Originally Posted by MrChunky
I think cards like 770 (depending on the manufacturer) target a certain temperature. I have a 780 which goes to 80C the moment you stress it and stabilises there.
Yep, 80c is the throttling point at stock for GPU Boost 2.0. The cards (no matter the manufacturer) can operate at that temperature fine, however it could be lower (for example, CaptainZombie here goes only to 59c at load, which is awesome!).
That allows better room for GPU Boost to work with, and if more overclocking is desired it should go without problems. In my case, being near 80c already doesn't helps me a lot in that area. So, I'm currently searching for a good fan to see if it helps my current setup (way too many options
), otherwise maybe I switch to an open-cooler GPU