World records are usually made using Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) extreme setups but this time overclockers by the name ‘X800pro’ managed to overclock ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme Edition to 1.58 GHz on Core and 7.8 GHz on memory using water-cooling. They managed to score 4371 in 3DMark FireStrike Extreme preset and got in to the world record books.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme Edition Specifications
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme Edition graphics card is only limited to the Chinese market and its one of the most customized GTX 770 launched till date. It is based on a totally custom designed PCB featuring 12 phase VRM with high quality components such as tantalum capacitors and noise-free chokes. The GPU ships with massive overclocked clocks, 1150 MHz on core with 1202 MHz GPU Boost 2.0 and 7.20 GHz memory clock effectively. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme edition also comes with an OTP mode which is designed for LN2 overclocking and disables a few electrical protections on the GPU.
Another unique feature of ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme edition is its cooler. Inspired by race car designs, the silver metallic Gamer Force cooler with white and yellow accents features five 8 mm nickel plated copper heatpipes which transfer the heat to two large aluminium fin stacks, cooled by two large 92 mm fans.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme Edition 1.58 GHz World Record
‘X800pro’ used custom water-cooling equipment consisting of two large external all-in-one kits. The test bench consisted of Intel Core i7-4770K overclocked to 5 GHz, ASRock Z87 OC Formula motherboard and ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme edition graphics card. The overclockers managed to overclock the card to 1.58 GHz from the default frequency of 1202 MHz. The memory was also overclocked to 7.8 GHz, 8% increase over stock clock. These high clock speeds resulted in 3DMark FireStrike Extreme score of 4371, making it a world record.
‘X800pro’ overclockers claim that the true potential of ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme edition can only be seen with LN2 since the GPU is capable of achieving much higher clock speeds.