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Old 25-02-15, 11:15 PM
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Crossfire HD7770 Overclock Results

I have been messing around with my Asus HD7770s and they are already stock overclocked but I tried to see if I could get even more out of them.

Iv had these cards for quite some time, well ever since I first built my rig. They have held up pretty damn well I can run most current games on High or Ultra graphics. Due to the fact that the combined power of them I get the equivalent of a semi newer card (ex. R9 270).

The big question is, should I sell my two cards and get something that is newer and possibly faster or just stick with these until the time comes where I am required to get a new one.
Since these cards or so outdated id be surprised if anyone had the same cards as me but here are my results of overclocking and pushing these cards. (If you have these cards and have done some testing feel free to share your results!)


1200MHz core\1214MHz memory\+1260mV @ 58-65 degrees game stable on stock bios with my pair of AMD Asus HD7770 Gaming GPU's cooled with stock cooling fans.


These are my benchmark Overclock results:

FurMark 1080p


Asus GPU Tweak


GPU-Z



These are the stock benchmark results (for comparison):

FurMark 1080p


Asus GPU Tweak


GPU-Z

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Old 26-02-15, 07:59 AM
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Very good thermal performance. Not a bad OC either

I'd personally get a bigger single card every time though. I'm never a fan of Crossfire/SLI. A 290 or 970 would be an excellent upgrade.
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Old 26-02-15, 06:00 PM
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Very good thermal performance. Not a bad OC either

I'd personally get a bigger single card every time though. I'm never a fan of Crossfire/SLI. A 290 or 970 would be an excellent upgrade.
Thanks! I'm really happy with these cards overall they were a great card to get for a first time build!
Iv been looking at few R9 290s but I'm just not sure which is the best one for overclocking.
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Old 26-02-15, 06:06 PM
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Thanks! I'm really happy with these cards overall they were a great card to get for a first time build!
Iv been looking at few R9 290s but I'm just not sure which is the best one for overclocking.
Well if it was me, rumor has it end of march AMD are going to be shedding some light on the new R300 series of cards. Might be a good idea to wait if you want all the newest tech/features.

But if you want to upgrade now, 290s are awesome. If possible mine as well get a 290x. Seeing as you live in the US 290/290x cards literally only have a $10 price difference. The best cards you can get are MSI Lightning(best 290x bar none), Sapphire Tri-X/Vapor-X, XFX DD, and another notable card would be Powercolor PCS+(great thermals but little louder than others from what i heard).
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Old 26-02-15, 08:05 PM
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Powercolor PCS+(great thermals but little louder than others from what i heard).
Yeah its great. The reason its so loud is because its got a incredibly aggressive fan curve. Also some cards can't do the clocks they come with (the highest you can buy from the factory). Apart from that its excellent value.
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Old 26-02-15, 08:14 PM
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Yeah its great. The reason its so loud is because its got a incredibly aggressive fan curve. Also some cards can't do the clocks they come with (the highest you can buy from the factory). Apart from that its excellent value.
So what you are saying is that the fan goes from whispering to the sound generated by a tanker engine.
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Old 26-02-15, 08:28 PM
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Yeah its great. The reason its so loud is because its got a incredibly aggressive fan curve. Also some cards can't do the clocks they come with (the highest you can buy from the factory). Apart from that its excellent value.
Well that would indeed explain it!

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So what you are saying is that the fan goes from whispering to the sound generated by a tanker engine.
Well its not that loud. Just in comparison of the others ones i mentioned its the loudest. You can always change the fan profile and set the curve to something you are more comfortable with. Its easy to do and really takes just a few seconds or some experimenting around to see what you prefer. Probably take you longer to download/install the software to do so than to change the curve.
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Old 26-02-15, 08:33 PM
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Well that would indeed explain it!



Well its not that loud. Just in comparison of the others ones i mentioned its the loudest. You can always change the fan profile and set the curve to something you are more comfortable with. Its easy to do and really takes just a few seconds or some experimenting around to see what you prefer. Probably take you longer to download/install the software to do so than to change the curve.
What about Gigabyte cards? I built a rig for a friend and I put a Gigabyte R9 290 in it and he seems to like it quite a bit so far and he hasnt complained to me...yet. But he doesnt know much about overclocking and other such things I will probably plan on doing if I get one.
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Old 26-02-15, 08:37 PM
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What about Gigabyte cards? I built a rig for a friend and I put a Gigabyte R9 290 in it and he seems to like it quite a bit so far and he hasnt complained to me...yet. But he doesnt know much about overclocking and other such things I will probably plan on doing if I get one.
Well i'll be honest, Gigabyte to me for AMD cards haven't done so well. If you look at any of the online retailers that sell them they are all riddled with RMA/Dead reviews. They did well in press reviews regarding temps and noise but not the best. More of a middle of the pack really. If your friend loves his and its doing great then by all means go for it. I just wouldn't consider it the best you can get.
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Well i'll be honest, Gigabyte to me for AMD cards haven't done so well. If you look at any of the online retailers that sell them they are all riddled with RMA/Dead reviews. They did well in press reviews regarding temps and noise but not the best. More of a middle of the pack really. If your friend loves his and its doing great then by all means go for it. I just wouldn't consider it the best you can get.
Yeah and I would like to get the best I can get so I will have to think about it. The issue I seem to have is the programs and tools that some of these cards come with, like the cards I have now I use Asus GPU Tweak, the program is pretty well rounded in my opinion. I'm just wondering how the MSI program is overall.
Another thing is: Can the card be liquid cooled and does it have a compatible waterblock because I hope in the coming months to get my loop all set up and running.
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