performance and is cooled by the next installment in MSI's award winning Thermal Design: Twin Frozr IV. The MSI Twin Frozr IV is upgraded with the unique Dust Removal technology enhancing the cooling performance of the Twin Frozr IV over time compared to traditional Thermal Designs. The new Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design can also be found on power user's favorite series of MSI Hawk graphics cards gets expanded with the R7870 Hawk delivering class leading performance, thermal and acoustic characteristics thanks to its Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design. MSI new Power Edition series of graphics card enrich the PCI Express Gen3 scene by offering Triple Overvoltage and are all equipped with an Enhanced PWM design. All this overclocking potential of the Lightning, Hawk and Power Edition series of graphics cards is unleashed with MSI Afterburner. Editor's most favorite overclocking software that is also compatible with Android and iOS based devices allowing for real-time control and monitoring of voltages, temperatures and fan-speeds. MSI Predator, the video capturing software and MSI Kombustor, one of the industry's most varied benchmark applications are included for free with MSI Afterburner.
Lab501 published some photos of the card over here.

The site also shot photos of the R7970 Lightning's "Reactor Core", this appears to be an add-on card that features additional tantalum capacitors and some fancy LEDs.

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