posted on Nov, 16 2013 @ 04:05 PM
Well I just got my new card today and have installed it and it is running beautifully.
The thing is a literal monster, both in size and in power. I just got done with BF4 on Ultra settings and never broke 60 degrees c.
And quiet. This thing has twice as many fans as my 7770 and a fraction of the noise output.
All-in-all I see nothing but massive performance gains, it's liberating.
Compared to the 7770 which idled at around 50-55 degrees C, this one idles at a mere 35, non-flux temp.
As of right now the GPU boost clock is set to 1.11 GHz, memory clock at 7.01 GHz. I'm fairly certain ASUS' version of the card overclocks itself
dynamically, as needed.
At the end of the day, I am impressed with this particular piece of hardware and Nvidia in general.
Very nice. I just dropped back in to see if your new card had arrived yet. I'm glad it all worked out for you. Like others have said, I suspect
that you may have got a dodgy HD7770. If you still have it, XFX are usually pretty great about returns, even when you've removed the cooling
assembly (I've returned one after having replaced thermal paste before), so it might be worth looking into if you want to on-sell the card or
The temps on that card look about right. I have an HD7970, and my temps are usually around 35 degrees idle, and about 70-75 under load.
I've had other cards that ran hotter - my HD4850 a while back ran at 45/90, my Geforce 7800 was about 45/80, and in my wife's PC, she has my old
HD6870, which runs like it wants to burn the house down most of the time...
Me, though? I'm a bit more picky these days. I want cooling and SILENCE :p
My HD7970 still has a stock cooler on it, and it's loud as all crap unless the fan is operating below 40%... so I modded the BIOS to change the fan
scaling (the controls in Catalyst didn't work for my card, go figure), and now I'm happy
have fun gaming!
Other than that - as long as you're happy with what you've got, who cares?
nVidia, AMD... both make great products, so it's not really that big of a deal.