MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB LIGHTNING X Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING X 11GB GDDR5X VR Ready Graphics Card, 3584 Core, 1544MHz GPU, 1657MHz Boost

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Product Overview MSI LIGHTNING X GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: Ultimate GeForce
The MSI LIGHTNING X GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti is NVIDIA’s new flagship gaming GPU, based on the NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. The latest addition to the ultimate gaming platform, this card is packed with extreme gaming horsepower, next-gen 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory, and a massive 11 GB frame buffer. #GameReady.

Lightning Series Graphics Cards
MSI LIGHTNING graphics cards are engineered for perfection. Using the best components and industry-leading design technologies, MSI LIGHTNING graphics cards have been at the top of the overclocking world for years. Advanced cooling, cutting edge features and a premium quality experience make it the best choice for those looking for top level performance.

Catch The Vibe with Amazing RGB Effects
Customize and set up your own colour scheme with RGB Mystic Light. Select any of the colours from the palette using your smartphone or the MSI Gaming App to match your system style. Bored of the same colours? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second!

Mystic Light Sync
Synchronize your Mystic Light colours and effects for your whole system and peripherals.

Personalize Your Lightning
Customize the look of your LIGHTNING to match your build using the included colour highlights.

Tri-Frozr Thermal Design
Using three of the award-winning TORX 2.0 Fans with Double Ball Bearings, the new LIGHTNING is once again the pinnacle of air cooling.

TORX 2.0 Fan: Teamwork for Greater Strength
The exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TRI-FROZR Thermal Design to achieve new levels of cool.

TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air fan pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.

• Dispersion Fan Blade: Has a steeper curved blade which accelerates the airflow, increasing its effectiveness.
• Traditional Fan Blade: Pushes down a steady airflow to the massive heatsink below.

Double Ball Bearings
Double Ball Bearings give the unique MSI TORX 2.0 Fans a strong and lasting core for years of smooth gaming. They also remain virtually silent while spinning under load, keeping your graphics card cool during intense and lengthy gaming sessions.

Airflow Control
Using advanced aerodynamics, Airflow Control Technology directs more air directly onto the heat pipes. The special deflectors on the heat sink enlarge the surface area, which means lower temperatures and better gaming.

Close Quarters Heat Pipe Cooling
Pipe down with heat pipes infused into the Close Quarters Heatsink and Backplate for greatly improved thermal performance.

Active Backplate Cooling
A thick heatpipe connects to the back of the PCB and runs almost the entire length of the backplate for additional heat dissipation.

Superpipe & Nickel Plated Copper Base
The massive heatsink with countless fins is connected through a number of 8MM thick Super Pipes with a Nickel Plated Copper Base at the heart of the thermal design.

Memory & MosFET Heatsink
Massive metal memory & MOSFET heatsink covers PCB from front to back. Additional Pins & Fins on the sink help keep MOSFETs cool.

Designed for Overclocking
Built from scratch and designed to deliver the highest stability when overclocking, the MSI Lightning PCBs are the envy of the industry. This generation uses 14 of the industries’ highest rated DrMOS power phases as part of new ground-breaking Enhanced Power Design, delivering plenty of punch for stable extreme overclocking. Incredibly well designed, it doesn't require any external modifications to reach world-record breaking performance.

Pure Digital PWM Control
Pure Digital PWM Control enables accurate control and monitoring of power delivery to specific key components. Fine-tune each area to find for maximum performance and stability during overclocking sessions.

Multiple Temp Monitor
Monitor temperature of GPU/Memory/VRM through Afterburner, separate thermometer or probes are unnecessary

Extreme Overclocking Tools
The Hardware Monitor shows you critical hardware information in real-time; temperature, usage, clock speed, and voltage.

Quadruple Overvoltage
Through MSI's unique design you can apply voltages to not only the GPU and Memory, but also an auxiliary voltage that is relevant to your card's extreme performance.

V-Check Points
V-Check points allow you to accurately measure the voltages of your graphics card as software will always show a small variance and this can be disastrous under wrong circumstances.

Military Class 4 Components
Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke and Dark CAP will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme OVERCLOCKING conditions.

DrMOS is the next-gen MOSFET which is used to deliver the power for the GPU. On the Lightning, we use the highest rated DrMOS available. The use of 60A DrMOS means that 16 power phases is more than enough for record-breaking performance. Because DrMOS is a 3-in-1 chip, it delivers much more power with less components needed.

Hi-c CAP
A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a GPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI Lightning are the most energy efficient in the market.

Super Ferrite Choke
Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35-degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

Solid Cap
With their aluminium core design, Dark CAP`s has been a staple in high-end design PCB designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

LN2 Mode Switch
The core ideology of Lightning is the ability to break world records, easily. With a single BIOS switch, your Lightning graphics card is ready for extreme performance, enabling you to unlock the limits of power, current and thermal. This simply means you can extract maximum performance out of your card without the risk of damaging it through soldering or other hard-mods.

For The Gamers
Lightning is built for extreme overclocking, however it’s perfectly suited for gaming as well. For the lucky few who are going to game with LIGHTNING, we’ve created a special edition of our MSI Gaming App which will detect your LIGHTNING graphics card. The OC mode will turn into Lightning Mode and by clicking it, you will gain an instant performance boost. That way you still get the best out of your LIGHTNING card while gaming.

MSI Afterburner is the world’s most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking utility which gives you full control of your graphics cards. It also provides an incredibly detailed overview of your hardware and comes with some additional features such as customizing fan profiles, benchmarking and video recording.

The Ultimate PC Gaming Platform: Get Game Ready with GeForce® GTX
GeForce GTX graphics cards are the most advanced ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and next-generation gaming experiences.

VR Ready
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.

The Latest Gaming Technologies
Pascal is built to meet the demands of next generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. It features NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies for extremely smooth gameplay and cinematic experiences. Plus, it includes revolutionary new 360-degree image capture.

Pascal-powered graphics cards give you superior performance and power efficiency, built using ultra-fast FinFET and supporting DirectX™ 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experiences. Features Tri-Frozr Thermal Design
Using three of the award-winning TORX 2.0 Fans with Double Ball Bearings, the new LIGHTNING is once again the pinnacle of air cooling.

Close Quarters Heat Pipe Cooling
Pipe down with heat pipes infused into the Close Quarters Heatsink and Backplate for greatly improved thermal performance.

Legendary OC Potential
MSI LIGHTNING cards are designed from the ground up for extreme overclocking and extreme performance.

Military Class 4 Components
• Certified to MIL-STD-810G standards for top stability and quality.
• Built with Hi-c CAP, Solid CAP, DrMOS and New SFC components.
Chipset GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Manufacturing process 16 nm
Microarchitecture Pascal
Cores 3584
Streams N/A
NVIDIA Tensor Cores  
Core Clock 1544 (1569 in Lightning Mode) MHz
Boost Clock 1657 (1683 in Lightning Mode) MHz
Memory Size 11GB
Memory Type GDDR5X
Memory Clock 11124 MHz
Memory Bus 352 Bit
Cooling Solution Tri Fan (3)
Cooler Design Tri Frozr with TORX 2.0 + RGB LED
Included/Fitted Backplate Yes
Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
  • 2 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x DVI-D DL
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0b
Maximum Digital Resolution 7680x4320 @ 60Hz
Maximum Analog (VGA) Resolution N/A
Max. Concurrent Displays 4 Displays
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi with High Bandwidth Bridge Support
GeForce GTX VR Ready Yes
Microsoft DirectX Support 12 API with Feature Level 12.1
HDCP Ready Yes
Width 2.5 Slot
Low Profile Compatible No
Low Profile Support N/A
Graphics Card TDP/Power 250W
Graphics Card Power Connectors 3 x 8-pin PCIe
Minimum Recommended PSU 750 W
Maximum GPU Temperature 91 °C
Dimensions 140 x 61 x 320 mm
Package Type Retail

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Date Issued: 10th Mar 2017

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