MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 Reviewccokeman - August 1, 2013
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MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 Testing:
Temperature testing will be accomplished by loading the video card to 100% using Unigine's Heaven Benchmark Version 4.0, with MSI's Afterburner overclocking utility for temperature monitoring. I will be using a resolution of 1920x1200 using 8xAA and a five-run sequence to run the test, ensuring that the maximum thermal threshold is reached. The fan speed will be left in the control of the driver package and video card's BIOS for the stock load test, with the fan moved to 100% to see the best possible cooling scenario for the overclocked load test. The idle test will involve a 20-minute cool-down, with the fan speeds left on automatic in the stock speed testing and bumped up to 100% when running overclocked.
- Monitoring with MSI Afterburner
- Unigine Heaven 4.0 1920x1080 8x AA
- 5-run sequence
- 20-minute idle duration
- Temperature measured in degrees Celsius
MSI's Twin Frozr IV dual fan lower profile cooling solution does an excellent job of keeping temperatures in check. At stock (factory overclocked) speeds it delivers the lowest idle temperatures in the comparison field and is nine degrees cooler than the reference card under load. The factory cooling solution on the GTX 780 is fairly robust and is able to stay within a degree of the Twin Frozr IV solution when overclocked.