EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling Review

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Coincident with the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 700 series of products, EVGA unveiled a new invention of its own: the ACX cooler. ACX is an acronym for "Active Cooling Extreme" and as the name suggests, it’s a cooling solution for high-end graphics cards. To date, we have looked at two ACX-equipped graphics cards, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX and GeForce GTX 760 SC ACX. We found both cards to be class-leading products and liked them very much. And so far, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX remains the fastest, single-GPU powered graphics card we have tested. It’s factory overclock allowed it to overtake a standard GeForce GTX Titan.

Today we’re going to take a look at yet another ACX-equipped graphics card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC ACX. As you probably know by now, the GeForce GTX 770 falls in between the GTX 780 and GTX 760 in NVIDIA’s current product stack. It is a more refined update to last years’ GeForce GTX 680, but with a few new features added and somewhat higher performance. The EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC ACX takes the GTX 770 up another couple of notches thanks to its more powerful cooler and higher factory clocks. The card’s full specifications and accessory bundle are below and we’ve got a full performance profile on the pages ahead...


EVGA's Custom GTX 770 with ACX Cooling

EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling
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 1111 MHz
Boost Clock 1163 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) 142.2 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 1 x 8-pin, 1 x 6-pin
Recommended Power Supply 600 Watts
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 230 Watts
Thermal Threshold 95°C
Currently Selling:  $419 at Amazon

We’ll dive in and take a close look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX cooling in just a bit. But before we do, we want to show you some of the goodies EVGA bundles with the card.

  

Included with the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX cooling, we found a rather cool “Game of Pwns” poster, some large “Enthusiast Built” decals, various documentation, a driver / utility CD, and a few adapters—a dual-6-pin to single 8-pin PCIe adapter, a dual-peripheral to 6-pin PCIe adapter, and a VGA-to-DVI adapter. Unfortunately, there were no games to speak off, but EVGA does include all of the essentials. And we should point out that the company gives away its excellent Precision X performance tuning tool for free.
 

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Goodness it'd be nice to have $400 in the budget for a graphics card. Someday...Someday...

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I've been saving up money for a new video card for a while now... I have $50 left to save up to get this card. I had already picked it out as my target before this article came out. It shouldn't be too long before it'll be mine!

(Replacing a GTX 285 which gets flakey and locks up my computer from time to time)

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Johnny3D:

I've been saving up money for a new video card for a while now... I have $50 left to save up to get this card. I had already picked it out as my target before this article came out. It shouldn't be too long before it'll be mine!

(Replacing a GTX 285 which gets flakey and locks up my computer from time to time)

Good luck with the 770. As far as the 285 goes you prob need to turn the fan on to 100%. Buddy of mine has an EVGA 285 and it kept overheating on him playing games like BF3 then figured out it was just a heat issue. When it hits over 80C it just would died a horrible death but figured out if he cranked the fan to 100% and drowned out the noise he was good heh

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can't afford for those GPU

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It has a good warranty and the performance is pretty good too.

Love to have a pair of them for a little SLI goodness,...........Smile

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Would be a good upgrade if i had the money!

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My friend just got a pair of those for a build and he loves them. Running a number of games at above 80 fps and crisis 3 at around 60 with dips down to 50 on max settings.

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This might just be my next card in about 3 months...got to get some cash saved up some how!

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The 700 series is good but now im curious what the AMD 9000 series is gonna be like. Finally caught up on stuff from the past month or so and saw the 9000 series might be released in October I think it said.

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Clixxer:
now im curious what the AMD 9000 series is gonna be like

Hasn't it been just like this for years of PC gaming? There is always something newer, better around the corner to whet our appitites for performance.

It's an evil plot to get all of our disposable income. (something I have less and less of as time goes by)

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