R7970 Lightning BE

Overview

 

 

 
 
Lightning Series Introduction
   
R7970 Lightning Features

 

 Key Features

  • Unlocked Digital Power

    - Unlocked BIOS: One click to unlock all protections for extreme overclocking
    - Digital PWM Controller: More stable and precise voltage by digital signal
    - Enhanced Power Design: 2X Power output for maximum OC potential 
  • GPU Reactor
    - An add-on device on the back of R7970 Lightning (Behind GPU) for the overclocking stability
    - Provide 88% higher power capacity and eliminate power noise (ripple)
  • Xtreme Thermal
    - Dust Removal technology on Twin Frozr IV keeps dust out for the best thermal condition
    - Dual Form-in-one Heatsinks provide better heat dissipation and strengthen the structure
  • Military Class III Components
    - Meet MIL-STD-810G standard to ensure the best stability and quality.
    - Adopt CopperMOS, Hi-c CAP, Golden SSC, and Dark Solid CAP


Video Output Function

  • Single-link DVI-I x 1
  • Single-link DVI-D x 1
  • Mini DisplayPort x 4 (version 1.2)

 
Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities

  • MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
    Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
  • MSI Graphics Card Driver
  • MSI StarOSD
    StarOSD can monitor system information, adjust monitor figuration, and overclock system.
  • MSI Dual Core Center
  • MSI Live
    MSI Live including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft® DirectX
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2008  60 days Trial
    -Blocks online identity theft by phishing Web sites
    -Detects and eliminates spyware
    -Removes viruses and Internet worms automatically
    -Protects against hackers

Product Accessories
 
 
         
MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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Unlocked Digital Power

- Unlocked BIOS: One click to unlock all protections for extreme overclocking
- Digital PWM Controller: More stable and precise voltage by digital signal
- Enhanced Power Design: 2X Power output for maximum OC potential
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GPU Reactor

GPU Reactor is the MSI exclusive design for the overclocking stability. An add-on device on the back of graphics cards provide 200% higher power capacity and eliminate power noise (ripple).
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Twin Frozr IV Xtream Thermal

- Propeller Blade: It provides more 20% airflow to enforce thermal.
- Dust Removal technology: Keeping dust out for optimal cooling performance and best thermal condition.
- Dual Form-in-one Heatsinks: Providing better heat dissipation and strengthen the structure.
This extreme thermal is the best choice for gamer and OCer.

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Military Class III Components

MSI Graphics Card are the only one of meeting MIL-STD-810G standard. We adopt top components like Copper MOS, Hi-c CAP, Golden SSC, and Dark Solid CAP to ensure the best stability and quality. It brings perfect quality and longest lifetime to you.
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3X3 OC Kits

- Triple Overvoltage: adjust the voltage of GPU, memory and PLL to unleash the potential of graphics card.
- Triple Temp Monitor: Monitoring and controlling GPU/Memory/PLL condition at the same time.
- Enhanced PWM Design: Providing higher overclocking capability and better stability in peak load.
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Gold-Plated Connector

MSI Lighting graphics cards adopts Gold-Plated Connector to provide better signal transmission and rust protection. It can maximize display connectivity and expand lifetime of your graphics card.
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Afterburner

Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
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Live Update 5

This is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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PCI Express Gen 3 Standard

This advanced manufacturing technology reduces operating temperatures and improves performance, and when combined with the latest connectivity standard it can also deliver a staggering 32GB/s of bandwidth with compatible CPUs and motherboards, this means an even better gaming experience for gamers
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AMD GCN Architecture

The Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture is a radically new approach to the design of a consumer GPU. Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, it is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Equipped with up to 32 compute units (2048 stream processors), each containing a scalar coprocessor, AMD's 28nm GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the processor.
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AMD EYEFINITY Technology

Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience. Enjoy an incredibly immersive HD gaming/computing experience with AMD Eyefinity Technology
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AMD APP ACCELEREATION Technology

AMD Radeon™ GPUs with AMD App Acceleration let you run multiple applications at the same time with remarkable speed and reliability. AMD App Acceleration can help reduce slowdowns and stuttering in intensive, media-rich applications. Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD APP Acceleration gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing. You can multitask more efficiently, and more confidently.

Brief Specifications

Graphics Engine ATI Radeon HD 7970
Interface PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 3072
Memory Interface 384 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 1070MHz Core (Boost Clock: 1150MHz)
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 6000
DVI Output Single-link DVI-I x 1, Single-link DVI-D x 1
Mini DisplayPort 4 (version 1.2)
VIVO(Video-in/out) Y
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600 (For mini DisplayPort Only )
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11
OpenGL Version Support 4.2
CrossFire Support Y
Card Dimension(mm) 305x135.5x40mm

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Silver award - Hardware.Info
Date: 2013-00
Title: Silver award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Netherlands

BIOS

Driver

Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Graphics Driver 9.00.100.2
Description
Version 9.00.100.2
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-10-15
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 193.1 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 9.012
Description
Version 9.012
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-10-15
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 265.09 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 9.002
Description
Version 9.002
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-12-17
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 259.9 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.982
Description
Version 8.982
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-09-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 174.89 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.982
Description
Version 8.982
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-09-03
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 172.21 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.98
Description
Version 8.98
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-08-13
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 193.37 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.98
Description
Version 8.98
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-08-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 214.31 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.921
Description ATI Graphics Drivers
Version 8.921
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-02-10
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 199.98 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.921
Description ATI Graphics Drivers
Version 8.921
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-02-10
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 156.47 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.921
Description ATI Graphics Drivers
Version 8.921
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-02-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 200.38 MB
Note For AMD latest driver, please click For 7750 only or For 7000 series

Utility

Win8.1 64,Win8.1 32,Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
MSI Afterburner
Description MSI's own "Afterburner" software is currently the most powerful graphics card overclocking software available. Aside from the basic frequency adjustment and system monitor, this software allows the user to adjust the voltage for the GPU. This important feature saves all the hassle of having to adjust the circuit board in order to provide a higher voltage to the GPU. Additionally, the software's automatic fan speed control has received a lot of praise from enthusiasts all over the world. With MSI's "Afterburner", the decision to run the fan quietly or for high-performance is in your hands!
Version 2.3.1
Type Utility Release Date 2013-06-07
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 21.93 MB
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