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GALAXY Geforce GTX 780 Ti HOF V2 – H2O and LN2 review

Testbed

  
CPUIntel Core i7 4790K
MotherboardGIGABYTE GA-Z97X-OC Force
RAMGEIL Evo Corsa 8GB DDR3-2133 CL10
CoolingNoctua NH-D14 + 2 x Coolink SwiF 120P
HDDIntel SSD 730 240GB
PSUSeasonic P1200
CaseHSPC Top Deck Station
Room temp25 oC
OSWindows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
AMD DriverCatalyst 14.4 WHQL
Nvidia DriverForceware 344.07 BETA
CPU clock4500 MHz
DDR clockDDR3 2133
Timings9-11-9-28 1T

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.

Testbed

3 comments la: GALAXY Geforce GTX 780 Ti HOF V2 – H2O and LN2 review

    1. This is the last of the ‘Mohicans’… great review!

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    2. superuser1982 wrote on:

      Glod review as always! I wonder If i put a custom Air cooler(arctic cooler) the card will run 24h safe temp!

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    3. KLEAN_upguyZA wrote on:

      Yes you can run a air cooler… I have one it’s just silly thou… I got a generic air cooler from Galax with a waterblock…gpu works fine on either air I hit about 80 and water is sub 40 underload

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