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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI
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Date: May 30, 2013
Section:Graphics/Sound
Author: Marco Chiappetta
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Introduction and Specifications

It was just last week that NVIDIA launched the seriously potent GeForce GTX 780, which is essentially a scaled-back GeForce GTX Titan, at much more palatable—but still relatively high—price. NVIDIA is not quite done making news, however. As is typically the case when NVIDIA launches a graphics card in a new product family, derivatives that continue to flesh out the product stack are soon to follow. First came the GeForce GTX 780 and today marks the arrival of its little brother, the GeForce GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 770 looks much like the GTX 780 and Titan, but underneath its cooler assembly lies a different sort of animal, though it’s an animal many of you will likely be familiar with. Take a gander at the specification and glamour shots below and then we’ll fill in the rest of the juicy details on the pages ahead...


The GeForce GTX 770

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
Specifications & Features

Graphics Processing Clusters 4
Streaming Multiprocessors 8
CUDA Cores (single precision) 1536
CUDA Cores (double precision) --
Texture Units 128
ROP Units 32
Base Clock 1046 MHz
Boost Clock 1085 MHz
Memory Clock (Data rate) 7010 MHz
L2 Cache Size 512 KB
Total Video Memory 2048MB or 4096MB GDDR5
Memory Interface 256-bit
Total Memory Bandwidth 224.3 GB/s
Texture Filtering Rate (Bilinear) 133.9 GigaTexels/sec
Fabrication Process 28 nm
Transistor Count 3.54 Billion
Connectors

2 x Dual-Link DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort

Form Factor Dual Slot
Power Connectors One 8-pin and one 6-pin
Recommended Power Supply 600 Watts
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 230 Watts
Thermal Threshold 95°C
Currently Selling:   $399 on Amazon

If you’ve been on top of the GPU scene lately, many of the numbers on the chart above will be immediately recognizable. The CUDA core and transistor counts alone allude to the fact that the GeForce GTX 770 is built around NVIDIA’s GK104 GPU, the very same chip that powers the GeForce GTX 680, among some other cards.

Although the GeForce GTX 770 used the same power plant as the GeForce GTX 680, there are some significant differences between the two cards. First and foremost, all GeForce GTX 770s will ship with 7Gbps memory modules, which is the highest clocked GDDR5 memory we have seen. Peak memory bandwidth at that speed is 224.3GB/sec, or about 15% more memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 680. We should also point out that NVIDIA’s board partners will offer the GeForce GTX 770 in two configurations, one with 2GB and a higher end model with 4GB, for users targeting ultra HD resolutions.

GeForce GTX 770 also features the same GPU Boost 2.0 technology used in GeForce GTX TITAN and GTX 780, which gives users more advanced controls for overclocking, fan control, and hardware monitoring. The base clock speed of the GeForce GTX 770 reference board is also somewhat higher at 1046MHz, with typical Boost clock speeds is 1085MHz range. At those clocks, the card offers a peak texture filtering rate of 133.9 GTexels/s, up from 128.8 on the 680.

All of that adds up to a card with more features than the GeForce GTX 680, with a better cooling solution, and ultimately higher performance. Some parts of the GeForce GTX 770 are recycled from the 680, of course, but this is not a straight-up re-brand as we’re sure some folks are going to suggest today.

As a final point of referent, the GeForce GTX 770 reference board measures 10.5” in length and requires two-slots to accommodate its double-wide cooling solution, which happens to feature the same vapor chamber and fan design at the GTX Titan and 780. Display outputs on the card include two dual-link DVIs, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connector. One 8-pin PCIe power connector and one 6-pin PCIe power connector are required for operation.

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MSI and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770s

For the purposes of this article, in addition to a couple of reference boards, we got our hands on couple of retail-ready, factory overclocked GeForce GTX 770 cards as well. The products you see pictured below are the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning and the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 with Windforce 3X “Triangle Cool” cooling.



 
 
The MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning

First up, we present to you the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning Edition with “Unlocked Digital Power”. Although factory overclocked and fully custom, the oversized Twin Frozr cooler is the obvious star of the show here. The dual-slot Twin Frozr cooler sports high-density heatsinks, with dual cooling fans, and thick copper heatpipes that run from the cooler’s base up through the heatsink fins. We should also point out that the cooler’s base is made of pure copper and the entire assembly is nickel-plated. The Twin Frozr cooler has also been outfitted with custom “propeller blade” fans that reportedly push 20% more air than previous designs. In a move unique to MSI (at least as far as we have seen), the cooler features dust removal technology as well. The GeForce GTX 770 Lightning Edition’s fans will actually spin in the opposite direction (pulling air through up the heatsinks) for a few seconds upon boot to expel any dust that may have built up within the heatsink assembly. When the time is up, the fans will then spin in their normal direction, blowing air down onto the heatsinks.

The customizations on the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Power Edition don’t stop at the cooler. MSI has also overclocked the card, with 1150 MHz (base) and 1202 MHz (boost) clocks for the GPU. The memory runs at the same speed as reference models, however, at 1752 MHz (7010 MHz effective). The MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning also has a custom, all digital 12-phase PWM that can handle mode current than reference designs and it’s outfitted with MSI’s “Military Class” components, which is to say it has solid caps and super ferrite chokes installed. The “Unlocked” reference on the cards box refers to an on-board switch that removes all power protection from the BIOS to facilitate extreme overclocking. And we should also mention that the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning includes voltage check points and MSI’s GPU Reactor accessory on the back of the card, which is essentially an additional array of filters to further smooth power delivery to the GPU. Supplemental power is handled by dual 8-pin PCIe connectors and the outputs on the card consist of a pair of DVI outputs and single DP and HDMI outputs.

 
The MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning's GPU Reactor and Accessory Bundle

Bundled with the GeForce GTX 770 Lightning are a quick installation guide and user’s manual, dual 6-pin to 8-pin power adapters, a DVI to VGA adapter, an SLI bridge, leads for the card’s voltage check points and of course a driver / utility disc. Also available for the card is a copy of MSI’s Afterburner performance tuning and monitoring tool, which is available for download right from MSI’s website and allows for over-voltage adjustments and easy overclocking.
 

 
 
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 with Windforce 3X Cooler

This card’s GPU is overclocked, but the real attraction with Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 770 (model GV-N770OC-2GD) in our opinion is the card’s Windforce 3X “Triangle-Cool” cooler with 450W cooling capacity. Underneath a trio of oversized fans sits an array of aluminum heatsink fins, linked to a copper baseplate via multiple copper heat-pipes. The cooler’s triple fans blows air directly onto the heatsinks, where some is diverted into the case and some exhausted outside through the vents in the case bracket. The base of the cooler has a triangular shape that reportedly helps minimize turbulence and better direct the airflow over the various parts of the card. As you’ll see a little later, the Windforce cooler does an excellent job of keeping temperatures in check, and we found it to be nice and quiet too.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 with Windforce 3X cooler ships with its 2GB of memory clocked at the same 7010MHz (effective data rate) of reference cards, but with a base GPU clock of 1137 MHz and a Boost clock of 1189 MHz. Outputs on the card are the same as the reference version as well (dual DVIs, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DP), and Gigabyte’s offering requires the same 8-pin and 6-pin supplemental power connectors of stock GTX 770 cards. The underlying power array on Gigabyte’s card, however, using an 8-Phase design—reference cards have 5-phases.

We’re told Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 770 with Windforce 3X cooling will include all of the typical goodness Gigabyte is known for, as well as a copy of OC Guru II with support for GPU Boost 2.0, but unfortunately our card did not include the full retail bundle.
 

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Test System and Unigine Heaven v4.0

How We Configured Our Test Systems: We tested the graphics cards in this article on an Asus P9X79 Deluxe motherboard powered by a Core i7-3960X six-core processor and 16GB of G.SKILL DDR3-1866 RAM. The first thing we did when configuring the test system was enter the system UEFI and set all values to their "high performance" default settings and disable any integrated peripherals that wouldn't be put to use. The memory's X.M.P. profile was enabled to ensure better-than-stock performance and the hard drive was then formatted and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 was installed. When the installation was complete, we fully updated the OS and installed the latest DirectX redist along with all of the drivers, games, and benchmark tools necessary to complete our tests.

HotHardware's Test System
Intel Core i7 Powered

Hardware Used:
Intel Core i7-3960X
(3.3GHz, Six-Core)
Asus P9X79 Deluxe
(Intel X79 Express)

Radeon HD 7990
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition x 2
GeForce GTX 680 x 2
GeForce GTX 690
GeForce GTX Titan x 2
GeForce GTX 780 x 2
GeForce GTX 770 x 2
MSI and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770s

16GB GSKILL DDR3-1866
Western Digital Raptor 150GB
Integrated Audio
Integrated Network

Relevant Software:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
DirectX April 2011 Redist
AMD Catalyst v13.5B
NVIDIA GeForce Drivers v314.09/v320.14

Benchmarks Used:

Unigine Heaven v4
3DMark "Fire Strike"
Batman: Arkham City
Hitman: Absolution
Alien vs. Predator
Metro 2033
Sleeping Dogs
Crysis 3
FRAPS + FCAT

Unigine Heaven v4.0 Benchmark
Pseudo-DirectX 11 Gaming


Unigine Heaven v4.0

Unigine's Heaven Benchmark v4.0 is built around the Unigine game engine. Unigine is a cross-platform, real-time 3D engine, with support for DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11 and OpenGL. The Heaven benchmark--when run in DX11 mode--also makes comprehensive use of tessellation technology and advanced SSAO (screen-space ambient occlusion). It also features volumetric cumulonimbus clouds generated by a physically accurate algorithm and a dynamic sky with light scattering.

The reference GeForce GTX 770 and factory overclocked cards from Gigabyte and MSI performed exactly as expected in the Unigine Heaven benchmark. All three of the GTX 770 cards finished ahead of the GeForce GTX 680, and they outpaced the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition too. The highest clocked card--MSI's GeForce GTX Lightning--just barely edged past Gigabyte's offering, which itself outpaced the reference card by a few percentage points.
 

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3DMark Fire Strike Test

Futuremark 3DMark11
Synthetic DirectX Gaming


Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike

Fire Strike has two benchmark modes: Normal mode runs in 1920x1080, while Extreme mode targets 2560x1440. GPU target frame buffer utilization for normal mode is 1GB and the benchmark uses tessellation, ambient occlusion, volume illumination, and a medium-quality depth of field filter. The more taxing Extreme mode targets 1.5GB of frame buffer memory and increases detail levels across the board. Extreme mode is explicitly designed for CrossFire / SLI systems. GT 1 focuses on geometry and illumination, with over 100 shadow casting spot lights, 140 non-shadow casting point lights, and 3.9 million vertices calculated for tessellation per frame. Only 80 million pixels are processed per frame. GT2 emphasizes particles and GPU simulations. Tessellation volume is reduced to 2.6 million vertices, but the number of pixels processed per frame rises to 170 million.


Reference GeForce GTX 770 3DMark Fire Strike Details

The grouping in 3DMark Fire Strike looks very much like Unigine Heaven's on the previous page, with one exception. This time around, the Gigabyte card finished ever so slightly ahead of MSI's offering. Considering their specifications, this shouldn't happen, but keep in mind that GPU Boost 2.0 is dynamic and may result in higher peak clocks for short bursts due to more favorable environmental conditions, which is probably what happened here.

We should also point out that the GeForce GTX 770 SLI configurations showed good scaling, and finished right in between the Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire and GeForce GTX 780 SLI setups.
 

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Alien vs. Predator Performance

Alien vs. Predator
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance


Alien vs. Predator

The Alien vs. Predator benchmark makes use of the advanced Tessellation, screen space ambient occlusion, and high-quality shadow features available with DirectX 11. In addition to enabling all of the aforementioned DirectX 11-related features offered by this benchmark, we also switched on 4X anti-aliasing along with 16X anisotropic filtering to more heavily tax the graphics cards being tested.

The GeForce GTX 770 easily outpaces the GeForce GTX 680 in the Alien vs. Predator benchmark, but it trails all of the other card by a wide margin. The MSI card managed to nudge past Gigabyte's offering here, which it should considering it's clocked a bit higher, and SLI scaling looks good.


Single-GPU FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

There's nothing extraordinary to report with regard to single GPU frame times. The more expensive GeForce GTX 780 was clearly the fastest of the bunch, and all of the other cards were relatively tightly grouped.
 


SLI / CrossFire FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

Multi-GPU frametimes, however, were a different story. The CrossFire setup suffered from numerous runts and dropped frames and wildly inconsistent frametimes. Although difficult to see in the first plot, the GeForces clearly output frames at a much more consistent clip. 

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Metro 2033 Performance

Metro 2033
DirecX11 Gaming Performance


Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is your basic post-apocalyptic first person shooter game with a few rather unconventional twists. Unlike most FPS titles, there is no health meter to measure your level of ailment; rather, you’re left to deal with life, or lack thereof, more akin to the real world with blood spatter on your visor and your heart rate and respiration level as indicators. The game is loosely based on a novel by Russian Author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2003 boasts some of the best 3D visuals on the PC platform and includes a DX11 rendering mode that makes use of advanced depth of field effects and character model tessellation for increased realism. This title also supports NVIDIA PhysX technology for impressive in-game physics effects. We tested the game at resolutions of 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 with adaptive anti-aliasing and in-game image quality options set to their High Quality mode, with DOF effects disabled.

The GeForce GTX 770 cards finished well ahead of the GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 in the Metro 2033 benchmark, though we did hit a CPU limit with the SLI configurations at the lower resolution.



Single-GPU FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

All of the cards exhibited some frame time inconsistency here, but that is typical of this game. The GeForce GTX 780 led the way once again with the consistently lowest frametimes, with all three of the GeForce GTX 770 cards not too far behind.
 


SLI / CrossFire FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

All of the multi-GPU configurations behaved similarly in Metro 2033 as well, though the CrossFire setup had the more pronounced frame pacing problems.
 

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Batman: Arkham City Performance

Batman: Arkham City
DirectX Gaming Performance


Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City is a sequel to 2009’s Game of the Year-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum. This recently released sequel, however, lives up to and even surpasses the original in many ways. The story takes place 18 months after the original game. Quincy Sharp, the onetime administrator of Arkham Asylum, has become mayor and convinced Gotham to create "Arkham City" by walling off the worst, most crime-ridden areas of the city and turning the area into a giant open-air prison. The game has DirectX 9 and 11 rendering paths, with support for tessellation, multi-view soft shadows, and ambient occlusion. We tested in DX11 mode at various resolutions with all in-game graphical options set to their maximum values.

The GeForce GTX 770 cards were once again able to outrun the GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 according to our Batman Arkham City tests. And while CrossFire remains broken here, SLI scaling with the GeForces is excellent.



Single-GPU FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

There are no major issues with frame pacing in this game either--those huge spikes occur during a scene transition.
 


SLI / CrossFire FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

The same held true in the multi-GPU tests, though we should reiterate that CrossFire is broken in this game, hence the consistently lower frame rates across the board.
 

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Sleeping Dogs Performance

Sleeping Dogs
DX11 Gaming Performance


Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is an open-world game in which you play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside. In the game, you have to fight your way up in the organization and take part in various criminal activities without blowing your cover. We tested Sleeping Dogs at two resolutions, with all in-game graphical options set to their maximum values with FXAA enabled.

The GeForce GTX 770 cards put up higher frame rates than the GeForce GTX 680 in the Sleeping Dogs benchmark, but traded positions with the Radeon HD 7970 depending on the resolution. To be more specific, the reference GeForce GTX 770 trailed the Radeon HD 7970 at both resolutions, but the factory overclocked 770s from Gigabyte and MSI were able to pull ahead of the Radeon at 1920x1200 and finished just behind the Radeon at 2560x1600.



Single-GPU FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

Save for one major event with the Radeon HD 7970, there were no real issues with frametimes to report in this game with the single card configurations. The GeForce GTX 780 delivered the consistently lowest frame time / highest frame rates, followed by the GeForce GTX 770s and Radeon HD 7970, and finally the GTX 680.



SLI / CrossFire FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

The same hold true in the multi-GPU tests, though obviously the Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire configuration's frametimes are far more inconsistent than the SLI setup.
 

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Hitman: Absolution Performance

Hitman: Absolution
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance


Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted - and now hunted by the police - he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world. We tested the game at multiple resolutions, with all in-game options set to their maximum values and global illumination and 4X anti-aliasing enabled.

The new GeForce GTX 770 cards once again outrun the GeForce GTX 680 according to the Hitman Absolution benchmark, but they can't quite keep pace with the Radeon HD 7970. At the higher resolution, however, SLI appears to scale a bit better and the GeForce GTX 770 SLI setup is able to overtake the Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire setup.



Single-GPU FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

With the sole exception of one huge spike in the Radeon's frametimes, all of the single-GPU configurations perform well in this game and consistently deliver frames to the screen



SLI / CrossFire FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

The SLI configurations didn't suffer from any frame pacing issues either, but the same can't be said for the Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire setup. Frametimes were much more erratic with the CrossFire rig in this game.
 

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Crysis 3 Performance

Crysis 3
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance


Crysis 3

Crysis 3, which is powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3 technology, is the third installment in this popular franchise. Crysis 3 is the sequel to 2011’s Crysis 2 and follows Prophet as he returns to New York a few years after the events of Crysis 2. Like previous games in the franchise, Crysis 3 has impressive visuals that can tax even the most powerful PCs when cranked up to their maximum values. We tested this game at various resolutions with all in-game graphics options set to Very High, with 4X MSAA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled and motion blur set to high.

The new GeForce GTX 770 cards performed relatively well in our Crysis 3 tests, besting the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and GeForce GTX 680 at both resolutions. SLI scaling was also very good here.



Single-GPU FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

Save for a couple of events, there were no major issues with frametimes / frame pacing in Crysis 3 with the single-card configurations...


SLI / CrossFire FCAT Results - Click to Enlarge

The same can't be said about the dual-card configurations, however. In this game the Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire setup's frametimes were much more inconsistent.

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Overclocking the GeForce GTX 770

We also spent a little time overclocking the GeForce GTX 770 to see what kind of additional frequency headroom it had left under its hood. For these tests, we used the latest edition of EVGA's Precision X GPU tweaking utility, which is designed to work with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 700 series products.

Overclocking a Kepler-based GeForce GTX series graphics card requires a bit more tweaking then previous-gen products, due to all of the new options available and the complexities associated with GPU Boost 2.0. Sometimes, you’ll find that increasing a particular voltage or frequency may appear to function properly, when in fact performance decreases due to errors or throttling. You may also find that the actual GPU Boost clock may travel above or below the designated offset value when the power and/or temperature targets are also increased.


EVGA's Precision X Tweaking Utility Running On The GeForce GTX 770

We did a few things when experimenting with overclocked speeds on the GTX 770. First we tried the most basic option available--we simply changed the temperature target from the default 80'C and increased it to 90'C to see what kind of impact it would have on performance. Then, to push things much further, we increased the power and temperature targets to 109% and 94'C, respectively, and also increased the GPU and Memory clock offsets and ran a few tests. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we didn't overclock all three of the GeForce GTX 770 cards we had on hand, and focused solely on the reference model.

Overclocking The GeForce GTX 770
Tweakin' The GPU

Ultimately, we were able to take the GeForce GTX 770 up from its default GPU and memory clocks of 1046MHz (Base) / 1085MHz (Boost) and 1752MHz (memory, 7010MHz effective) to 1333MHz and 1805MHz (7220MHz effective). While we had the card overclocked, we re-ran a couple of benchmarks and saw some decent increases in performance.
 

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Power Consumption, Noise, Temps
Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a few final data points--namely, power consumption, temperatures, and noise. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored acoustics and tracked how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea of how much power each configuration used while idling and also while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the graphics cards alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

With specifications so similar to the GeForce GTX 680, it should come as no surprise that power consumption between the GeForce GTX 770 and GeForce GTX 680 is similar as well. Due to its higher GPU and memory clocks, the GeForce GTX 770 consumes slightly more power than the 680, bit the deltas separating the cards are relatively small.

The reference GeForce GTX 770's GPU temperatures fell in line with expectations. Due to the card's support for GPU Boost 2.0, load temps will peak at whatever value is set in the driver. The non-reference cards from Gigabyte and MSI, however, ran at much lower temperatures, and appeared to ignore the GPU Boost temperature target.

In terms of noise output, all of the GeForce GTX 770 cards were very quiet. Considering the fact that the reference cooler hand handle the heat output from a GeForce GTX Titan's GK110, cooling the GK104 on the 770 is no trouble at all.
 

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Our Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: Considering the similarities between the GeForce GTX 770 and GeForce GTX 680, it is no surprise that their performance characteristics are also very similar. Due to the GeForce GTX 770’s higher default GPU clocks and the use of significantly faster 7Gbps memory, the GeForce GTX 770 outperforms the GeForce GTX 680 across the board. The GeForce GTX 770’s higher clocks also allow it to overtake the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in a couple of instances whereas the GeForce GTX 680 could not. But the deltas separating the GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 680 aren't very big.


The GeForce GTX 770

Our thoughts on the GeForce GTX 770 are somewhat mixed. On one hand, the card is clearly faster than a GeForce GTX 680, the GeForce GTX 770 is outfitted with a quieter more efficient cooler, and it offers support for NVIDIA’s GPU Boost 2.0. On the other hand, the GeForce GTX 770 behaves much like a factory overclocked GeForce GTX 680 would. There are clear distinctions between reference models, and we’d obviously consider reference GeForce GTX 770 cards to be more attractive than reference GeForce GTX 680s in virtually every respect. The lines are somewhat blurry between the custom GeForce GTX 770 cards like those from MSI and Gigabyte, though. The differences between factory overclocked GeForce GTX 680s and GeForce GTX 770s are far more difficult to spot.

GeForce GTX 770 cards should be available immediately at a variety of price points. References models with 2GB of memory are expected to be priced at $399, with factory overclocked 2GB cards falling in the $410 - $450 price range. 4GB GeForce GTX 770 cards are expected to be priced about $50 higher than 2GB models, with similar increases for factory overclocked products. With GeForce GTX 680s currently selling for $400 or so and Radeon HD 7970 cards in the $370 - $440 range, NVIDIA is pricing the GeForce GTX 770 fairly well. We’d obviously prefer the GeForce GTX 770 to be even more affordable, of course, but as it stands today, the card is faster, quieter and cheaper than a GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970, so we won’t be complaining.

  • Good Performer
  • GPU Boost 2.0
  • Very Quiet
  • 7Gbps Memory
  • Same GPU As Last Year's GTX 680
  • Not Much Faster Than A GTX 680



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