To put our Nvidia GTX 780 to the test I used a beta version of EVGA precision that supports the new card. To test my overclock I used test number 2 on 3DMark 11 set to performance settings. I started by doing what most would do when overclocking. I cranked the fan up and pushed out power target and new temp target options all the way over. From there I started at 100 MHz then 200 MHz GPU Clock offsets and both passed my test. Next I went to 300MHz and my test failed right away. After rebooting everything I knew our best clock speed was somewhere in between 200-300MHz offset so I slowly turned down the clock until I was able to get it to pass. The end result was a GPU Clock Offset of +220 MHz and a GPU clock speed of 1215MHz total.

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overclock endresult

Once I figured out our max overclock without touching the overclock I tried to play with the voltage but it actually lowered my max overclock. This told me that my overclock was most likely limited by power or temperature limitations; I would need those limitations in the software to go higher. It’s nice to know that the GTX 780 has lots of room for overclocking though.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31027 23 May 2013 17:22
Todays the big launch day for the GTX 780
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thePoison. replied the topic: #31029 23 May 2013 18:46
and a huge hit on my wallet, excellent review Wes, very informational and the small section of the overclocking was impressive. Pretty stoked for the cards.
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Deb0 replied the topic: #31030 23 May 2013 18:47
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31031 23 May 2013 18:59
even those of you who aren't looking for a new card should read the "geforce experience" section

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