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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2048 MB

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Today, NVIDIA released their new GeForce GTX 770, which is based on an improved GTX 680 design. The card features higher clocks and the new Boost 2.0 algorithm. It also comes with shiny new 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, which is a first for a graphics card.

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Thanks for the review! I gotta say this card is horribly unimpressive to me personally - it's basically a price drop, factory overclock, and sticker change for the GTX 680. But consumers always win when prices drop, so I guess that's good. I would have rather seen a slightly more cut down GK110 make it into the 770 branding.

The 780 is the only 7xx card I find interesting :)
 
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Not that much cheaper than the 680, but a bit. €55 more than the cheapest 7970/670 though. Not sure if I think it's worth it.
 

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I'm confused.

It's the same GK104 core, it's overclocked.. and yet it runs far cooler and takes less power?
 

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I'm confused.

It's the same GK104 core, it's overclocked.. and yet it runs far cooler and takes less power?
new Boost 2.0 algorithm
 
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Faster, cheaper and with even better power consumption.
 
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And now the conundrum......if price drop do I sli my 670 or sell and upgrade to 770 ..... and sli that later ......do love that cooler :banghead: .... man my new rig will never be finished !!!!!!!!!!!
 
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W1zzard? do you know if they will release to retail the 770 with the titan cooler?
 

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nice review.
i'm not interested to buy this card instead do 680 in SLI, since i haven't had any experience with SLI until now. LoL
 
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Great review. God, I want this card so badly because it's shroud (for it's price).
 

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That's a 780, 770 would be less likely to have a stock cooler (check out in newegg).
You will probably be able to find them, but get it fast if you want one. I don't think they are going to stick in the market for long, given the propensity of manufacturers to slap on their custom cooling systems.
 
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btw This card is great to me (but still too expensive for me!). It's just a minor fix from the 680 which boost it's[770] performance, lowered power consumption and of course cheaper!

AMD should act faster! They lost 7850, 7870 and now 7970!

You will probably be able to find them, but get it fast if you want one. I don't think they are going to stick in the market for long, given the propensity of manufacturers to slap on their custom cooling systems.
Usually stock coolers comes first before custom ones, this case it doesn't appear. Most probably it's like the 660/Ti (CMIIW, But I'm pretty sure there's one) which doesn't have any stock cooler model in the market.
 
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nice review.
i'm not interested to buy this card instead do 680 in SLI, since i haven't had any experience with SLI until now. LoL
You'd probably be wise to keep it that way. SLi is almost always more of a headache than it's worth.
 
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Will there be a SLI review?
I expect a little more of this card. Oh well... :(
Also, reading all those graphics card reviews lately, I somewhat miss one thing - they never have GPGPU benches along.
Not expecting W1zz to care much, but personally, for the upcoming reviews I would love to see at least some GPGPU benches. Even if they are quite basic.
Cheers!
 

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Will there be a SLI review?
No SLI review because we didn't have two reference cards this time.

I considered doing a review with mixed cards, but performance wouldn't be accurate, and flashing the ref BIOS on a custom design probably won't work either. Make sure to be aware of that when reading SLI reviews on other sites.

Also, reading all those graphics card reviews lately, I somewhat miss one thing - they never have GPGPU benches along.
Because there are no relevant GPGPU apps. If you want to discuss that, make a new thread.
 
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I would have rather seen a slightly more cut down GK110 make it into the 770 branding.
GK110 in the GTX780 should have been the GTX770. The flagship is called Titan instead of GTX780, nice trick. This is an overpriced midrange card, basically a Kepler "GTX560Ti".
Funny thing is given the circumstances (best AMD card, which is marginally slower, is one and a half years old and costs $450) this seems a good deal. On the other hand this launch effectively ends any commercial reason to exist for Nvidia's own two models (GTX680 and 670). I personally find these generations to be a total mess and a rip-off.

Nice review though, as always.
 
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GK110 in the GTX780 should have been the GTX770. The flagship is called Titan instead of GTX780, nice trick. This is an overpriced midrange card, basically a Kepler "GTX560Ti".
Funny thing is given the circumstances (best AMD card, which is marginally slower, is one and a half years old and costs $450) this seems a good deal. On the other hand this launch effectively ends any commercial reason to exist for Nvidia's own two models (GTX680 and 670). I personally find these generations to be a total mess and a rip-off.

Nice review though, as always.
most fanboys seem to forget about fan noise and power consumption, absolute performance is not everything, GTX770 consumes way less power than 7970ge (8w idle vs 46w, max 214w vs 273w), WAY LESS NOISE (36dba load vs 51dba, note that 51dba is several times louder than 36dba) and yet is about 5-10% faster. the 7970ge sounds like a freaking jet engine on take off, I would never ever buy a vacuum cleaner of a graphics card, I like mine quiet, which is why I will always buy from team green. when you factor in power consumption, noise and temperature etc, NVidia is way ahead of AMD, IMO AMD couldn't beat NVidia so they had to overclock their cards like crazy and ended up sacrificing temperature and noise as a result, its sort of like the same fight AMD is in with Intel, couldn't beat them technologically, so they had to brute force it.
 
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" Beautiful cooler "

Shame we can't buy them at retail, I think wizzard should remove it as a thumbs up in his conclusion.
 
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Faster, cheaper and with even better power consumption.
This part was well played... while that price astonishing! That said, what are they going to do with all GTX680 that are still priced the same today as they had yesterday? Are they hoping folks believe GTX 680's are a higher-up on the model matrix so it reasons they offer still more performance? Heck what's going to happen to a GTX 670 pricing? Most of those are still $360-390 and more? I mean there's like 15% more performance going to a GTX770! Newegg has some 21 670 models they'll need to divest in, I can't see that many held for SLI adopters. The most I'd pay for any of the nicer GTX670 today is like $310 tops! Then given this news who would think to shell out like $280 for a GTX660Ti, when in a couple weeks a 760Ti (based on the old 670 spec) might be $300? If I was a retailer and had stock on the self, I’d be like how do you Nvidia intend to help me move these now? Nvidia has to say they're slashing pricing on all the older models and now!

You will probably be able to find them, but get it fast if you want one. I don't think they are going to stick in the market for long, given the propensity of manufacturers to slap on their custom cooling systems.
Newegg has like 6 GTX770 listed and none have the Titan (reference) cooler, I think you’re right it will be almost unattainable in the wild.

Shame we can't buy them at retail, I think wizzard should remove it as a thumbs up in his conclusion.
Exactly!
 
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This is an more of an evolution for Keplar not new engineering guys. Looks like the 770 is the competition for the 7970 now...
 
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Rename this card the GTX 680 Ghz Edition :D