MSI GeForce N680GTX Lightning Review

By on June 28, 2012
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The most beastly of all GTX 680s.

Good: Well designed card with high-end components, massive heatsink keeps it cool and impressively quiet, and a lot of potential for overclocking.
Bad: Custom design is very big compared to reference Nvidia design.
Price: AED 2,300
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.


For testing the MSI N680GTX Lightning the below testbed was used:

Due to the new motherboard and CPU as the basis of our testbed, I have retested the Nvidia GTX 680 alongside the N680GTX Lightning using the latest GeForce 304.48 beta drivers.

Benchmark Settings

Below are the details of how each benchmark was conducted with specific details of settings used. All of the below benchmarks were run at a resolution of 1920×1080.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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