GeForce GTX 770: Overview | 3DMark 11 – P Score| Specifcation (Specs) | Testing – Is it Good for Gaming? “$400″ – When reviewing new products from NVIDIA, which were born in the spring of 2013, calluses are slowly starting to appear on the tongue from the word “rebranding”. At first, new models of mobile graphics adapters contributed to this, now the turn has come to desktop solutions. Of course, this phenomenon for the video card market is not at all new, but still, when you hear the word “new”, you always expect something original. And now, a slight disappointment …
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Unboxing & Technology Overview
The GTX 770 from NVIDIA replaced the GTX 670 in the product stack, but actually has more in common with the previous flagship GTX 680 than with the 670!
video card GeForce GTX 770 without a share of embarrassment can be called reincarnation GTX 680. First, let’s pay attention to the technical characteristics of these two video cards.
GeForce GTX 770: Specification (Specs)
|GTX 770||GTX 680|
|Technological process||28 nm||28 nm|
|General Purpose Processors||1536||1536|
|GPU frequency||1046 MHz||1006 MHz|
|Texture Fill Rate||134||128,8|
|Memory frequency||1502 MHz||1502 MHz|
|Memory bus||265 pages||256 pages|
|Video memory||2048 MB GDDR5||2048 MB GDDR5|
|Number of transistors||3540 million||3540 million|
|Maximum power consumption||230 W||195 W|
Indeed, very similar models, and the GeForce GTX 770 is, in fact, an overclocked version of the GTX 680. We do not see much difference in synthetic tests either.
In the latest review on GTX 780 we have already mentioned the new high-quality cooling system that appeared in the model TITAN and used in the 780th model. An absolutely identical system is installed in the GTX 770 model. A two-slot massive aluminum alloy heatsink has an evaporation chamber at the base. Complements the design of an efficient, but very quiet fan. The manufacturer places particular emphasis on reducing noise in the cooling system. The fan in the GeForce GTX 770 is 4 dBA quieter than its predecessors, which is very noticeable subjectively.
Now let’s see the game tests:*
|Battlefield 3||Metro 2033||Crysis 3||Far Cry 3|
|GTX 770||89 fps||39 fps||35 fps||48 fps|
|GTX 680||82 fps||37 fps||32 fps||44 fps|
|GTX 670||75 fps||29 fps||29 fps||40 fps|
|GTX TITAN||107,8 fps||55 fps||42 fps||60 fps|
*Maximum possible quality at 1920×1080 resolution.
GeForce GTX 770 1440p Performance Review
Summing up, we can rightly say that in practical use, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 video card does not differ much from the GTX 680 model, even despite the increased GPU frequencies. If we compare the new product with its predecessor GTX 670, which, in fact, is being replaced by a new video adapter, here we see a very tangible difference in performance. And if you also pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommended price, which does not differ from the one that the GTX 670 had a year ago, namely $399, then we will see a quite worthy receiver.