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I've done extra test and got different results. The first time I played with the frequency, I always set the powertune limit to +20%. I left it at 0% for this session.

The fan was blowing @ 60% & I opened the window. Outside temperature is near zero and the computer is directly in front of it. Highest temp reading was 55C with stock cooler at 1120/1500.
I have not touched the voltage so this is stock. The highest reading is 1.158v in GPU-z.

I tested stability while playing (Assassin's creed 3), increasing the clock gradually. I crashed randomly at 1120MHz and I was fine during a good 20 mins at 1110MHz. I will assume 1110MHz is the highest stable frequency at stock volt for this game.
My ASIC reading is very low, 55.5%.

Is this meh, average or good?

I intend to test more game. Hitman absolution & Sleeping dogs are on my to do list tomorrow.
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If you can max clocks in Overdrive or get close to it with only stock volts which you did, that is a good result.
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If you can max clocks in Overdrive or get close to it with only stock volts which you did, that is a good result.

i concur that OC isnt to shabby at all. 1.1 is a pretty decent OC for these cards especially at stock volts.
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1.1 Ghz on stock voltage for a HD 7970 is very good . If you can keep core temps below 70c and VRM temps below 90c you can easily go for voltage tweaking.
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