GTX 770 Review Round-Up

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The next product in the 7 series is here, so it’s time to see how this compares to the previous generation of cards from Nvidia. According to the specs the GTX 770 is more of a refresh utilizing the same core as the GTX 680.

Specifications

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As you can see the GTX 770 has the same number of CUDA cores as the GTX 680 (1536). However, the base clock is at 1046 and the boost clock is at 1085MHz, which is a minor OC compared to the GTX 680. The memory on the other hand is clocked much higher on the 770 at 7Gbps vs 6Gbps on the 680. Furthermore, the chart above suggests that there could be a 4GB model of the GTX 770 later on down the road. Fortunately, the price is decent. $400 makes the card priced slightly below a GTX 680, while performing a bit better than its predecessor.

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The new GTX  770 also comes with the same monitor overclocking feature that the other 7 series products can utilize with adaptive VSync.

Many PC gamers play with VSync enabled to avoid unsightly image tearing that occurs when the frame rate is higher than the monitor’’s refresh rate. Most monitors are locked to 60Hz, limiting the max VSync frame rate to 60 frames per second. Thing is, 60Hz is a hang-up from the olden days of cathode ray tube technology, but we stick with it, simply because.

Unhappy with this stall in technological advancement, our engineers looked inside today’’s LCD and LED-backlit screens and discovered that many support higher refresh rates. For that reason we’’ve developed Display Overclocking, which allows GeForce GTX 770 owners to quickly and easily overclock their refresh rates via the same third-party tools that control GPU Boost 2.0. And of course, Display Overclocking works with Adaptive VSync too, allowing games to be played at 80Hz or more on a “60Hz” screen, without tearing, and without the stuttering associated with normal VSync.

Reviews

Guru3d
HardOCP
Geforce
Techpowerup
Techspot.com
anandtech.com

Conclusion

The GTX 770 is a decent offering, which effectively allows the consumer to purchase a slightly better performing GTX 680 at a cheaper price point along with a different cooler, which the Titan uses. Unfortunately, this card is not utilizing a new architecture, but nevertheless it is still a decent performer. Overall, the 770 is an okay card that may be worthwhile for those wanting to upgrade from the 4 or 5 series, but if you already have a 6 series product you may want to just overclock your card and raise your fan speeds.