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Which GTX 770 Brand Should I Go For?

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August 27, 2013 10:09:15 PM

I'm gaming on one monitor and price isn't an issue. Which one of these performs the best?
NOTE: I do not care about brand, only the performance!

EVGA- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 28, 2013 12:09:56 AM

The EVGA one. And if there is a problem with it, EVGA's customer service is legendary.
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August 28, 2013 4:20:02 AM

Any will do, IMO. Usually, performance difference between cards of different OEMs are around +–5 to 10%. At the end of the day, it's brand loyalty and aesthetics that will matter. Oh yes, and after market cooling too. If you're going to ask me, Gigabyte and MSI have the best cooling solution. But that's just my personal preference.
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August 28, 2013 1:50:21 PM

mazooni said:
I thought there would be some controversy in this thread but suprisingly everyone chose evga. I personally also like evga the most and the support is by far the best I have seen for gpus.


HMMM, I looked at all the features and out of all of them, EVGA has the least... The only reason everyone's picking EVGA is because of the customer support that nobody ever uses...
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August 28, 2013 1:56:46 PM

byogamingpc said:
PcMe said:
mazooni said:
I thought there would be some controversy in this thread but suprisingly everyone chose evga. I personally also like evga the most and the support is by far the best I have seen for gpus.


HMMM, I looked at all the features and out of all of them, EVGA has the least... The only reason everyone's picking EVGA is because of the customer support that nobody ever uses...


The fact that nobody ever uses it should say enough about their quality.


Indeed, all of the GPUs I've listed are top notch quality. I'm looking at their CAPABILITY lol
BTW I'm overclocking...
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August 28, 2013 8:01:46 PM

byogamingpc said:
For overclocking I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 770 WF OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU9GOAE/ref=as_li_q... since it's the fastest and coolest running. Most people choose EVGA because of their reliability.


1. Is it better than the MSI, overclocking stability/friendly wise?
2. I have an ASUS motherboard, would it be more logical to also go with an ASUS GPU?
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August 28, 2013 9:07:20 PM

PcMe said:
byogamingpc said:
For overclocking I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 770 WF OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU9GOAE/ref=as_li_q... since it's the fastest and coolest running. Most people choose EVGA because of their reliability.


1. Is it better than the MSI, overclocking stability/friendly wise?
2. I have an ASUS motherboard, would it be more logical to also go with an ASUS GPU?


As byogamingpc said, EVGA cards are known for their reliability and service. Since they're a company that distributes and develops after market coolers for Nvidia only, it's safe to say that they know more about how to handle Nvidia's technology more than anyone.

In terms of performance, they're all basically the "same", especially the reference models from each brand. If you opt for variants that offer after market cooling (EVGA's ACX, MSI's TwinFrozr, ASUS' DirectCU, Gigabyte's WindForce), there's very little difference between what these brands have to offer, in terms of performance. And when I say very little, we're talking about 3 or 5 frames at most. There's no way a GTX 770 from Brand A, can top a GTX 770 from Brand B by 10fps. The only factor that really makes them distinct from one another is the cooling technology they incorporate in their cards, power consumption, and of course, aesthetics.

ASUS DirectCU cards, are usually thick in height, because of the thick heatsink within the card itself. But they have smaller fans.
TwinFrozr cards isn't as thick as ASUS', but they have bigger, more powerful fans.
Windforce cards also isn't as thick, but they're usually longer than the rest because the cards have 3 fans on higher models (760 up)
ACX are just like Twin Frozr in terms of fan size, but you can definitely see that these cards have really great build quality.

It really depends on your personal preference.
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August 29, 2013 6:56:12 AM

jpmeneses21 said:
PcMe said:
byogamingpc said:
For overclocking I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 770 WF OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU9GOAE/ref=as_li_q... since it's the fastest and coolest running. Most people choose EVGA because of their reliability.


1. Is it better than the MSI, overclocking stability/friendly wise?
2. I have an ASUS motherboard, would it be more logical to also go with an ASUS GPU?


As byogamingpc said, EVGA cards are known for their reliability and service. Since they're a company that distributes and develops after market coolers for Nvidia only, it's safe to say that they know more about how to handle Nvidia's technology more than anyone.

In terms of performance, they're all basically the "same", especially the reference models from each brand. If you opt for variants that offer after market cooling (EVGA's ACX, MSI's TwinFrozr, ASUS' DirectCU, Gigabyte's WindForce), there's very little difference between what these brands have to offer, in terms of performance. And when I say very little, we're talking about 3 or 5 frames at most. There's no way a GTX 770 from Brand A, can top a GTX 770 from Brand B by 10fps. The only factor that really makes them distinct from one another is the cooling technology they incorporate in their cards, power consumption, and of course, aesthetics.

ASUS DirectCU cards, are usually thick in height, because of the thick heatsink within the card itself. But they have smaller fans.
TwinFrozr cards isn't as thick as ASUS', but they have bigger, more powerful fans.
Windforce cards also isn't as thick, but they're usually longer than the rest because the cards have 3 fans on higher models (760 up)
ACX are just like Twin Frozr in terms of fan size, but you can definitely see that these cards have really great build quality.

It really depends on your personal preference.


So if you had an ASUS motherboard, you'd go with ASUS? There is very little performance difference when it comes to cooling AND overclocking stability?
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August 29, 2013 9:12:15 AM

jpmeneses21 said:
PcMe said:
byogamingpc said:
For overclocking I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 770 WF OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU9GOAE/ref=as_li_q... since it's the fastest and coolest running. Most people choose EVGA because of their reliability.


1. Is it better than the MSI, overclocking stability/friendly wise?
2. I have an ASUS motherboard, would it be more logical to also go with an ASUS GPU?


As byogamingpc said, EVGA cards are known for their reliability and service. Since they're a company that distributes and develops after market coolers for Nvidia only, it's safe to say that they know more about how to handle Nvidia's technology more than anyone.

In terms of performance, they're all basically the "same", especially the reference models from each brand. If you opt for variants that offer after market cooling (EVGA's ACX, MSI's TwinFrozr, ASUS' DirectCU, Gigabyte's WindForce), there's very little difference between what these brands have to offer, in terms of performance. And when I say very little, we're talking about 3 or 5 frames at most. There's no way a GTX 770 from Brand A, can top a GTX 770 from Brand B by 10fps. The only factor that really makes them distinct from one another is the cooling technology they incorporate in their cards, power consumption, and of course, aesthetics.

ASUS DirectCU cards, are usually thick in height, because of the thick heatsink within the card itself. But they have smaller fans.
TwinFrozr cards isn't as thick as ASUS', but they have bigger, more powerful fans.
Windforce cards also isn't as thick, but they're usually longer than the rest because the cards have 3 fans on higher models (760 up)
ACX are just like Twin Frozr in terms of fan size, but you can definitely see that these cards have really great build quality.

It really depends on your personal preference.


byogamingpc said:
PcMe said:
jpmeneses21 said:
PcMe said:
byogamingpc said:
For overclocking I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 770 WF OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU9GOAE/ref=as_li_q... since it's the fastest and coolest running. Most people choose EVGA because of their reliability.


1. Is it better than the MSI, overclocking stability/friendly wise?
2. I have an ASUS motherboard, would it be more logical to also go with an ASUS GPU?


As byogamingpc said, EVGA cards are known for their reliability and service. Since they're a company that distributes and develops after market coolers for Nvidia only, it's safe to say that they know more about how to handle Nvidia's technology more than anyone.

In terms of performance, they're all basically the "same", especially the reference models from each brand. If you opt for variants that offer after market cooling (EVGA's ACX, MSI's TwinFrozr, ASUS' DirectCU, Gigabyte's WindForce), there's very little difference between what these brands have to offer, in terms of performance. And when I say very little, we're talking about 3 or 5 frames at most. There's no way a GTX 770 from Brand A, can top a GTX 770 from Brand B by 10fps. The only factor that really makes them distinct from one another is the cooling technology they incorporate in their cards, power consumption, and of course, aesthetics.

ASUS DirectCU cards, are usually thick in height, because of the thick heatsink within the card itself. But they have smaller fans.
TwinFrozr cards isn't as thick as ASUS', but they have bigger, more powerful fans.
Windforce cards also isn't as thick, but they're usually longer than the rest because the cards have 3 fans on higher models (760 up)
ACX are just like Twin Frozr in terms of fan size, but you can definitely see that these cards have really great build quality.

It really depends on your personal preference.


So if you had an ASUS motherboard, you'd go with ASUS? There is very little performance difference when it comes to cooling AND overclocking stability?


The ASUS cards are nice but usually overpriced. I tend to recommend EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI since they all perform well and have nice coolers but also have competitive prices.


Well yes, I already went over why I'm not going for EVGA (performance and features are the worst compared to all others) HOWEVER, do you think that I should go for ASUS or Gigabyte? I already explained what I needed. If you look at gigabyte it is clocked higher by over 10% out of the box and shows the best cooling and overclocking manageability than all of the other four (although you can say that MSI is clocked a bit higher but it's not even worth it). HOWEVER, ASUS would suit my ASUS motherboard better compatibility wise (meaning it works together better) and it has better and more features although doesn't handle overclocking better and isn't clocked higher out of the box as the Gigabyte. I'm not sure what to go for!!! When it comes to me, I'd go for ASUS because it looks as sexy as **** when it's on my ASUS maximus vi Formula and these amazing features... But gigabyte is.. well you know... performance and overclocking!
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August 29, 2013 1:49:48 PM

I would go with gigabyte if its between that and asus. I feel like the gigabyte has the most overclocking headroom thanks to its cooling solution (mind you, your case has to have lots of open space and/or good airflow).

The fact that your mobo is made by asus makes NO DIFFERENCE in terms of what graphics card you decide to buy. The only thing that matters if you are buying a single card, concerning the mobo, are the generation of PCI-E slot it has (as long as its pci-e 2.0 or 3.0 you're good).
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August 30, 2013 8:15:10 AM

PcMe said:
jpmeneses21 said:
PcMe said:
byogamingpc said:
For overclocking I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 770 WF OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU9GOAE/ref=as_li_q... since it's the fastest and coolest running. Most people choose EVGA because of their reliability.


1. Is it better than the MSI, overclocking stability/friendly wise?
2. I have an ASUS motherboard, would it be more logical to also go with an ASUS GPU?


As byogamingpc said, EVGA cards are known for their reliability and service. Since they're a company that distributes and develops after market coolers for Nvidia only, it's safe to say that they know more about how to handle Nvidia's technology more than anyone.

In terms of performance, they're all basically the "same", especially the reference models from each brand. If you opt for variants that offer after market cooling (EVGA's ACX, MSI's TwinFrozr, ASUS' DirectCU, Gigabyte's WindForce), there's very little difference between what these brands have to offer, in terms of performance. And when I say very little, we're talking about 3 or 5 frames at most. There's no way a GTX 770 from Brand A, can top a GTX 770 from Brand B by 10fps. The only factor that really makes them distinct from one another is the cooling technology they incorporate in their cards, power consumption, and of course, aesthetics.

ASUS DirectCU cards, are usually thick in height, because of the thick heatsink within the card itself. But they have smaller fans.
TwinFrozr cards isn't as thick as ASUS', but they have bigger, more powerful fans.
Windforce cards also isn't as thick, but they're usually longer than the rest because the cards have 3 fans on higher models (760 up)
ACX are just like Twin Frozr in terms of fan size, but you can definitely see that these cards have really great build quality.

It really depends on your personal preference.


byogamingpc said:
PcMe said:
jpmeneses21 said:
PcMe said:
byogamingpc said:
For overclocking I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 770 WF OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU9GOAE/ref=as_li_q... since it's the fastest and coolest running. Most people choose EVGA because of their reliability.


1. Is it better than the MSI, overclocking stability/friendly wise?
2. I have an ASUS motherboard, would it be more logical to also go with an ASUS GPU?


As byogamingpc said, EVGA cards are known for their reliability and service. Since they're a company that distributes and develops after market coolers for Nvidia only, it's safe to say that they know more about how to handle Nvidia's technology more than anyone.

In terms of performance, they're all basically the "same", especially the reference models from each brand. If you opt for variants that offer after market cooling (EVGA's ACX, MSI's TwinFrozr, ASUS' DirectCU, Gigabyte's WindForce), there's very little difference between what these brands have to offer, in terms of performance. And when I say very little, we're talking about 3 or 5 frames at most. There's no way a GTX 770 from Brand A, can top a GTX 770 from Brand B by 10fps. The only factor that really makes them distinct from one another is the cooling technology they incorporate in their cards, power consumption, and of course, aesthetics.

ASUS DirectCU cards, are usually thick in height, because of the thick heatsink within the card itself. But they have smaller fans.
TwinFrozr cards isn't as thick as ASUS', but they have bigger, more powerful fans.
Windforce cards also isn't as thick, but they're usually longer than the rest because the cards have 3 fans on higher models (760 up)
ACX are just like Twin Frozr in terms of fan size, but you can definitely see that these cards have really great build quality.

It really depends on your personal preference.


So if you had an ASUS motherboard, you'd go with ASUS? There is very little performance difference when it comes to cooling AND overclocking stability?


The ASUS cards are nice but usually overpriced. I tend to recommend EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI since they all perform well and have nice coolers but also have competitive prices.


Well yes, I already went over why I'm not going for EVGA (performance and features are the worst compared to all others) HOWEVER, do you think that I should go for ASUS or Gigabyte? I already explained what I needed. If you look at gigabyte it is clocked higher by over 10% out of the box and shows the best cooling and overclocking manageability than all of the other four (although you can say that MSI is clocked a bit higher but it's not even worth it). HOWEVER, ASUS would suit my ASUS motherboard better compatibility wise (meaning it works together better) and it has better and more features although doesn't handle overclocking better and isn't clocked higher out of the box as the Gigabyte. I'm not sure what to go for!!! When it comes to me, I'd go for ASUS because it looks as sexy as **** when it's on my ASUS maximus vi Formula and these amazing features... But gigabyte is.. well you know... performance and overclocking!


PC components are mostly, if not, are all interchangeable. In today's level of PC technology, generally, only the motherboard and the CPU should be compatible (AMD Mobo + AMD CPU, Intel Mobo + Intel CPU, you get the picture). Then you can get anything after you've decided which system you want to build on.

Don't worry too much about using a non-ASUS card on your ASUS motherboard. I have a Gigabyte motherboard, but I won't be using a Gigabyte card (I'm planning on getting an MSI card). If you think getting a non-ASUS card will affect performance, then you're mistaken. Just make sure that the PCI-E connector of the card, are compatible with your motherboard. I.e., if it's a PCI-E 3.0 card, you should plug it to a PCI-E 3.0 socket on your board for maximum performance.

But still, at the end of the day, it doesn't hurt IF you'll be getting an ASUS card. Because like I said, components are interchangeable regardless of the system (AMD or Intel) you have right now.

I'm not quite of an overclocker. As a matter of fact, I don't overclock at all. For me, the performance you gain does not justify the stress you put on your components. IMO, just get whichever card has the best overclock out of the box.
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August 30, 2013 10:40:53 AM

jpmeneses21 and fudoka711,
So you don't think the extra are worth it on the ASUS? Click on both of the links... BTW, what does the Kepler Architecture even mean, and why does ASUS have it but Gigabyte doesn't?
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