Our good friends over at HardOCP has posted a review on the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z Video Card. Go check out what they had to say about it.
MSI is taking it the max with the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z video card, sporting the most robust cooling, the highest factory overclock, and even an unlocked Power Limit switchable BIOS mode, this video card has the potential for the highest overclocking possible out of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU on air.
We have now thoroughly evaluated the best air-cooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU based video card on our test bench. The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z is packed full of goodness, but it isn’t cheap. The suggested retail pricing is $849.99 from MSI, and currently it is available from Newegg at a slightly higher $869.99. Availability has been a sticking issue with this video card recently, as in, hard to find, and thus prices are inflated when available.
All that said, we achieved the highest overclock we’ve ever experienced on an air-cooled GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This overclock provided the highest performance we’ve experienced yet at 4K gaming resolution. Even without overclocking the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z video card offers faster performance than other factory overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video cards.