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Gigabyte HD 7970 Super OC 3 GB Review

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Temperatures in idle are great, but under load the card runs a bit hotter than what I expected from a triple slot cooling design.

GPU Temperature Comparison
Gigabyte HD 7970 SOC46°C85°C
MSI HD 7970 Lightning39°C76°C
VTX3D HD 797039°C75°C
AMD HD 797045°C78°C
AMD HD 7970 GHz Ed.40°C83°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
Desktop300 MHz150 MHz0.85 V
Multi-Monitor500 MHz1375 MHz0.96 V
Blu-ray Playback500 MHz1375 MHz0.98 V
3D Load1080 MHz1375 MHz1.25 V

CCC Overdrive Limits
Core1296 MHz
Memory1650 MHz
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