MSI R6970 Lightning
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MSI R6970 Lightning


Overall rating 8/10

The MSI R6970 Lightning is the company's flagship Radeon HD 6970 card and it boasts a host of high-end features such Military Class II components, Twin Frozr III custom cooler, and is also factory overclocked for better performance.


Performance:
8.5
Features:
9
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Loads of high-end components and features
Effective and quiet cooler
THE BAD
Underwhelming performance out of the box
Pricey

Product Specification

Core Code Cayman XT
GPU Transistor Count 2.64 billion
Manufacturing Process 40nm
Core Clock 940MHz
Stream Processors 1536
Stream Processor Clock 940MHz
Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) 96
Raster Operator units (ROP) 32
Memory Clock (DDR) 5500MHz
Memory Bus width 256-bit
PCI Express Interface PCIe ver 2.0 x16
Power Connectors 2 x 8-pin
Multi GPU Technology CrossFireX
DVI Outputs 2
HDMI Outputs 1
DisplayPort Outputs 2 (mini-DisplayPort)
HDCP Output Support Yes