Originally Posted by PP Mguire
Uh, the card doesn't get a boost just because it's paired with the board. Not sure where you got that info from. Each Geforce 700 series card has GPU Boost 2.0 which runs by itself regardless of the rest of your setup.
Seriously, it would be quite dumb to pass up a 550 dollar 780ti over matching colors. Even my friend is like wtf, cause he just dropped 1400 on brand new 780ti cards lol.
VGA Boost increases the power limitations for MSI GAMING graphics cards when inserted in an MSI GAMING motherboard. It simply upgrades your Power Tuning and current limits allowing your graphics to boost to higher clock speeds when your gaming graphics get more intense and sustain maximum performance for a longer time.
This is all supported because of the power design for the PCI Express slots and the build quality of MSI Graphics cards. Now, matching MSI gaming hardware not only gives your game PC some fiery red dragon looks, your PC gaming experience will benefit from a safe and powerful boost in graphics.
Maybe a gimmick, maybe not.
But yes I am seeing that perhaps, indeed, it would be foolish to pass up a 700 flagship card for 500, or even 550.00. I don't think the guy really understands what he has (I'm not saying anything to him lol), he's just like "I only play league of legends, my brother got me this card for Xmas and it's just too much card. So I want to sell it and buy a 660 and have some money left over. Win-win"
You bet dude. You win and I win.
I can't believe he hasn't looked on eBay and seen that they are 700+. He said he didn't see it on newegg, but it's there. Shhhhhh.