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MSI R7970 Lightning Review

The mysterious blue orb reminds us of (Iron Man) Tony Stark's arc reactor embedded in his chest. MSI calls their contraption "GPU Reactor".

Covers off


This small PCB module purportedly helps overclockability with extra capacitors to increase current volume by 88% and reduce power supply noise by 13%


Backplate off 


Heatsink off – another black heatspreader prevents the card from warping and conducts heat from the memory chips/MOSFETs which will get toasty during heavy overclocking.

Lennard Seah
Why can't I have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads

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