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Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB Review

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Shirty 31st May 2013, 09:04 Quote
The best thing about this card its what it'll do to prices.
damien c 31st May 2013, 09:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
The best thing about this card its what it'll do to prices.

It's dropped the prices of the 680's, but it has also killed the resale prices of the 680's I think as well to the point I won't be bothering selling my 680's when I come to upgrade and will put them in dad's pc.
Chris_Waddle 31st May 2013, 09:55 Quote
So glad I sold my 680 a couple of months ago.

I am quite suprised (in a good way) to see the pricing level of this card, it's where I always thought the 680 should have been.

Also nice to see Bit-Tech getting another review up nice and early in the morning rather than too late in the day. So much better than having to go elsewhere for the info.
Shirty 31st May 2013, 10:12 Quote
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It's dropped the prices of the 680's, but it has also killed the resale prices of the 680's I think as well to the point I won't be bothering selling my 680's when I come to upgrade and will put them in dad's pc.

But (and it's quite a big but), a 7950/70 or 670 can be overclocked to beyond stock 770 levels, so if you already own one or more of these the 770 is literally an incremental step.

Since the second hand values of these cards seems to have dropped as low as £160 for the 7950, and around £200-220 for the 670/7970, it makes positively no sense for owners of these models to upgrade at this stage (unless you have a trust fund and can afford the silly top tier models).
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Also nice to see Bit-Tech getting another review up nice and early in the morning rather than too late in the day. So much better than having to go elsewhere for the info.

I'm assured that it would have been published at 14:00 yesterday but for the problems they were having with the site. It's good to see Bit getting stuff done in time for these big releases, that's what it's all about.
runadumb 31st May 2013, 10:14 Quote
I'm going to wait for the 4GB version before deciding but I may buy two if these to replace my 2 570GTX's.

That being said there's still the niggling doubt in the back of my mind that reminds me these are a stop-gap solution and Maxwell may be out in 12 months. Not a terribly long wait.
Harlequin 31st May 2013, 10:29 Quote
booo would have been nice to see some GTX 570 and 470 numbers , so show just how much of a bump this would have been :D
runadumb 31st May 2013, 10:53 Quote
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booo would have been nice to see some GTX 570 and 470 numbers , so show just how much of a bump this would have been :D

Anandtech has 570 numbers. Its a sizeable jump, especially as you get into higher resolutions. 85% in places.
murraynt 31st May 2013, 11:07 Quote
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booo would have been nice to see some GTX 570 and 470 numbers , so show just how much of a bump this would have been :D

+1

It's easy to forget how much of a jump there is.
Harlequin 31st May 2013, 11:14 Quote
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Anandtech has 570 numbers. Its a sizeable jump, especially as you get into higher resolutions. 85% in places.

I know anand does but would have been awesome for BT to do it ;)
Spreadie 31st May 2013, 11:28 Quote
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That being said there's still the niggling doubt in the back of my mind that reminds me these are a stop-gap solution and Maxwell may be out in 12 months. Not a terribly long wait.
It might not be that long. Don't NV normally release in the first quarter? I'm not counting the 700 series because the 780 is just a crippled Tesla and the 770 is a rebadged 680.
damien c 31st May 2013, 11:45 Quote
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That being said there's still the niggling doubt in the back of my mind that reminds me these are a stop-gap solution and Maxwell may be out in 12 months. Not a terribly long wait.

That's why I have not bought a GTX 780 or Titan because when I do my full rebuild hopefully, Maxwell will either be out or just around the corner.
GeorgeK 31st May 2013, 12:07 Quote
I'm hoping the prices of 680s will plummet so I can SLI :D (unlikely in the short term I know) - of course I would need a higher resolution screen to make the most of two 680s... Damned upgrade bug...

One niggling thought though is the lack of vram - I'm already seeing close to 2GB usage in some games at 1080p... I'm surprised that nvidia haven't gone for more as standard
rollo 31st May 2013, 12:08 Quote
Similar reasons to my own Maxwell is likely closer than alot think and the 700 series just seem like a rebrand in places and a cut down titan in another.

No one who brought a 680 14months ago is looking at the 770 and regreting there purchase, Yeh its £100 cheaper but whats a £100 / 14 months of ownership ( £7 ish its cost me £14/month to own 2 for sli purposes instead of waiting 14months to save some cash said £14 i can live with that ) And id guess most other buyers could as well.

770 performs well but the choice between it and a 7970ghz edition which can be had for similar cash at the moment with a better game bundle is a tough one. £328 for the 770 £340 for the ghz edition how much that game bundle is worth to you will determine your card choice id imagine.

you said in your review the 680 and 7970ghz are £50 more expensive where is this at out of curiosity as the prices for the 7970ghz have not changed in recent months and the 680 is now the exact same price as the ghz edition around £340 ( all prices are from scan.co.uk)
Harlequin 31st May 2013, 12:29 Quote
good point rollo


http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-msi-radeon-hd-7970-oc-5500mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1010mhz-2048-cores-2x-dp-dl-dvi-i-hdmiplusfree-game

from scan - its £322 delivered , so is cheaper than the GTX 770 - pre overclocked to over 1ghz

and is £23 MORE than the cheapest 7970 that scan sell.
SchizoFrog 31st May 2013, 12:41 Quote
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mi1ez 31st May 2013, 12:46 Quote
GTX685 anyone? Seriously though, as much as this is a great card they need to sort out their naming conventions. AMD, I'm including you.
Harlequin 31st May 2013, 12:50 Quote
more like GTX 680 ghz edition.
jinq-sea 31st May 2013, 13:27 Quote
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more like GTX 680 ghz edition.

Haha! This. Or a GTX680+...

I'm not sure why they've stuck with 2Gb of VRAM, either - 3Gb standard was one of my main reasons for going AMD again :)
Chris_Waddle 31st May 2013, 13:28 Quote
I've been having a look at the prices this morning and have noticed that none of the 770's for sale at Scan have the Titan style cooler. I'll be honest, if I wanted one (which I don't) I would want it with the Titan style cooler as per the review.

Is there any reason why the retail cards don't have the Titan style cooler?
xaser04 31st May 2013, 13:31 Quote
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I've been having a look at the prices this morning and have noticed that none of the 770's for sale at Scan have the Titan style cooler. I'll be honest, if I wanted one (which I don't) I would want it with the Titan style cooler as per the review.

Is there any reason why the retail cards don't have the Titan style cooler?

Cost.

Overclockers have an Inno3d one with the Titan cooler on preorder for £360ish.
Harlequin 31st May 2013, 13:34 Quote
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Haha! This. Or a GTX680+...

I'm not sure why they've stuck with 2Gb of VRAM, either - 3Gb standard was one of my main reasons for going AMD again :)

that one is easy - the ram bus of 256bit lends itself to `easily` having 1 >2>4 gb , whereas the AMD 384bit ram bus would give 1.5 (which would be a nice option) >3>6 GB
Shirty 31st May 2013, 13:43 Quote
I miss the good old 512bit bus on the GTX280 :)
DriftCarl 31st May 2013, 13:59 Quote
Damn, I will be doing a new pc build in September, so I don't know if I should get a cheap card until Maxwell is out or just get a good card at the time. I have a 470 GTX at the moment so anything I get is going to be a big jump, but I don't want to get a card on the current architecture if the next one comes out a month later :(
xaser04 31st May 2013, 15:06 Quote
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Damn, I will be doing a new pc build in September, so I don't know if I should get a cheap card until Maxwell is out or just get a good card at the time. I have a 470 GTX at the moment so anything I get is going to be a big jump, but I don't want to get a card on the current architecture if the next one comes out a month later :(

Get a HD7950 and clock it a bit.

Very similar overall performance to the GTX770 (when clocked) and around £80 cheaper (£240-£320)
Gurdeep14 31st May 2013, 15:21 Quote
"With a TDP of 230W, the card is quite a bit more power-hungry than the GTX 680 (195W) and as such requires both a six- and a four-pin PCI-E power input, compared to the 680's twin six-pin connectors. In fact, this card is only 20W lower TDP than GTX 780/GTX Titan."

Surely that should say "six- and a eight-pin"
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