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Old 08-01-19, 10:22 AM
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MSI RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Pictured at CES

The Lightning is back, clad in Gold and Carbon.



Read more about MSI's RTX 2080 Ti Lighting.

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Old 08-01-19, 10:27 AM
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It's as if MSI hired Mansory to design a card for them.
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Old 08-01-19, 10:42 AM
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After Asus' Matrix 2080ti, I literally said meh at this card. So yesteryear, regular fin stack and a heatsink, heh.


Jokes aside, I think it will be amazing to see how the two fare against one another this time round. Traditional beefy air cooler at its best versus actually legitimate innovation.
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Old 08-01-19, 11:03 AM
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After Asus' Matrix 2080ti, I literally said meh at this card. So yesteryear, regular fin stack and a heatsink, heh.


Jokes aside, I think it will be amazing to see how the two fare against one another this time round. Traditional beefy air cooler at its best versus actually legitimate innovation.
I'd take this over the ASUS card any day. Sometimes you don't need to fix something that isn't broken. This "regular fin stack and heatsink" will still perform better than most gimmicky looking cards out there.

Just a shame they made it gold...
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Guess this will have to be paired with GSkill's Royal Ram
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Old 08-01-19, 11:54 AM
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Guess this will have to be paired with GSkill's Royal Ram
Along with Golden Cryorig R1, mandatory Adidas track suit and a thick gold-plated chain.
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Old 08-01-19, 02:40 PM
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So they have accented it in gold umm is this a style thing or to justifi the price
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Nasty IMO.

Forcing your customers into one colour is absolutely mind boggling, in this day and age. Black and grey. BLACK AND GREY, then let the LEDs do the talking. That way you alienate absolutely no one, and every one can make your stuff work in their build.
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Nasty IMO.

Forcing your customers into one colour is absolutely mind boggling, in this day and age. Black and grey. BLACK AND GREY, then let the LEDs do the talking. That way you alienate absolutely no one, and every one can make your stuff work in their build.
Asus were on the right track with their black cards and coloured "stickers" to add afterwards. You could even spray the recess where they should have gone, with any colour you wanted.

But they blew it now and went childish. Their matrix card to me, is just so terrible. I really do question the mentality of some people who like these tacky designs now.

But yeah, gold ... is just not good. Only build I have ever seen in gold was by Snef, and it was white and gold, not black.
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I've seen this thing in action (Nexus) and it's positively vile.

It's bad enough, then the RGB gets going and it's a real horror show.

I don't understand it (*well I do) their last Lightning was absolutely gorgeous. Black and white, and the white was RGB so you could make it any colour you wanted.

*they're obviously on the Titan RTX bandwagon, but seriously gold is almost impossible to work into any build.
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