System Overview & Testing Procedures
This is the system we will be using to test the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr Gaming OC Edition.
Processor: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: MSI GTX 770 Gaming OC
Memory: 16GB Kingston 10th Anniversary
Power: Cooler Master V850
Storage: 750GB SATA Drive
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II with 5 fans
As always we’re first going to verify our numbers and make sure we’re accurately reporting the performance specification of the card. Here’s a GPU-Z screenshot, listing all the information. The card is running with a slight overclock of of 1059 MHz core and 1111 MHz boost. The memory stays the same at 7010 MHz (effective) as reference cards.
For our tests we will be comparing the GTX 770 to a reference EVGA GTX 680. We will also be running the GTX 770 at the normal gaming mode and again on its OC mode. The speeds for each card are listed below.
EVGA GTX 680: 1006 MHz / 1058 MHz / 6000 MHz
MSI GTX 770 (Gaming): 1059 MHz / 1111 MHz / 7010 MHz
MSI GTX 770 (OC): 1114 MHz / 1166 MHz / 7010 MHz
When we cover graphics cards, we always run the same benchmarking suites and then a selection of the most popular and hardware intensive games available. I have separated our tests into 2 different sections (Benchmarks & Games) and you can see them listed below.
3DMark – Fire Strike
Alien vs Predator
Max Payne 3