NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Custom Card Shootout

Test Setup

Test Setup

Here are the hardware specifications of our recently updated graphics card test rig:

  • Intel Core i7-3960X (3.3GHz)
  • ASUS P9X79 Pro (Intel X79 chipset) Motherboard
  • 4 x 2GB DDR3-1600 G.Skill Ripjaws Memory
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive (OS)
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM 1TB SATA hard drive (Benchmarks + Games)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Here's the list of cards we'll be testing and the drivers used. As we've already established that the GeForce GTX 770 is marginally better than last year's GeForce GTX 680, we've enlisted the GeForce GTX 670 in this comparison for a more price competitive comparison to see how much more horsepower the newcomer can muster:-

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.18)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 Windforce 3X OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.18)
  • MSI GTX 770 Lightning OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.18)
  • Palit GeForce GTX 770 Jetstream OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.18)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.18)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.18)


For this shootout, we'll be focusing on the overclocking potential, temperature performance, and power consumption of our custom cards (although we'll also have a brief look at out of the box performance). As such, we've streamlined our benchmarks to highlight these features. For a full set of benchmark results for the GTX 770, please refer to our earlier review of the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770.

  • Futuremark 3DMark 11
  • Crysis 3
  • Overclocking (Futuremark 3DMark 11)
  • Temperature
  • Power Consumption