MSI Preparing GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z Card 10th Anniversary Edition Graphics Card, Comes in Silver and Pink

May 28
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10 years, that’s how long the Lightning Z line has been out. The ultimate overclockers card from MSI. They always released one for the flagship card. This year it was the MSI RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z. We got our hands on it and we were lucky to review and that card was a monster.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z Special Edition At Computex, Pink and Silver Accents – Story Of The Lightning Z Line

Update: MSI has shown off their GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z 10th Anniversary Edition during Computex 2019 which would launch later in limited units and in silver or pink color schemes. The cards would feature higher clock speeds and special binned TU102 dies. They will cost slightly extra and would be available in a few weeks.

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From what I have heard, the next card in the series is the RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z 10th Anniversary Special Edition. The card will have a different look to it than the RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z and will ship with an OLED display that puts out real-time monitoring data of the card’s temperatures, clock-speeds, fan-speeds, voltages, memory utilization, or pretty much whatever you want it that can be toyed around within MSI’s utility tool.

The card’s cooler will also feature a more richly detailed RGB LED embellishment all around as the RGB LED’s did not look the best on the previous version. They also said that the design of the card would be designed more like a jewel  MSI may also touch up the card’s electricals, BIOS, and overclocking-headroom to rival one the best, the EVGA RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN. Like most companies, MSI will show the public this card at their booth at Computex 2019. This will be another showpiece as MSI’s booth as they already have a lot of stuff to display.

If we go back and think about it, there have been 14 different Lightning Z cards to date. We have tested the most recent three in the past which include the MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning and the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z. None of the cards have disappointed any person who was blessed enough to get one in their hands.

All of this started in 2007 with the development of the Twin Frozr project which was to find the best cooling solution. This has brought so much success being one of the best technologies for cooling still to this day. In 2009, MSI needed a new line to signify their commitment to the best possible performance. They wanted to supply the extreme overclockers a card to climb the leaderboards. A no-compromise card for the best of the best. Images of the newest edition which is the anniversary edition are down below.

That is the story of the Lightning Z line and how it came to be the ultimate card on the market. I am excited to see their newest addition at Computex. I have high hopes and I also hold MSI to a high standard to deliver this card.

Products mentioned in this post

GTX 1080
GTX 1080
USD 1418
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z
USD 4999
RTX 2080
RTX 2080
USD 689

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