The MSI assembler has officially launched the new MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z graphics card, a high performance solution that positions as the top of the range (with permission of the GTX TITAN Xp) within the general consumer market.
MSI has emphasized the care they have put in the construction of the card and taking a look at the components we see that they do not go bluff. The MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z has a 14 + 3-phase power supply system (GPU and memory) and is MIL-STD-810G certified military grade, which gives us an idea of its strength, reliability and its quality of construction.
At specification level, MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z is based on the trimmed GP102 kernel that we all know, which means that it adds 3,584 shaders, 224 textured units, 88 raster units, 352-bit buses and 11 GB GDDR5Xs running at 11,124 MHz. Its GPU can reach 1,607 MHz-1,721 MHz in normal and turbo mode by activating the “Lightning” profile.
Obviously they are modest numbers and those who buy this card will want to overclock to see how far they can get. Looking at the components and the dissipation system we can imagine that the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z should go up quite well, although we cannot foresee with certainty what your optimum ceiling will be.
As it could not be otherwise the card comes with a metal plate on the back and a RGB LED lighting system that gives it a touch of color.
We have no details on the price of MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, but if you plan to buy it, keep in mind that MSI recommends a 750W power supply and requires three additional 8-pin power connectors.