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Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce OC 3 GB Review

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Thanks to Gigabyte's new cooler and good fan settings, the card never reaches 80°C, which unlocks additional performance at the cost of slightly increased noise levels.

GPU Temperature Comparison
Gigabyte GTX 78037°C72°C
NVIDIA GTX 78037°C81°C
NVIDIA GTX Titan30°C81°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
Desktop324 MHz162 MHz0.89 V
Multi-Monitor324 MHz162 MHz0.89 V
Blu-ray Playback324 MHz162 MHz0.89 V
3D Load954 - 1072 MHz1520 MHz1.030 - 1.160 V

The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism, which 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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