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EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX or Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE 3X?

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July 4, 2013 8:07:03 PM

Hey,

I'll buy a GTX 770 with 4GB (I have 2 monitors) and am in doubt whether I buy the EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX or Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE 3X. What was your choice and why?

Thank you! :3
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July 4, 2013 8:12:34 PM

jakoozie said:
Hey,

I'll buy a GTX 770 with 4GB (I have 2 monitors) and am in doubt whether I buy the EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX or Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE 3X. What was your choice and why?

Thank you! :3


Go with the EVGA ACX version. It uses their new technology of cooler and is way better than gigabytes and has better bearings inside. I have two myself and so satisfy with it, plus, EVGA's customer support is superb they reply so fast in my emails. Another suggestion tho, just get the 2GB version, 4GB is not worth it because of GTX 770's memory bus width limitation which is only 256bit, it doesn't have that much power to handle 4GB of vram. What that means is when you play a game, there will be no difference in FPS when using either 2GB and 4GB and in some cases, 2GB gets more FPS than 4GB. So at the end of the day, you just wasted the extra $100 you pay for the 4GB version because it's not being utilize because of the memory bus width limitation the 770 has. Hope it helps! :) 
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July 4, 2013 8:14:44 PM

Gigabyte uses non reference upgraded PCB and a VRM with extra phases and advanced cooler compared to the stock 770 ..... In the past EVGA has placed a perty decent cooler on the SC series but stock PCB and VRM. Therefore I don't see them in the same class as the Asus, MSI and Gigabyte models. I want to make clear that I have not been able to find anything as yet on the EVGA SC cards with regard to PCB and VRM on the 700 series and am basing my conclusion on what the did with the 500 and 600 series cards
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July 4, 2013 8:16:43 PM

i go with evga for the excellent quality, great cooling with low noise, and overclocking headroom. i've heard the gigabyte windforce comes clocked at 1189mhz boost clock where as the evga gtx770 has a stock boost clock of 1202mhz. the ACX fans are very quiet. great warranty, support. evga.
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July 4, 2013 8:25:13 PM

If you have two monitors you only need the 2GB version because you can only game on one.
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July 5, 2013 8:41:05 AM

I'll buy the EVGA. One more question EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX Normal, FTW and Classified only changes the clock speed right? For that I buy normal and do overclock at home right? In Portugal the FTW and Classified costs more 40€/50 € (540€/550€) than normal (498€) worth buying FTW or Classified?
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July 5, 2013 1:05:22 PM

jakoozie said:
I'll buy the EVGA. One more question EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX Normal, FTW and Classified only changes the clock speed right? For that I buy normal and do overclock at home right? In Portugal the FTW and Classified costs more 40€/50 € (540€/550€) than normal (498€) worth buying FTW or Classified?


ACX cools better.
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July 5, 2013 7:33:33 PM

I know but my question is what is the difference of Normal edition, FTW and Classified (all ACX and 4GB) is only the clock?

(4GB because I will buy my 3rd monitor later for Nvidia Surround)
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July 5, 2013 7:56:12 PM

All EVGA cards, except the Classified model, use the reference PCB design and stock components. The only upgrade over the reference design in the non-Classified models is the ACX cooler.

The Gigabyte OC is going to come with all custom "Ultra Durable" components, and enhanced power phase system, a slightly quieter cooler, and a higher factory overclock than all but the EVGA Classified model. It is also cheaper.

So if you want to pay more for an EVGA card, the Classified model is the only one that can match up with the Gigabyte Windforce.


Also, this (below) is a bunch of malarkey. There are reasons why 4GB might not be worth it, but the "limited" bus width is not one of them.
johnvonmacz said:

4GB is not worth it because of GTX 770's memory bus width limitation which is only 256bit, it doesn't have that much power to handle 4GB of vram. What that means is when you play a game, there will be no difference in FPS when using either 2GB and 4GB and in some cases, 2GB gets more FPS than 4GB. So at the end of the day, you just wasted the extra $100 you pay for the 4GB version because it's not being utilize (sic) because of the memory bus width limitation the 770 has.
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July 5, 2013 9:20:09 PM

Thanks I wil buy 2GB Edition but now I am in doubts whether to buy Gigabyte or EVGA :/ 
I also want to buy an SSD which you recommend the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, Crucial M4 128GB or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 128GB (or other) and why?
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July 5, 2013 9:42:15 PM

17seconds said:
All EVGA cards, except the Classified model, use the reference PCB design and stock components. The only upgrade over the reference design in the non-Classified models is the ACX cooler.

The Gigabyte OC is going to come with all custom "Ultra Durable" components, and enhanced power phase system, a slightly quieter cooler, and a higher factory overclock than all but the EVGA Classified model. It is also cheaper.

So if you want to pay more for an EVGA card, the Classified model is the only one that can match up with the Gigabyte Windforce.


Also, this (below) is a bunch of malarkey. There are reasons why 4GB might not be worth it, but the "limited" bus width is not one of them.
johnvonmacz said:

4GB is not worth it because of GTX 770's memory bus width limitation which is only 256bit, it doesn't have that much power to handle 4GB of vram. What that means is when you play a game, there will be no difference in FPS when using either 2GB and 4GB and in some cases, 2GB gets more FPS than 4GB. So at the end of the day, you just wasted the extra $100 you pay for the 4GB version because it's not being utilize (sic) because of the memory bus width limitation the 770 has.


Well to each his own, but IMO that's one of the limitation, that's just me.
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July 5, 2013 9:43:49 PM

jakoozie said:
Thanks I wil buy 2GB Edition but now I am in doubts whether to buy Gigabyte or EVGA :/ 
I also want to buy an SSD which you recommend the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, Crucial M4 128GB or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 128GB (or other) and why?


Go with the 840 Pro, it is in the top tiers of tomshardware hierarchy chart and considered as one of the best SSD on the market right now.
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August 23, 2013 5:37:48 PM

johnvonmacz said:
jakoozie said:
Hey,

I'll buy a GTX 770 with 4GB (I have 2 monitors) and am in doubt whether I buy the EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX or Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE 3X. What was your choice and why?

Thank you! :3


Go with the EVGA ACX version. It uses their new technology of cooler and is way better than gigabytes and has better bearings inside. I have two myself and so satisfy with it, plus, EVGA's customer support is superb they reply so fast in my emails. Another suggestion tho, just get the 2GB version, 4GB is not worth it because of GTX 770's memory bus width limitation which is only 256bit, it doesn't have that much power to handle 4GB of vram. What that means is when you play a game, there will be no difference in FPS when using either 2GB and 4GB and in some cases, 2GB gets more FPS than 4GB. So at the end of the day, you just wasted the extra $100 you pay for the 4GB version because it's not being utilize because of the memory bus width limitation the 770 has. Hope it helps! :) 


jakoozie said:
Thanks I wil buy 2GB Edition but now I am in doubts whether to buy Gigabyte or EVGA :/ 
I also want to buy an SSD which you recommend the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, Crucial M4 128GB or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 128GB (or other) and why?


Actually it depends what resolution the person will be playing on, if they want to use alot of AA, and also if they are going for multi monitors, if they are going over 1080P or answered yes to one of the other statements, than yes you would go with a 4gb version.

O yeah the 840 pro is VERY GOOD, i cant vouch for the other one though, but the 840 has been tried and proven even being called one of the most reliable. :) 
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August 23, 2013 5:38:23 PM

johnvonmacz said:
jakoozie said:
Hey,

I'll buy a GTX 770 with 4GB (I have 2 monitors) and am in doubt whether I buy the EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX or Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE 3X. What was your choice and why?

Thank you! :3


Go with the EVGA ACX version. It uses their new technology of cooler and is way better than gigabytes and has better bearings inside. I have two myself and so satisfy with it, plus, EVGA's customer support is superb they reply so fast in my emails. Another suggestion tho, just get the 2GB version, 4GB is not worth it because of GTX 770's memory bus width limitation which is only 256bit, it doesn't have that much power to handle 4GB of vram. What that means is when you play a game, there will be no difference in FPS when using either 2GB and 4GB and in some cases, 2GB gets more FPS than 4GB. So at the end of the day, you just wasted the extra $100 you pay for the 4GB version because it's not being utilize because of the memory bus width limitation the 770 has. Hope it helps! :) 


jakoozie said:
Thanks I wil buy 2GB Edition but now I am in doubts whether to buy Gigabyte or EVGA :/ 
I also want to buy an SSD which you recommend the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, Crucial M4 128GB or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 128GB (or other) and why?


Actually it depends what resolution the person will be playing on, if they want to use alot of AA, and also if they are going for multi monitors, if they are going over 1080P or answered yes to one of the other statements, than yes you would go with a 4gb version.

O yeah the 840 pro is VERY GOOD, i cant vouch for the other one though, but the 840 has been tried and proven even being called one of the most reliable. :) 
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August 23, 2013 5:38:24 PM

johnvonmacz said:
jakoozie said:
Hey,

I'll buy a GTX 770 with 4GB (I have 2 monitors) and am in doubt whether I buy the EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX or Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE 3X. What was your choice and why?

Thank you! :3


Go with the EVGA ACX version. It uses their new technology of cooler and is way better than gigabytes and has better bearings inside. I have two myself and so satisfy with it, plus, EVGA's customer support is superb they reply so fast in my emails. Another suggestion tho, just get the 2GB version, 4GB is not worth it because of GTX 770's memory bus width limitation which is only 256bit, it doesn't have that much power to handle 4GB of vram. What that means is when you play a game, there will be no difference in FPS when using either 2GB and 4GB and in some cases, 2GB gets more FPS than 4GB. So at the end of the day, you just wasted the extra $100 you pay for the 4GB version because it's not being utilize because of the memory bus width limitation the 770 has. Hope it helps! :) 


jakoozie said:
Thanks I wil buy 2GB Edition but now I am in doubts whether to buy Gigabyte or EVGA :/ 
I also want to buy an SSD which you recommend the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, Crucial M4 128GB or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 128GB (or other) and why?


Actually it depends what resolution the person will be playing on, if they want to use alot of AA, and also if they are going for multi monitors, if they are going over 1080P or answered yes to one of the other statements, than yes you would go with a 4gb version.

O yeah the 840 pro is VERY GOOD, i cant vouch for the other one though, but the 840 has been tried and proven even being called one of the most reliable. :) 
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February 17, 2014 1:16:15 PM

Dalanc said:
johnvonmacz said:
jakoozie said:
Hey,

I'll buy a GTX 770 with 4GB (I have 2 monitors) and am in doubt whether I buy the EVGA GTX 770 4GB with ACX or Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE 3X. What was your choice and why?

Thank you! :3


Go with the EVGA ACX version. It uses their new technology of cooler and is way better than gigabytes and has better bearings inside. I have two myself and so satisfy with it, plus, EVGA's customer support is superb they reply so fast in my emails. Another suggestion tho, just get the 2GB version, 4GB is not worth it because of GTX 770's memory bus width limitation which is only 256bit, it doesn't have that much power to handle 4GB of vram. What that means is when you play a game, there will be no difference in FPS when using either 2GB and 4GB and in some cases, 2GB gets more FPS than 4GB. So at the end of the day, you just wasted the extra $100 you pay for the 4GB version because it's not being utilize because of the memory bus width limitation the 770 has. Hope it helps! :) 


jakoozie said:
Thanks I wil buy 2GB Edition but now I am in doubts whether to buy Gigabyte or EVGA :/ 
I also want to buy an SSD which you recommend the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, Crucial M4 128GB or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 128GB (or other) and why?


Actually it depends what resolution the person will be playing on, if they want to use alot of AA, and also if they are going for multi monitors, if they are going over 1080P or answered yes to one of the other statements, than yes you would go with a 4gb version.

O yeah the 840 pro is VERY GOOD, i cant vouch for the other one though, but the 840 has been tried and proven even being called one of the most reliable. :) 



Yes but Crucial is made in america. ;) 
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