The MSI assembler has announced the launch of the new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X and Z series, a new range of high performance graphics cards that stands out for the quality of construction and details of RGB lighting that has included the company.
Both the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X and the Z version have the same basic features, the same finishes and the same quality of construction, which means that the only difference between them are the clock frequencies.
The first reaches the 1,569 MHz-1,683 MHz frequency in the GPU in “Lightning” mode and the 11,124 MHz in memory, while the Z version operates at 1,607 MHz-1,721 MHz in the GPU and 11,124 MHz in the memory under that the same way.
As we see the difference is limited to a few MHz and this is noted in the price since both graphics cards cost practically the same, 859 and 869 dollars respectively.
That extra they have added to the price if compared to the reference models is justified by the quality of construction of the card. As we can see in the image that individually illustrates each part of the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning MSI has chosen to mount two metal plates, one in the back area that also integrates LED lighting and another in the internal area of the PCB. This improves the solidity of the card and the cooling of it.
On it we have a huge aluminum radiator and three large fans, essential to keep temperatures under control. For power requires three 8-pin connectors, which means it is prepared to withstand a high level of overclocking.