Test Setup and Overclocking
We managed to overclock the processor to 4Ghz so as to remove any sort of cpu bottleneck. The Driver version used for all benchmarks is 314.22 WHQL.
|AMD Phenom II X4 960T overclocked at 4Ghz
|Asus M5A97 Pro
|Asus GTX650Ti DirectCU II TOP
|2x2GB Gskill Ripjawa-X 1333 MHz CL9
|Corsair GS600 80+ Bronze
|Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
|Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1
Now before we proceed to the overclocking part let me remind you that each card will overclock differently i.e the overclocking potential of each card will be different so you guys should take this overclocking result as a reference. The card has a factory overclock speed of 1033mhz on the core and 5400mhz on the memory,I managed to take it to 1200mhz on the core and 5600mhz on the memory,had to make minor changes to voltage to achieve it,the voltage was set to 1.150v. The fan speed was at 60% so as to keep temperatures under control,I could have gone even further with the overclock however decided to settle at 1200mhz core for a safe 24/7 overclock. This is a beast in terms of overclocking,it already comes with a good factory overclock and we even took it further. Reference GTX650Ti has a core clock of 925mhz and this sample reached 1200mhz,it’s a 275mhz overclock in total over a card clocked at reference speed,simply amazing result,hats off to Asus.
The card at stock speed with default fan setting never crossed 53c while it never crossed 57c when it was overclocked to 1200mhz core,5600mhz memory with 60% fan.This is an excellent thermal performance and we can assume how much efficient the DCU II cooler is.
Now lets proceed to some benchmarking results…