NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI

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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