Temperature and Noise Comparison of Six GeForce GTX 770s
Considering the three GeForce GTX 770s covered in this review, we’ve tested as many as six different GTX 770 variants. And since we test them under the same conditions, we can easily compare their temperature and noise.
So, the following diagram shows the noise level of the cards in the automatic fan regulation mode and at the maximum speed of the fans and also shows the peak GPU temperature. The graphics cards are sorted in the order of ascending GPU temperature:
As in our GeForce GTX 780 tests, the product from Inno3D is superior to the others. This card has no rivals in temperature and noise. It is followed by the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX and MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning whose coolers are comparable in performance and noisiness. The Palit and Zotac we tested earlier are inferior to the leaders, yet still better than the reference GeForce GTX 770.
The following table shows the frequencies of the tested cards at their default settings and in overclocked mode. The highest numbers are red. The lowest are blue.
The Inno3D and MSI have the highest GPU overclocking results whereas the EVGA is the best in terms of memory overclocking. The Zotac has the lowest overclocking potential.
The next diagram shows the GPU temperature of the overclocked GeForce GTX 770s and their noise level in the automatic fan regulation mode.
The standings haven’t changed. The Inno3D is in the lead, followed by the lightning-fast MSI and the aesthetically pleasing EVGA. Next go the ordinary but fast cards from Palit and Zotac. The reference Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 worked at 75% fan speed, which explains its results.
We didn’t benchmark the gaming performance of the GeForce GTX 770s since we had done that a number of times already, with single cards as well as SLI configurations.