The GeForce GTX 770 Roundup: EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI Compared
4 October 2013
Conclusion: Bringing this roundup to a close, as we mused about in the beginning the fact that the GeForce GTX 770 and its GK104 GPU is already being pushed close to its limits at stock puts NVIDIA’s partners in an interesting position. There’s still room for differentiation, but with NVIDIA having already extracted most of the clockspeed headroom of GK104 along with the memory bandwidth needs at these performance levels, GTX 770 requires that partners do more than just factory...
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.
Pros: Great Performance, Nice and Quiet, Overclockable, 3-Year Warranty
Summary: Priced at $419.99 at the time of writing, the EVGA GTX 770 2GB SuperClocked ACX comes in $20 more expensive than roughly half of the GTX 770 offerings that are available at Newegg, which hit at the $399.99 price point that NVIDIA said we'd see these video cards start from. Saying that, it comes in $30 cheaper than offerings seen from other companies which come out of the box overclocked only slightly higher.
Summary: As you guys know, the GeForce GTX 770 is a GeForce GTX 680 in disguise, and that overall, makes this a far less interesting release for many of you. Bare in mind though, the GeForce GTX 680 has been a real powerhouse in performance and to date can keep up in the high-end range of dedicated graphics cards. The reality of course for those that have purchased a GeForce GTX 680 or even 580, there's no reason to upgrade whatsoever.
Excerpt: Fazit: Die EVGA Geforce GTX 770 Superclocked gehört zwar zu den teureren GTX-770-Varianten, überzeugt im Test aber mit serienmäßiger Übertaktung und gutem Kühlsystem. Für exzellente Spiele-Performance sorgt Nvidias potenter Grafikchip GK104. Deshalb legen wir die Top-Grafikkarte auch allen Spielern ans Herz, die preislich zumindest halbwegs auf dem Boden bleiben wollen.
Pros: Starke Gaming-Power, Gutes Kühlsystem, PhysX und 3D Vision, Verbrauch angemessen, ...
Cons: ... im Idle etwas zu hoch, Teurer als vergleichbare GTX-770-Modelle