NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI

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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