NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 - More than Just a Rebadging Exercise

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5

Much like the GeForce GTX 780, the reference GeForce GTX 770 card measures 10.5 inches in length and sports the same blower-style cooler. The cooler has been upgraded with a new fan control algorithm which will provide more stable fan speeds. This means that when the GPU does get hot, the fan does not suddenly ramp up its speed, instead it does so gradually. NVIDIA claims that by doing so, it results in less perceived noise.

Interestingly, the rated TDP of the GeForce GTX 770 is 230W, which is considerably higher than both the older GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 670, which are 195W and 170W respectively. Will this translate to higher power consumption figures? We will find out soon enough, but here’s a look at the card.

The GeForce GTX 770 and the earlier released GeForce GTX 780 have the same exact dimensions and cooler.

The reference card offers two dual-link DVI ports, a HDMI port and a DisplayPort.

The GeForce GTX 770 has two SLI connectors, easily supporting 3-way SLI.

The GeForce GTX 770 draws its power using a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors. NVIDIA recommends a PSU rated for at least 600W.

The Good
Decent improvements over the GTX 680
Quiet cooler
Price is attractive in the USA
The Bad
Higher power consumption
Slightly warmer operation
Local price points can be better

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