NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI - HotHardware

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI

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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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Not certain that I'll be getting one of these two brands in particular, but I'm thinking that I will likely be getting a 770 when I have enough money saved up to get a new video card. Good review and lots of excellent information in there.

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I think im going to get the Asus version actually maybe evga.

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I would definitely save for the EVGA version. Plus, it's a lower price as it's predecessor (The GTX 670), and with a lot of improvements. Here's a comparison.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-770-vs-GeForce-GTX-670

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