I'd go with the cooler running cards. I could go on forever about how this is going to be a kick ass card, but instead of that, let's dive headfirst into the review and take it slow. The sides of the packaging presents the features of the product in different languages. We recommend you to check with your local supplier for exact offers. It's still not the faster factory overclock out there, but it's big nonetheless. In terms of the former, there does appear to be a Bitspower waterblock in circulation but it isn't the easiest product to find.
Customize and set up your own color scheme with Mystic Light. If you really need to you can always splurge the extra dough saved from titans into a third 980ti. We will cover these attributes in more depth momentarily. The memory frequency is just slightly overclocked to 7. On the left side there is the fighter jet, characteristic of the Lightning line. Click to enlarge The first thing to note is that this card is gargantuan — it's a whopping 330mm long and 140mm tall, while the cooler is so large that this is effectively a triple slot card.
Peak: Represents the power consumption of the graphics card during a synthetic benchmark, in this case FurMark 1. These claims are hard to test — the proof of the design will be in how cool and quiet it is under load. The packaging has a suitcase style and is compartment-ed, thus offering extra protection for the Graphics Card. Not really sure which to go for I do like the fact the Lightning comes with a higher clock speed out of the box. Although we endeavor to present the most precise and comprehensive information at the time of publication, a small number of items may contain typography or photography errors. The active cooling is ensured by the three 90mm Torx fans, each fan using 14 blades with different shape and sizes. Visual representation of the products may not be perfectly accurate.
The backplate is there to ensure the video card does not bend over time, and keeps all of the rear-mounted components safe. Click to enlarge The meaty card is put together very well and is extremely solid and weighty, helped in no small part here by the thick metal backplate — an absolute necessity with a cooler this hefty. Fine-tune each area to find for maximum performance and stability during overclocking sessions. Make your build look on fire or cold as ice. On the left side there are printed the name of the Lightning series and its slogan.
The Graphics Card measures 33cm in length and 14cm in height. Funny thing about heat is that the hotter the card gets, the more heat it produces, making it run even hotter. That said, it is likely to ever be utilized either. . We must not forget that this graphics card is aimed at users who want extreme overclocking.
This means it can technically draw up to 450W in total — basically, power is never going to limit you if you're gunning for extreme overclocks. To deliver the best possible thermal performance, the new TriFrozr is equipped with three 90mm fans that cool the enormous fin grid array below it. This simply means you can extract maximum performance out of your card without the risk of damaging it through soldering or other hard-mods. You can look at how the video card is put together, and see that the heatsink really does take up a great amount of surface area, which is topped by the cooling system. This video card undoubtedly performs well in this area, however it will be difficult for us to utilize this feature in our evaluation.
Vulkan and the Vulkan logo are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc. The memory has also been given a very modest bump to 7. Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. If money really is no object, I would get the water cooled versions so you can keep even more heat down. Other product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
The Idle tests consists of the system left at the Desktop for 30 minutes, the power consumption is measured during the test. Click to enlarge One thing we can see is that as the fins are arranged vertically, most of the card's hot air will be pushed out through the top, back into your case, and the bottom, directly at your motherboard. This has 16 power phases which will provide the necessary voltage under extreme overclocking conditions. The easy interface gives access to the most detailed information about your graphics card and allows for tinkering with pretty much anything available on your graphics card. The noise level was measured at three different distances from the fans 10cm, 20cm, 30cm.
The Dispersion Fan Blade intakes more airflow to maximize air dissipation to heat-sink. The display outputs, including a trio of DisplayPort 1. It is fairly heavy thanks to the massive heatsink that spans the area of the card. You can also take a look at our , which was followed-up with a on June 15th of 2015. I'm not considering reference this time.