Summary: Final Thoughts
Talking about the GeForce GTX 770, NVIDIA has gone ahead and made a better GeForce GTX 680 card that is faster and performs better. Just like any graphics card there are many options out there so why choose MSI’s GTX 770 Twin Frozr Gaming OC Edition card? Well MSI has packed this card with their Military Class 3 components, Twin Frozr IV cooling solution and they give you the option to run the card at three different clock speeds (Silent, Gaming & OC).
Pros: – Price, – Twin Frozr IV Cooler, – 3 different operating modes, – Military Class III components, – Great performance
Cons: – Not the largest factory overclock out there, – Operating modes different from what is listed on MSI’s website
Summary: Coming in at $449.99 at the time of writing, the MSI GTX 770 2GB Lightning is the most expensive 2GB version of the GTX 770. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, though, considering the amount of work that goes into creating the MSI Lightning models. Compared to other options, though, the next cheapest is $409.99 after rebate and comes in the form of the EVGA GTX 770 2GB SuperClocked with ACX cooling.
Summary: Coming in at $399.99 at the time of writing, the MSI GTX 770 2GB Twin Frozr OC falls in line with four other GTX 770 2GB video cards at the same price. From there we start to move up a little bit with the most expensive 2GB offering coming in at $449.99, which is the MSI GTX 770 2GB Lightning, the next video card that will be hitting our testbed.
Summary: The new gaming series graphics cards was obviously released to mix and match gaming series motherboards. And admittedly, there's nothing wrong with that. The GTX 770 gaming edition has great looks, is a sturdy build, has nice cooling and sure, offers great performance. Here again the fact remains that 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.
Excerpt: MSI has hit the GTX 770 scene and it has come out swinging with its GTX 770 gaming model card, which is looking to be not only an awesome performer but even an awesome value for enthusiasts gamers. MSI has hit the GTX 770 scene and it has come out swinging with its GTX 770 gaming model card, which is looking to be not only an awesome performer but even an awesome value for enthusiasts gamers.
Conclusion: MSI pone en el mercado una gráfica potente, de impecable funcionamiento y con mimbres suficientes para exprimirla con overclocking sin problemas de estabilidad. Sí, es cierto que e n realidad hablamos de una GTX 680 “tuneada” , pero también lo es que el fabricante asiático ha implementado mejoras suficientes como para justificar el precio de esta tarjeta.
Summary: NVIDIA har som bekendt valgt en helt anden strategi end AMD. Hvor AMD satser på lave priser og driveroptimeringer, så satser NVIDIA på styrke. Med GTX770 har de lavet en ny version af GTX680, med enkelte tilføjelser. Bl.a. højere clockhastighed og NVIDIA Boost 2.0. Men det er så også det. Kernen og alt andet, er identisk med GTX680. MSI har dog fået pustet godt med liv i GK104 chippen, og et fabriks OC på over 100 MHz, er ikke noget jeg ser hver dag.