Our Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: The EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX performed very well throughout our entire battery of tests. The card’s factory overclocked GPU gave in an edge in performance over the reference GeForce GTX 770, and more often than not the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX pulled ahead of the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition as well. In terms of its power consumption, the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX cooling used only slightly more power than the reference card (which is to be expected since it’s clocked higher and has twice as many fans). Noise was not an issue at all and the card proved to be a good overclocker too.
What’s not to like about the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX cooling? The card offers excellent performance, it has a high-performing custom cooler that also happens to be very quiet, the card’s overclockable, and we think it looks cool too. If we had to nitpick, the fact that the GeForce GTX 770 is built around last year’s GPU technology is a bit off-putting. And we’d also like to see more aggressive pricing on the card (it’s currently selling for $419) considering the similarly priced Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition has a larger frame buffer and comes with a bunch of games. All things considered though, we really dig the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX cooling. It does everything a high-end graphics card should do and it’s backed by one of the more enthusiast-friendly companies in the business. If you’re shopping for a graphics card in the $400 price range, do yourself a favor and check this one out.