MSI Tease 7970 Lightning With Twin Frozr IV At CeBIT

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Spotted at CeBIT 2012 today, the MSI 7970 Lightning appears to be a brute of a card for AMD's 28nm Tahiti GPU




The news is just starting to trickle out of CeBIT 2012 which starts this week, and in early viewings Lab501.ro spotted some new graphics solutions from MSI. The cards are all based around AMD's 28nm GPU and range from the mainstream 7750 through to the 7970 for high-end gaming configurations.



One of the cards included in the display is an HD7970 Lightning, 'Lightning' typically being the moniker MSI utilises for somewhat over-engineer cards designed with voltage tweaking and extreme overclocking very much in mind. As with previous Lightning's, this version will be supplied with two 8-Pin PCIE power connections to supply the juice it needs for the highest clocks.

The card features a custom black PCB, backplate and VRM/RAM heatspreader, and is bolted to the latest iteration on MSI's high-end cooling solution - the Twin Frozr IV. Depending on just where the limitations lie in the HD7970 GPU, the card itself should have a substantial factory overclock and could be a monster overclocker for enthusiasts.



The second card of some significance is the HD7870 Hawk. The Hawk label has been used in the past to denote popular mid-range cards with high overclocking potential, coupled to both AMD and NVIDIA GPU product lines. To be the bang for your buck overclocking king in MSI's 28nm 7000-series lineup, the 7870 Hawk has some pretty big boots to fill.

Other cards, including Twin Frozr III editions of the 7950 and the 7850, round out the range for gamers with a variety of budgets seeking to squeeze out the most value from their products.

More news from MSI and AMD will no doubt come over the course of CeBIT.

Source+Image Credit: Lab501.ro

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#23722 Posted on: 05.03.2012 21:49:50
Wow... will sure be a complete beast.

I dont really like the design choice though... I hope they will ditch that colour aswell or it will be a one off edition or something.

The TF3 cooler is epic ther way its designed and looks amazing, sure change the actuall cooler config but why change something if it aint broke (the colour scheme/finish and looks). IMO TF3 looks wise is better than that, but it could grow on me


I want them to bring out another gold edition twin frozer card thats pure copper, then I would wet my pants

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#23725 Posted on: 05.03.2012 22:21:21
I can't say that I'm a fan of the colour scheme over the TFIII either, but that may be due to the yellow flare on the front of the card. Equally, a brushed metal effect tends to go with everything, whereas contrary to popular belief black can tend not to.

Taking a second look at the cooler on the Lightning and that thing is huge. Probably adds a couple of centimetres to the width of the card, it should look huge fitted in a case. Good call on the backplace/heatspreader too, cleans the back of the card up nicely and should provide some support to what's probably going to be a pretty heavy cooler.

I'd love to get my hands on one of these, or the 7870 Hawk, but they'll be out of my price range for a little while yet

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#23727 Posted on: 05.03.2012 22:48:53
Yeh its probably going to follow suit of the 6970 lighting and other lighting cards, you can see it is wider and extremely big, I just got the 7970 and its allot less heavy and smaller than my 6970L was, thats thing was absolutely huge.

And one thing I remember with that card is the back of it had lots of chips on and the card had lots more voltage regulators so it used to get very hot and I always wondered why it didnt come with a backplate.

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#23755 Posted on: 08.03.2012 02:55:07
personally i love the black and yellow

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#23757 Posted on: 08.03.2012 05:32:40
Either way I think its going to be a beast thats for sure!

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