The high-end GPU market has been left hanging for quite some time now and the arrival of the GTX 7xx series is intended to give upgraders a chance to get their systems back in the game. We round up two GeForce GTX770 and see what the cards are capable of.Â Today we’ll be checking out the a GTX 770 from a company we’re very excited to have in our labs finally with the Zotac GeForce GTX 770 AMP! Edition. We’ll have the card go head to head against another GeForce GTX770 and see if the card can deliver just as good as its price and cooler.
Zotac has been rolling-out graphics cards for quite some time now and we’re excited to have our first Zotac product for review today. With an enthusiast mindset, Zotac’s port folio includes a lot of NVIDIA graphics card as well as SFF HTPCs intended for the fun-loving audience.
About the GeForce GTX770
Much to the dismay of a lot of enthusiasts, NVIDIA has chosen to refresh its aging GeForce 6xx series of cards by re-using the same Kepler silicon for the GeForce 7xx series. The GTX770 itself is based on the 28nm GK104 chip used in the GTX680. The GTX770 though features higher clocks than the GTX680 brandishing a core clock of 1046Mhz and boost clock of 1085Mhz in comparison to the GTX680’s 1006Mhz/1058Mhz. Memory clocks on the GTX770 are clocked-in at 7Ghz, for both 2GB and 4GB variants of the GTX770.
Finally and perhaps the most interesting feature of the GTX770 is GPU Boost 2.0 which allows the card to adjust core clock based on temperature. The temperature ceiling is set at 80*C and if the card is below this temperature threshold it will adjust the frequency for much higher performance.
The reference GTX770 has a launch SRP of $399 as per NVIDIA.
About the Zotac GeForce GTX770 AMP! Edition
The Zotac GeForce GTX770 AMP! EditionÂ comes factory-overclocked with a healthy 1150Mhz core clock and a boost clock of 1202Mhz. That is a 104Mhz bump on the core clock and 117 fore the boost frequency which gives it more juice than the reference GTX770 card. For the memory clock, Zotac bumped up the clocks to 1800Mhz for an effective 7.2Ghz.
Zotac employs a dual-silencer cooling solution on the AMP! edition. This one features the dual-slot edition which should be much desirable for those looking to SLI their GTX 770.
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