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Which 770 is best?

#1Jprime666Posted 8/30/2013 7:38:58 AM
I hear the gigabyte has good cooling. What's the best option.
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#2MasterDonGeroPosted 8/30/2013 7:50:39 AM
Are you going to overclock?
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#3Jprime666(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 8:00:56 AM
Yes
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#4NicodimusPosted 8/30/2013 8:11:37 AM
IMO, the Gigabyte version. (Whether you need the 2GB or 4GB version is another topic.)

I've done moderate overclocking with it (meaning I've taken it as far as it goes without changing any voltage, it's at the stock 1.212.) The way I set up my fan profile in EVGA Precision, once the card reaches 60 degrees, the 3 fans on the card go up to 85%. The hottest it's ever gotten during full load is 68C. I know I could probably turn the fans down a little and let it run warmer, but they aren't very noisy at 85% (bear in mind I have a Fractal R4 case that does a good job dampening noise.) I can hear them at 100%, but every card will be audible with the fans running full speed.

The reason cooling is so important aside from safety and stability is that GPU Boost 2.0 now automatically overclocks based on temperature. The hotter your card is, the less it will boost the clock speed. I think having 3 fans is what sets this card apart in terms of cooling...each fan doesn't have to work quite as hard to get the same overall effect compared to cards that only have 2 fans. The only downside to this is that the card is longer than most, but unless you're trying to cram it into a tiny case, this won't be a problem.
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#5TheWayOfTheGunPosted 8/30/2013 9:56:33 AM
I chose the 2GB ASUS model because before this I had two 470's. One ASUS and one EVGA and the ASUS was slightly better in both OC'ing and temps.

Oh, and I also don't give a **** about having 4GB of VRAM. I'll be playing on my 1080p plasma for the next 3 years.
#6QuestofChosenPosted 8/30/2013 10:02:22 AM
The MSI GTX 770 gaming is the best overclocker besides the MSI Lighting card:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_TF_Gaming/29.html

Its also extremely quiet and stays very cool. I have mine overclocked by 90 on the core and 400 on the memory. That's with stock voltages.
#7TheWayOfTheGunPosted 8/30/2013 10:19:04 AM(edited)
I'm not sure I can take that article seriously since I can easily get a much higher OC on my ASUS card then they listed. It could actually go a bit higher, especially on the mem clocks but I don't feel like testing it repeatedly.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx145/IceThatJaw/Capture_zps6200cd15.jpg
#8NicodimusPosted 8/30/2013 10:21:10 AM
QuestofChosen posted...
The MSI GTX 770 gaming is the best overclocker besides the MSI Lighting card:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_TF_Gaming/29.html

Its also extremely quiet and stays very cool. I have mine overclocked by 90 on the core and 400 on the memory. That's with stock voltages.


Interesting. Do me a favor, and run GPU-Z with the sensor tab open, and then run something intensive, and screen shot GPU-Z. I'm curious to see how much GPU Boost 2.0 adds to the base GPU overclock on each card. I'll do the same with my Gigabyte.

Here is my result: http://i.imgur.com/gkRa6Ar.jpg
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#9Jprime666(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 10:35:45 AM
Alright so should I get the 2gb one? I don't plan on going higher than 1080p anytime soon.

2gb enough for the bigger skyrim texture mods? That's seems like one of the biggest texture hogs around ATM.

I'm looking at these 2

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127742

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130925
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#10NicodimusPosted 8/30/2013 10:46:55 AM
Jprime666 posted...
Alright so should I get the 2gb one? I don't plan on going higher than 1080p anytime soon.

2gb enough for the bigger skyrim texture mods? That's seems like one of the biggest texture hogs around ATM.


Well, it's $50 more for the 4gb. For me at 1440p, it was an easy decision. For 1080p, it's less clear. It probably depends on how long you want it to be before your next upgrade.
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