Intel I7 3770K on MSI Z77-GD80 and MSI 7970 Lightning

Discussion in 'PC Hardware and Software' started by theBanik, Jul 24, 2012.

Share This Page

  1. theBanik

    theBanik RAID Rookie

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    56
    Reputation:
    743
    So here goes the first post in this section, :D.

    MSI had an Overclocking competition going on, mentioned here because of which started testing MSI motherboards alongwith MSI graphic cards, had a hectic few weeks where nothing seemed to be cooperating but still got some decent results. Shivam was a great support all this while and traveled daily to my place and even when I had lost energy kept on pushing me. Thanks a lot mavihs and I hope you learnt quite a bit about benching on LN2 and the issues that come up, [​IMG]. I sure did, :D

    Though next few weeks I would be benching again to better the 2D scores, [​IMG]. By the way just for the folks who might think I get stuff for free, only the motherboard are samples from MSI, everything else is bought with my own money, [​IMG]


    CPU : Intel IB i7 3770K capable of running 6589 Mhz on Liquid Nitrogen. Will be pushing it further in the coming weeks. I guess do not have to praise the CPU much, everyone knows Ivybridge is in a league of its own, [​IMG]
    Motherboard : MSI Z77A-GD80 - Awesome board, all the issues I had were related to the graphic card not playing nice but the board was amazingly stable and did not create any issues. Highly recommended. Infact we were running at - 180C constantly for the superpi and pifast runs.
    GPU : MSI HD7970 Lightning - Star of the show, very strong graphic card, though the clocks we were trying to achieve was quite high, and the AMD drivers are really horrible I say. Was able to run it at 1600/1790 Mhz on LN2 at around -90C to -130C.
    PSU : CORSAIR AX1200 - Not an expert on PSU's, all I can do is put them on their knees to see how much further they can go. Have not budged yet this PSU, [​IMG]
    RAM : Transcend Axeram 2400Mhz : Was running these considerably cheap ram kit at 2600Mhz on its stock timing of 10-12-10, cannot ask more from them.
    SSD : 2 x Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD CoolerMaster Benchtable - An inseparable part of my bench sessions, [​IMG]
    CoolerMaster Quick Fire Mechanical Keyboard - Small and a very function Mechanical Keyboard, [​IMG]. Love it
    Razer Naga

    Now lets get on with the results.

    For the lazy geeks, who would not like to scroll down, here is a summary of the session :


    1) 3D Mark 11 : 14593 Marks, ranked #39 in the World globally2) Wprime : 3.765s, ranked #54 Globally
    3) Superpi : 5.601s : CPU@6589Mhz
    4) Pifast : 11.22s : CPU@6481Mhz,


    1) First up 3D Mark 11 : 14593 Marks, ranked #39 in the World globally
    [​IMG]


    2) Next up Wprime : 3.765s, ranked #54 Globally
    [​IMG]



    3) And now we are below 6 second, Superpi : 5.601s : CPU@6589Mhz
    [​IMG]

    4) And last Pifast : 11.22s : CPU@6481Mhz,
    [​IMG]


    And just for tradition sake a few frosty pics.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Bear with me just for a shortwhile more while I thank all the companies who support/have supported me which makes me keep going further.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Latest Given Reputation Points:
    MOZ: 100 Points (Great result) Jul 24, 2012
    harryneopotter: 72 Points (keep making me proud :D) Jul 24, 2012
    initpidzero: 64 Points (The most deserving article sire.) Jul 24, 2012
    WingZero, dbg, ManISinJpr and 4 others like this.
  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,362
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Reputation:
    4,403
    Great results for what you had at hand. I'm sure the top scores had a lot more provided to them for testing and overclocking.

    mavihs, post here so I can rep you.
     
  3. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

    Messages:
    1,404
    Likes Received:
    488
    Reputation:
    1,326
    Lovely work Banik !!
     
  4. mavihs

    mavihs RAID Rookie

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    108
    Reputation:
    166
    nice!!!
     
    Latest Given Reputation Points:
    MOZ: 50 Points (Good Boy!) Jul 24, 2012

Share This Page