Gigabyte GTX 770 WindForce OC 2 GB Review 1

Gigabyte GTX 770 WindForce OC 2 GB Review

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Gigabyte's WindForce cooler reduces temperatures a bit and is also quieter in gaming.

GPU Temperature Comparison
NVIDIA GTX 77035°C80°C
Gigabyte GTX 77034°C76°C
ASUS GTX 770 DC II29°C76°C
Palit GTX 770 JetStream31°C78°C
GTX 68045°C85°C
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
cooler design, and production variances. This table just serves to provide
a list of typical temperatures for similar cards determined during TPU review.

Clock Profiles

Modern graphics cards have several clock profiles that are selected to balance power draw and performance requirements.

The following table lists the clock settings for important performance scenarios and the GPU voltage that we measured. We performed the measurement on the pins of a coil or a capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.

GPU Voltage
Desktop135 MHz162 MHz0.85 V
Multi-Monitor135 MHz162 MHz0.85 V
Blu-ray Playback135 MHz162 MHz0.85 V
3D Load1136 - 1240 MHz1753 MHz1.080- 1.200V

The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism. It will dynamically adjust clock and voltage based on render load, temperature, and other factors.

For the graph below, we recorded all GPU clock and GPU voltage combinations of our 1920x1200 resolution benchmarking suite. The plotted points are transparent to allow them to add up to indicate more often used values. A light color means the clock/voltage combination is rarely used and a dark color means it's active a lot.

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