Featured Articles

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia’s original Shield console launched last summer to mixed reviews. It went on sale in the US and so far Nvidia…

More...
AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

We had a chance to talk about AMD’s upcoming products with John Byrne, Chief Sales Officer, AMD. We covered a number…

More...
AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

We had a chance to talk to John Byrne who spent the last two years as Senior Vice President and Chief…

More...
OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OnePlus is one of the few small companies that might disrupt the Android phone market, dominated by giant outfits like Samsung.…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:31

EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2GB previewed

Written by Sanjin Rados

acx-thumb

Preview: Revisiting the great ACX cooler

Nvidia is hoping that the Geforce GTX 770 will be a very popular product, and EVGA obviously share this view, as it came up with no fewer than ten different SKUs. The GTX 770 is based on the GK104 GPU with 1536 CUDA cores. We already had a chance to meet it last year, in the GTX 680. We already know what it’s capable of and Nvidia believes the GTX 770 will take it a step further.



packaging 1

One of EVGA’s trump cards have always been custom coolers. The ACX cooler is no exception and we already showered it with praise when we reviewed the GTX 780 Superclocked ACX. With the GTX 770 Classified EVGA went for a redesigned and enlarged cooler and there is yet another Classified card, with the same cooler we saw on the GTX 680 Classified.

770 sc acx front 1

Our sample, however, is the GTX 770 Superclocked ACX. It features 2GB of memory and it is available in 4GB flavour as well. It is worth noting that all of EVGA’s ten GTX 770 designs are not available yet. We guess it took a bit more time to “feed” the channel.

A quick reminder. The GTX 770 works at 1046MHz base and 1085 Boost GPU clocks, with 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory bus, clocked at 7010MHz. The Superclocked ACX is clocked at 1111MHz and GPU Boost takes it up to 1163MHz.

 

770 sc acx gpuz

The heatsink is well designed and it helps keep the fans quiet. The card is practically inaudible, even under load. As you can see in the GPU-Z screenshot, taken after the Hitman Absolution bench, the temps remain rather low, thus demonstrating the potential of the ACX cooler.

770 sc acx front 2

770 sc acx gpuy load temp 

The card features the standard array of HDMI, DisplayPort and dual-Link DVI outputs. It requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin power cables, just like the reference card.

Our tests reveal that the EVGA 770 Superclocked ACX delivers about the same performance as Gainward's GTX 770 Phantom, which features a slightly higher base clock. Judging by our first impressions, EVGA's ACX Cooler is a bit better.


hitman1

hitman2

mark firestrike

Unfortunately, EVGA did not announce the precise availability date for the FTW or the Classified Edition GTX 770 graphics cards but we will certainly keep an eye out for them. The GTX 770 Superclocked on the other hand is available at EVGA’s web shop, priced at €429. Some German retailers are pricing it at €415.

There’s a small perk, too. If you buy a GTX 770 with an ACX cooler, you can register it and get an exclusive EVGA backplate shipped directly to your door, free of charge. This backplate helps reinforce the PCB, protects critical components and best of all, it looks awesome.

Last modified on Saturday, 29 June 2013 20:52
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments