Featured Articles

AMD Never Settle Forever bundle hits 200-series cards

AMD Never Settle Forever bundle hits 200-series cards

AMD’s Never Settle bundles have been around for a while and the community response has been extremely positive. When AMD launched…

More...
AMD shipping Beema APUs

AMD shipping Beema APUs

According to Lisa Su, SVP & GM, Global Business Units at AMD, Beema notebook parts have started shipping to manufacturers last…

More...
IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

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.
Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:00

Gainward GTX 770 Phantom reviewed

Written by Sanjin Rados

gtx 770 phantom thumbtop-value-2008-lr

Review:
With improved Phantom cooler

Gainward has now officially unveiled its custom version of the Geforce GTX 770, the Gainward GTX 770 Phantom.

Based on the GTX 770 design paired up with a custom cooling solution, the new GTX 770 Phantom graphics card works at higher clocks, 1150MHz base and 1202MHz Boost GPU clocks to be precise. In contrast, the reference clocks are 1046MHz base and 1085MHz Boost.

The GTX 770 Phantom features 2GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface and clocked at reference 7010MHz. For the first time we see Nvidia going for such fast memory modules, which should go a long way towards boosting performance. The peak memory bandwidth stands at 224.3GB/sec – that’s 15% more bandwidth than last year’s Geforce GTX 680 (6008MHz effective). Nvidia also made it possible for partners to come up with custom cards with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

The GTX 770 is closely related to the GTX 680, as they are both based on the GK104 GPU. Both cards have 1536 CUDA cores, 128 texture units and 32 ROPs, but the GTX 770 can draw as much as 230W of power, whereas the GTX 680 is happy with just 195W. Of course, the GTX 680 has slower memory and its GPU clock is 1006GHz, while the boost clock is 1058MHz.

Judging by the specs, the performance difference compared to the GTX 680 can’t be that big and we’re hoping that the price of the GTX 770 will reflect this fact.

gtx 770 gw gpuz

In order to keep the GPU and other temperatures at bay, Gainward decided to use the Phantom cooler with a rather hefty heatsink. While Nvidia's reference cooler is quite good Gainward certainly has a lot of confidence in its own version.

We already had a chance to get acquainted with the Phantom cooler. We saw it on Gainward’s GTX 680 and some other cards, but the GTX 770 version was redesigned to provide superior cooling performance and generate a bit less noise. There’s another nice feature – the fan can be removed without removing the heatsink or messing with the wiring. We’ll take a closer look at the cooler a bit later on.

gtx 770 phantom 1

Geforce GTX 770 also features the same GPU Boost 2.0 technology used in the GeForce GTX Titan and GTX 780, giving gamers more advanced controls for overclocking, fan control, and hardware monitoring.

 

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
(Page 1 of 17)
Last modified on Sunday, 22 September 2013 19:49
blog comments powered by Disqus

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

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments