HD 6970 Lightning 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Deus Ex PC Game

  • Core: 940MHz
  • Memory: 2048MB 5500MHz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 1536
  • DirectX 11 Support
  • ATI CrossFireX Ready
  • ATI Eyefinity
  • ATI Stream
  • ATI Avivo HD
  • ATI HD3D Technology
  • 3 Year Warranty.

Stock Code: GX-141-MS

EAN: 4719072215675

MPN: R6970OC-2PM2D2GD5

Manufacturer: MSI


Product information: HD 6970 Lightning 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Deus Ex PC Game

MSI Lightning

These cards are specifically designed to handle the extreme overclocking which eager gamers and media outlets around the world have been waiting for. Industry-leading Power4 architecture and Twin Frozr III dual-fan cooling with innovative Propeller Blade technology brings together a solid power supply with advanced cooling technology. This results in huge boosts to overclocking potential and stability, enabling the air-cooled 6970 Lightning to break the 1GHz core clock barrier with ease. The Lightning series of graphic cards is designed to offer the ultimate in overclocking capabilities and is the superior choice for overclocking enthusiasts seeking to set new world records!

Key Features

power4Industry-leading Power4 Architecture for Overclocking Reliability
Inheriting the impressive Power4 architecture from previous Lightning cards along with improved components and design in four areas. The PWM module is twice as large as before and provides double the amount of current to the GPU. Memory has its own independent power supply using an 8-pin connector for minimum interference to greatly increase overclocking potential. The next-generation Proadlizer capacitor increases signal stability by leaps and bounds while CopperMOS, the industry's best MOSFET, provides the GPU with a large and stable power supply. Combined, these features provide ordinary users as well as extreme overclocking enthusiasts with a more stable operating environment and the best performance out there.

Twin Frozr III and Propeller Blade Technology Takes Cooling to the Next Level
The all new Twin Frozr III cooling design utilizes the innovative Propeller Blade technology to double the amount of airflow compared to conventional fans. The airflow also covers a large surface to remove heat quickly and effectively, and when you add in twin 9cm PWM fans, SuperPipe technology, and the Form-in-one heatsink, the result is GPU operating temperatures 26°C lower than the reference board when the 6970 Lightning are operating under full loads. Fan noise is also 11dB lower in addition to having much higher overclocking potential.

Overclocking Potential Unleashed with GPU/Memory/PLL Triple Overvoltage
The MSI 6970 Lightning graphic cards come with the latest version of MSI's exclusive Afterburner V2.1.0 overclocking utility. The utility not only adjusts GPU and memory clock but also manage the GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI) voltages to maximize overclocking potential. Thanks to Triple Overvoltage, the overclocking potential of 6970 Lightning is much higher than the reference board and offers enthusiasts ultimate performance.

King of Extreme Overclocking
For hardware enthusiasts, the MSI 6970 Lightning graphic cards come with exclusive extreme overclocking features. Apart from V-Check Points and V-Switch for monitoring and adjusting the GPU/Memory/PLL(VDDCI) voltages in real time, Dual Bios switches help to effectively prevent potential problems stemming from liquid nitrogen cooling. PWM Clock Tuner also helps to increase overclocking potential. All of these come together to make the 6970 Lightning the ultimate graphic cards for extreme overclocking

Military ClassCarefully Selected Materials
The MSI 6970 Lightning graphic cards use top-quality Military Class II components including All Solid Cap for overclocking and full-speed operation, SFC for 10% higher efficiency, and 30% increase in maximum current, as well as Hi-c Cap with Tantalum core which boasts 8 times the lifetime of conventional solid capacitors. These high-quality components not only increase the graphic cards' overall service life but also enhance GPU stability.

Kit Guru GoldvORTEZ Gold


Stream Processors - 1536 Units
Core Clock - 940 MHz
Memory Clock - 5500 MHz
Memory Size - 2048MB GDDR5
Memory Bus - 256 bits
Output - Mini DisplayPort*2 / HDMI / DVI*2
TDP - 269 W
Card Dimension - 310x127x40mm
Form Factor - ATX
DirectX 11 - Y
OpenGL 4.0 - Y
CrossFireX - Y
Eyefinity - Y
PowerPlay - Y

- World’s first 18 phase PWM on HD 6970.
- Independent Memory Power support.
- Copper MOS with 2x high current capacity.
- Proadlizer*4 to optimized power supply.
- Twin Frozr III Thermal Design with 26C cooler & 11dB quieter.
- Propeller Blade technology for 20% more airflow.
- Dual 9cm fans with dual 8mm SuperPipes for best heat dissipation.
- Form-in-one heatsink covers memory and modules to dissipate heat efficiency.
- Support voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/VDDCI
- Military Class II Components for longer product lifespan.
- LPL (Lightning Power Layer) for the stable power supply.
- Usage of the Micro/DIP switches on rear of card voids warranty - For extreme/expert overclockers ONLY!

- Now with Three Year Warranty
3 year warranty
- Supplied with FREE Deus-Ex PC Game (Subject to availability)

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been waiting for this card to drop in price since it was lauched over a year
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andrew 2012-12-14

msi 6970 lightning

been waiting for this card to drop in price since it was lauched over a year it is a absolute bargin at 199.99 for what you get in performance,on spec form this close to the newer 600 nvidia seris cards which cost nearly 2x as much..highly recommended card,also i recommend a certified 650w+ psu with bronze 80 plus as this requires a lot of power and check to make sure your case can fit this as it is fairly big in length i had to reroute my sata cables and remove 1 of my hdd bays just to put it in :) was really quick arrived in 24 hours..excellent service from overclockers 10/10

Nico 2012-04-06

Good Stuff

The performance of this card is great, I have two 21.5 inch monitors and it seems to handle running chrome, teamspeak, and SWTOR fine, I have however had to play with the settings, I took the graphics card cooler off aswell as it was running at 70degs C , I cleaned the stock paste of and put some of my own Heatsink paste on, now runs 10 Degs cooler. I think they are still tweaking the drivers on this so should have some of the issues ironed out in the next couple of months..

Ian 2012-01-04

Great Card

Really impressed with the performance of this card, however it is a good job I have a large case (Coolermaster HAF X) as this card is very long!

Runs very cool and is fairly quiet.

Very happy with my purchase.

Leon 2011-12-12


was deciding between this and a 580 went for this as it has more vram than a 580 and wow performance is fantastic plays battlefield 3 everything on full at 1080p with around 40 fps very impressive

Jack 2011-11-21

brilliant card

ordered the pny gtx 580 and was very disapointed in the performance so sent it back and got this a wow what a card i was always a nvidia user but im sticking with ati now this is way better quality in my opinion

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