Wednesday, May 29th 2013

GeForce GTX 770 Specifications Leaked, Could Surprise with Pricing

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 could end up being the product we expected it to be specifications-wise, but could surprise with pricing, according to retailers in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics shopping district. On paper, the GTX 770 is virtually identical to the GeForce GTX 680, albeit with higher core clocks, and a record memory frequency. The chip features 1046 MHz core, 1085 MHz of GPU Boost, and a staggering 7.00 GHz (1750 MHz actual) memory.

If true, the GTX 770 should be the highest-clocked GPU ever built. These clocks bolster the same 14-month old GK104 silicon we're all too familiar with. To support these clocks, the card draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors, and features a rated TDP of 230W. The card features a cooling solution identical to the GeForce GTX 780 and GTX TITAN, which should make it an attractive buy. The part that intrigued us the most is that retailers expect it to sell for 40,000¥, which should roughly convert to US $390~400. At this price, the GTX 770 should wreak havoc among AMD's ranks, and even make GTX 680 and GTX 670 much cheaper.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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44 Comments on GeForce GTX 770 Specifications Leaked, Could Surprise with Pricing

#1
Fluffmeister
the54thvoid said:
And all of this because AMD released their 7970 with conservative clocks way back in what, Dec 2011? and priced it on release at over $500.

If:

A) AMD had released a higher clocked 7970 with better release drivers the 680 would not have beaten it which means;
B) Nvidia would have sold a lower priced GTX 680 (which I think JSH would have despised the thought of) or;
B part 2) Nvidia would have released a very crippled GK100 and sold it at a high price anyway.

This all boils down to historical pricing and the piss poor fact is AMD caused an upset when thy released the 7970 at >$500 and the greedy engineering inept* Nvidia took full advantage of it.

*I say inept because they tend to get their shrinks done way after AMD and always tend to lop of cores to make it work. It takes a full year to get GK100 to market in the GK110 guise.

Pfft.

AMD can either control this situation or exacerbate it with the HD8xxx release.
Exactly, AMD left the door WIDE OPEN for nVidia and they didn't need an invite to take advantage.

Couple that with the fact their drivers clearly weren't up to speed at launch...

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/03/04/2012_amd_nvidia_driver_performance_summary_review/#.UaYywdKmj6h

...all results in nV's mid-range chip competing just dandy thanks very much. People were quick to forget the 680 also launch a bit cheaper too.
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#3
douglatins
a 680 is already in that price, and lower if used, so no point getting 770, only the 780s
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#5
Casecutter
HumanSmoke said:
There probably isn't that great a performance gap between the 780 and 770 to warrant another SKU
If they let this GTX770 have 5-8% more than the GTX680, that still has another approximately 15% to raise to a GTX780. To me it sounds like there almost has to be something like a GTX780 SE in the future.

the54thvoid said:
If:
While all this talk of who priced whom out first and the series of events that went down now a year and a half a ago is a tangled mess. There was plenty of blame, failure, and money gabbing antics to go around, while don't forget much of it hinged on TSMC and their problems and price increase on the 28Nm fabs. If it had been all that simple... but it wasn't.
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#6
Xzibit
Fluffmeister said:
...all results in nV's mid-range chip competing just dandy thanks very much. People were quick to forget the 680 also launch a bit cheaper too.
It also was release 3 months after in a lower memory variant. $499 with 2GB. Hard press to find a 4gb variant under $520 a year later.

Aslong as people are willing to pay high prices they arent going to be coming down anytime soon.

I bought a 7970 in late July 2012 for $369.99. Prices havent changed much.
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#7
Delta6326
I think the 770 will be about 12% behind the 780, should be a killer card for people like me.
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#8
HumanSmoke
Casecutter said:
Get logical!
If you look at Newegg and see the number of SKU's (28 listed) and if you run their pricing that ranges before rebates from $420 up to $590 for a EVGA Classified 4GB. So throw out the low/high and the price averages out to $504!
Put some batteries in that calculator. 2GB (and the GTX 770 will be 2GB in reference trim) GTX 680's range from $420-500. Seventeen SKU's. Average price after MIR $448...which IMO will likely be the 770's MSRP (reference design)
Xzibit said:
I bought a 7970 in late July 2012 for $369.99. Prices havent changed much.
Average price on Newegg $410 ($404 for non-GHz Edition SKUs only)
Crap Daddy said:
Here it is, Direct CU II:
Giá»›i thiệu ASUS GTX 770 Direct CU II Phiên bá...
Gotta love the size of that packaging. Makes for a $US80 shipping charge from the US for me with any DC2 card- at least EVGA keep the depth of the box down to a reasonable level ( ~$US48 priority shipping by comparison)
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#9
OneCool
Id say the price was off.It will release at $500-550 US.
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#10
Xzibit
HumanSmoke said:
Put some batteries in that calculator. 2GB (and the GTX 770 will be 2GB in reference trim) GTX 680's range from $420-500. Seventeen SKU's. Average price after MIR $448...which IMO will likely be the 770's MSRP (reference design)
The average price of a GTX 680 2GB variant is $482 out of 19 using MIR pricing.

Sparkle being the lowest at $419.99 and EVGA the highest $599.99

Even if you take out the two most expensive GTX 680 2GB average is $473

Not off by much $25-34 dollars


TechPowerUp GPU Database pricing for the GTX 770 is $549
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#11
ensabrenoir
Nvidia aint stupid.....ride the wave....rake in the profit. Amd simply undervalues their product which would be fine if they sold a ton of it. To us it might not be worth it...... but many think otherwise,
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#12
HumanSmoke
Xzibit said:
The average price of a GTX 680 2GB variant is $482 out of 19 using MIR pricing.
Probably because the MIR's are being pulled from the SKUs. Two models have had MIRs removed since you posted. Average price is now $475.
Xzibit said:
and EVGA the highest $599.99
The EVGA is a MAC Edition, and is no more indicative of price than this is.
Xzibit said:
TechPowerUp GPU Database pricing for the GTX 770 is $549
Well, we'll find out soon enough. The database is pretty fluid, and can change pretty rapidly. Up until very recently you could find an entry for the HD 8870. It only took a post from Dave Baumann to render the information useless.
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#13
LAN_deRf_HA
The new G92. Expect to see it again and again at ever lower price brackets.
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#14
johnspack
So, what would this make a used 670 be worth? My old 480 is choking out....
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#15
HumanSmoke
johnspack said:
So, what would this make a used 670 be worth? My old 480 is choking out....
You might not see too much price reduction of the GTX 670 until the GTX 760 Ti launches (next week?) which will effectively make the 670 EoL.
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#16
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
So when are the 7xx cards coming? When will we see reviews?
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#17
Relayer
the54thvoid said:
And all of this because AMD released their 7970 with conservative clocks way back in what, Dec 2011? and priced it on release at over $500.

If:

A) AMD had released a higher clocked 7970 with better release drivers the 680 would not have beaten it which means;
B) Nvidia would have sold a lower priced GTX 680 (which I think JSH would have despised the thought of) or;
B part 2) Nvidia would have released a very crippled GK100 and sold it at a high price anyway.

This all boils down to historical pricing and the piss poor fact is AMD caused an upset when thy released the 7970 at >$500 and the greedy engineering inept* Nvidia took full advantage of it.

*I say inept because they tend to get their shrinks done way after AMD and always tend to lop of cores to make it work. It takes a full year to get GK100 to market in the GK110 guise.

Pfft.

AMD can either control this situation or exacerbate it with the HD8xxx release.
"Yes AMD, please release something so people can get cheaper nVidia cards."

Somehow, I don't see that as a concern for AMD.
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#18
Xaser04
Random Murderer said:
/sigh
Another rebrand from NV. Seeing as this is just a 680 with a decent OC and a sexier cooler, it'll be interesting to see how far the price of a 680 drops when this is released.
The 680 price probably won't drop much at all. It will simply be phased out to make way for the 770.

I am interested to see just how far the 770 can clock with the superior Titan cooler. I would imagine a 770 running around 1350-1400/8000 could be quite interesting from a performance standpoint.

Will it clock high enough to get close to a stock 780? My assumption is no, but the refined process, much faster memory, a higher power target/higher available voltage and better cooler (allowing it to boost higher) could make it quite interesting.
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#19
BigMack70
Xaser04 said:
I am interested to see just how far the 770 can clock with the superior Titan cooler. I would imagine a 770 running around 1350-1400/8000 could be quite interesting from a performance standpoint.
Nvidia seriously must have put something in the koolaid about that cooler.... it's still just a stock blower cooler that is outclassed by every open air cooler out there in terms of performance. The 770 will do better on every custom cooler out there compared to the stock Titan one.
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