NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Graphics Card


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Following the release of the GTX 780 graphics card last week, NVIDIA have released the replacement for the GTX 670 card - the GTX 770. Reviews are coming in thick and fast already, here's a selection:

"NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 video card is built from the 28nm Kepler GK104 graphics processor, identical to the GTX 680 released back in March 2012. Featuring 1536 CUDA cores that are clocked to reach 1085 MHz using NVIDIA Boost 2.0 technology, GTX 770 also comes with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory that creates the world's fastest 1753 MHz graphics frame buffer. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests and compares the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 graphics card using several highly-demanding DX11 video games, such as Metro: Last Light, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3.

There are three platforms to enjoy video games: portable, console, and PC. While smartphone and tablet devices can play games, graphics rarely go beyond simple 2D. Gaming consoles take detail quality a few steps farther, but pale in comparison to the hyper-realistic gaming experience available to high-end PC graphics cards. While game developers might not consider PC gaming as lucrative as entertainment consoles, companies like NVIDIA use desktop graphics technology to set the benchmark for smaller more compact GPU designs that make it into notebooks, tablets, and smartphone devices."

- Benchmark Reviews

"First impressions are positive … MSI have really went to town on the cooling solution, adopting a dual 11-blade fan cooling system. The appearance is certainly attractive – the sporty red stripes and ‘Gaming G Series’ badge help lift the dark PCB and cooling shroud.

There are certainly no concerns in regards to performance. The MSI Twin Frozr GTX770 OC is significantly ahead of the GTX670 and it also outperformed the similarly priced Sapphire HD7970 3GB Boost OC Edition in most of the synthetic tests and held close to same performance level with the game titles we selected. Many of the game engines we tested do tend to favour AMD hardware.

Nvidia confirmed that the expected retail price of a reference style board will be £329.99 inc vat. The MSI Twin Frozr GTX770 OC will cost around £359.99 inc vat."

- Kit Guru

"Although the GeForce GTX 770 used the same power plant as the GeForce GTX 680, there are some significant differences between the two cards. First and foremost, all GeForce GTX 770s will ship with 7Gbps memory modules, which is the highest clocked GDDR5 memory we have seen. Peak memory bandwidth at that speed is 224.3GB/sec, or about 15% more memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 680. We should also point out that NVIDIA’s board partners will offer the GeForce GTX 770 in two configurations, one with 2GB and a higher end model with 4GB, for users targeting ulra HD resolutions.

GeForce GTX 770 also features the same GPU Boost 2.0 technology used in GeForce GTX TITAN and GTX 780, which gives users more advanced controls for overclocking, fan control, and hardware monitoring. The base clock speed of the GeForce GTX 770 reference board is also somewhat higher at 1046MHz, with typical Boost clock speeds is 1085MHz range. At those clocks, the card offers a peak texture filtering rate of 133.9 GTexels/s, up from 128.8 on the 680.

All of that adds up to a card with more features than the GeForce GTX 680, with a better cooling solution, and ultimately higher performance. Some parts of the GeForce GTX 770 are recycled from the 680, of course, but this is not a straight-up re-brand as we’re sure some folks are going to suggest today."

- Hot Hardware
 
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