GIGABYTE GTX 770 OC Windforce 3X Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅08-07-13

Product on Review: GV-N770OC-2GD
Manufacturer and Sponsor: GIGABYTE
Street Price: 329.99

We've seen a couple of variants of the GTX 770 so far. The reference design with the TITAN-esque cooler running at reference speeds and a customed version with a factory overclock. Today, we take a look at the GIGABYTE version which also includes a factory overclock and a tweaked version of the excellent Windforce 3x cooler.

We are now very familiar with the Windforce cooler and know exactly how well it performs; having tested it on a couple of older NVIDIA graphics cards. However, the true potential of the cooling capabilities could never be realised because up until the advent of GPU BOOST 2.0, temperatures had little part to play except of course for keeping the GPU cool. Now however, the cooler a GPU runs, the more potential there is for the card to 'boost' its overclock, at least until the temperature threshold is reached. This should mean the card we have in our hands (with 450W of cooling power) should give us a mouthwatering boost clockspeed on the core which is actually already overclocked from the factory to a blistering 1137MHz (1189MHz BOOST) from a reference speed of 1046MHz (1085MHz BOOST). 100MHz+ for free? Yes please!

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