Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
you have a GOLDEN GPU
Well Golden... Not really I guess but it's well above average
Held the #1 spot on HWBot for a while with the previous owner.
I bought it from a local OCer after my 7970 died.
Before the voltmod it did ~1320Mhz boost gamestable, 1340Mhz bench. It helps, but not a whole lot. But then again, there's no risk in it in terms of hardware damage either. The gain is only 1.175v to 1.212v so difference isn't huge. If we could push 1.312v, now THAT would change the game...
Most you'll get is a busted BIOS so you need a IGP or second card to flash it again
I tried it with several 680's (I had 2 DC2O's and a Lightning) and I got the DC2O's to do quite a lot better on 1.212v really. Made +80Mhz and +90Mhz difference.
There's a unlocked BIOS thread on here somewhere. Have a look how much difference it made to those users
Point is deaf, you have FTW's. THey are MUCH better binned then the average 1050Mhz stock WF3x Gigabyte
But, if you hit 1350Mhz on 1.175v then I wouldn't be suprized to see 1400Mhz stable from them.