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...
Excerpt: Coincident with the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 700 series of products, EVGA unveiled a new invention of its own: the ACX cooler. ACX is an acronym for "Active Cooling Extreme" and as the name suggests, it’s a cooling solution for high-end graphics cards. To date, we have looked at two ACX-equipped graphics cards, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX and GeForce GTX 760 SC ACX . We found both cards to be class-leading products and liked them very much.
Pros: Great Performance, Nice and Quiet, Overclockable, 3-Year Warranty
Excerpt: The EVGA GTX 770 2GB SuperClocked ACX has been sitting around for longer than I would've liked and that's annoyed me for two reasons. One, I don't really like samples sitting around for too long, but due to the video card arriving just before Computex and just before the Haswell launch, it unfortunately ended up taking a bit of a back seat. The second thing is that the card just looks so cool.
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