GALAXY Geforce GTX 780 Ti HOF V2 – H2O and LN2 review
|CPU||Intel Core i7 4790K|
|Motherboard||GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-OC Force|
|RAM||GEIL Evo Corsa 8GB DDR3-2133 CL10|
|Cooling||Noctua NH-D14 + 2 x Coolink SwiF 120P|
|HDD||Intel SSD 730 240GB|
|Case||HSPC Top Deck Station|
|Room temp||25 oC|
|OS||Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1|
|AMD Driver||Catalyst 14.4 WHQL|
|Nvidia Driver||Forceware 344.07 BETA
|CPU clock||4500 MHz|
|DDR clock||DDR3 2133|
In order to get the best performance from such a beast, we used a PCI-E 3.o platform, based on a Devil’s Canyon CPU. The Intel Core i7 4790K CPU was clocked at 4500MHz, being cool and cozy with 1.2v and a Noctua NH-D14 on top. We used a GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard and a dual-channel GEIL Evo Corsa 8GB DDR3-2133 CL10 memory kit set at DDR3 2133 9-11-9-28. The PSU is the nice and shiny Seasonic P1200 while the “case” was a HSPC Top Deck Station bench table.
The OS, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. was installed on a Intel SSD 730 240GB. Of course, we used the latest AMD driver at the time of the test (Catalyst 14.4 WHQL), and the latest NVIDIA driver available at the time of the testing (Forceware 344.07 BETA). We are using only original SO, benchmark and games, regularly updated.
We tested all graphic cards with our usual test resolutions (1920×1200 si 2560×1600), with two quality settings for each (8xAA and 2xAA), replacing them with 4xAA and NoAA when the game only offered this option. All details were set to maximum, as long as this meant that we were using identical settings for AMD and NVIDIA cards.