NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Custom Card Shootout


Meet the Custom Cards - ASUS & Gigabyte

Meet the GeForce GTX 770 Custom Cards

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 reference card impressed us with performance rivaling and even surpassing NVIDIA's previous generation flagship GTX 680 card. Now that Computex 2013 and the PC Show 2013 are behind us, it's time to see what NVIDIA's add-in partners can do.

We gathered four custom designed cards from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Palit for your consideration.

ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC

ASUS' GeForce GTX 770 has a barely worth mentioning factory overclock of 1059MHz on the core (just 13MHz, or about 1%, above the reference 1046MHz) with memory remaining at the default 7012MHz DDR. The card retails in Singapore for S$709 and comes with a three-year warranty.

Like most of ASUS' custom cards, this card uses ASUS' dual-fan DirectCU II cooler, comprising of five copper heatpipes in direct contact with the GPU, cooled by two 80mm fans.

The card measures 271 x 132  x 40.5mm and requires one six-pin and one eight-pin Molex power connector.

The custom PCB is protected by a backplate.

Ports are the same as reference: one DVI-D port, one DVI-I port, one HDMI port and one DisplayPort port.

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 Windforce 3X OC

Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 770 Windforce 3X OC boasts a more impressive factory overclock of 1137MHz (91MHz over reference), with memory remaining at the default 7012MHz DDR. Coincidentally, Gigabyte's very impressive GeForce GTX 780 Windforce 3X OC also boasts a 91MHz overclock and uses the same Windforce 3X cooler, so we're excited to see how this card performs. This card retails for S$669 in Singapore and comes with a 3-year warranty.

 

The card sports a custom triple fan cooler comprising of three 80mm fans mounted onto a skeletonized fanshroud, and a full aluminum fin-stack that covers the voltage regulator and memory area, all connected to two 8mm and four 6mm thick heat pipes.

The card measures 292 x 129 x 43mm and requires one six-pin and one eight-pin Molex power connector.

Gigabyte is using the reference PCB on this model.

Ports-wise, the Gigabyte GTX 770 is also the same as the reference card, sporting one DVI-D port, one DVI-I port, one HDMI port and one DisplayPort port.