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August 28, 2013 8:55:21 PM

I am choosing a brand for my GTX 770 GPU and I'm stuck between ASUS and Gigabyte. ASUS because I have an ASUS motherboard and many amazing features that no other GPU has BUT it has a lower overclocking capability compared to Gigabyte. Gigabyte is more powerful (even stock!) and is more fit and stable when it comes to overclocking. I AM planning to overclock but not sure on which one. Both of them are good choices but which one fits better for me? Is motherboard better capability (and look) and extra features that really help worth it over the extra performance that I COULD possibly match with ASUS (at least try)?

Also, for those who are going to jump out and yell grab EVGA, I'm simply not getting it just because of customer support... Its' features aren't as good and it's less powerful.

So, which GPU should I get? ASUS or Gigabyte?

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a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 28, 2013 9:07:12 PM
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I'd go with the Asus, they OC well and I like the cooling design
August 29, 2013 6:52:30 AM

Tradesman1 said:
I'd go with the Asus, they OC well and I like the cooling design


But Gigabyte has better performance out of the box and more stable overclocking ASUS doesn't... You looked at the specs, right?
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a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 29, 2013 8:30:35 AM

Guess it all depends on the card you get, I've been happy with the couple I've worked with
August 29, 2013 9:13:11 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Guess it all depends on the card you get, I've been happy with the couple I've worked with


I know but is Gigabyte really that much better when it comes to overclocking and performance than Asus? Look the specs!
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 29, 2013 3:39:25 PM

You obviously want the GigaByte, so go for it, specs are great on paper, but GPUs are no no different than CPUs and ones you read about in reviews are hand culled and sent out to the reviewers for their 'testing' and 'review', I tend to make suggestions based on what I've seen first hand during builds or with rigs I've upgraded or repaired....in general, I myself just prefer the Asus here
August 30, 2013 10:46:04 AM

Tradesman1 said:
You obviously want the GigaByte, so go for it, specs are great on paper, but GPUs are no no different than CPUs and ones you read about in reviews are hand culled and sent out to the reviewers for their 'testing' and 'review', I tend to make suggestions based on what I've seen first hand during builds or with rigs I've upgraded or repaired....in general, I myself just prefer the Asus here


Why do you prefer the ASUS? Also, I do not know which one I want more. ASUS for the features or Gigabyte for the Overclocking Stability...
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 30, 2013 2:45:42 PM

I like the cooling design (works well), they OC well, I use a lot of Asus GPUs and (most importantly, my clients are happy with them, no failures, look good, etc), I also use a lot of EVGA GPUs and GB is normally 3rd),,,,sort of like mobos, after working with a bunch of the Z77s, to me, it seemed like the Rock had the best handle on the chipset, so I leaned towards their mobos first, now with the Z87 it appears Asus has the best lock on the chipset, so I tend to look to Asus mobos first
August 30, 2013 4:11:58 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I like the cooling design (works well), they OC well, I use a lot of Asus GPUs and (most importantly, my clients are happy with them, no failures, look good, etc), I also use a lot of EVGA GPUs and GB is normally 3rd),,,,sort of like mobos, after working with a bunch of the Z77s, to me, it seemed like the Rock had the best handle on the chipset, so I leaned towards their mobos first, now with the Z87 it appears Asus has the best lock on the chipset, so I tend to look to Asus mobos first


Sure, but why do YOU choose ASUS? I mean, doesn't gigabyte have better overclocking capability? I don't know which one to go for lol
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 30, 2013 5:55:54 PM

Does it? How many have you worked with or are you basing everything you say on reviews, as you know or should know, most all reviews are done with cards that are hand culled by the manufacturer for their OC ability, same is true with CPUs, mobos, etc....

Get the GigaByte, it doesn't matter to me one way or the other, it sounds like you've made your decision, I've explained my reasoning, I prefer the card, I know if I order 6 of them I have faith that all will work well and keep my clients happy...the Gigabyte prob would also but seldom have people ask for them, so I don't use that many, what the customer wants comes first unless I have a decided opinion on it, in which case I will argue with them, but in the end it's their choice, with a few exceptions i.e. mobos, I build on Asus, the Rock and GB and that's it, no exceptions....if someone insists ona MSI mobo I just decline the build, it's not easy to walk away from an easy $100, but when I make a build I stand behind it, and won't do that with MSI they have poor QC and support, see too many DOAs, 30-60 day failures, etc, and don't want to get stuck with having to deal problems popping up shortly after delivery.

It's just me, same as you refuse EVGA - stating support problems, it's your preference, in the choice beween these two cards, Asus is my preference (and let's remember, YOU asked ;)  I answered :) 
August 30, 2013 6:27:01 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Does it? How many have you worked with or are you basing everything you say on reviews, as you know or should know, most all reviews are done with cards that are hand culled by the manufacturer for their OC ability, same is true with CPUs, mobos, etc....

Get the GigaByte, it doesn't matter to me one way or the other, it sounds like you've made your decision, I've explained my reasoning, I prefer the card, I know if I order 6 of them I have faith that all will work well and keep my clients happy...the Gigabyte prob would also but seldom have people ask for them, so I don't use that many, what the customer wants comes first unless I have a decided opinion on it, in which case I will argue with them, but in the end it's their choice, with a few exceptions i.e. mobos, I build on Asus, the Rock and GB and that's it, no exceptions....if someone insists ona MSI mobo I just decline the build, it's not easy to walk away from an easy $100, but when I make a build I stand behind it, and won't do that with MSI they have poor QC and support, see too many DOAs, 30-60 day failures, etc, and don't want to get stuck with having to deal problems popping up shortly after delivery.

It's just me, same as you refuse EVGA - stating support problems, it's your preference, in the choice beween these two cards, Asus is my preference (and let's remember, YOU asked ;)  I answered :) 


Its nice to see an expert standing by his rep and not caving in. I dont trust msi after that voltage tweaking expose on some graphics cards; That sort of stunt should really make people think; If they were honest heads should have rolled. Ten yrs ago ASrock had a dreadfull reputation for early death on Mboards, but they seem to have got over that and there offerings might not break records, but if you just want it to last and suffice they are a good option. The board I am using now is an asrock 775 vsta board, that has been in heavy use for 7 yrs.
Many people on this forum have pointed out gpu's seem to die young now, esp. Invidia- I believe this is because the accepted end life of a build has shrunk to 3-4 yrs and clocks have become more aggressive with higher temps considered acceptable. I have a 7600 gt that runs fine. a 6800 gt . . .well past there time but still useable. I would buy the asus and not go past 10% of the reference clock, because my experience over time tells me any further will drasticly shorten this expensive hardwares life, and I want my nephew to enjoy it in 4 yrs time.
Sorry if thats boring but I want my moneys worth.
Oh, and by suffice for asrock boards, I dont mean be a long way behind like the one I use was, but be so close to the competition it doesnt really matter. Most users are either satisfied, or not satisfied. 1 or 2 % wont alter this feeling.
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 30, 2013 8:23:01 PM

And do you remember the P67 fiasco, all the mobo recalled and sales halted due to the SATA controller problem (all manufacturers) on the re-release of the P67 mobos, MSI used (they say overly tight), I say extremely tight to the point of being called defective DRAM slots, there were complaints galore, reviews at the Egg and elsewhere, about new rigs going into power on power off loops from these slots, yet if you called support and told them what was happening - every time they would tell you they had never heard of anything like that, and often blamed the RAM, they knew about it the whole time, but never recalled or halted sales on any of the models, think it was in 5 separate models)...Almost deja vu with their Z87s the 45 and 65 have had numerous instances of bad DRAM slots, no where near as severe as it was with the P67, but just an example of poor QC
August 30, 2013 9:14:50 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Does it? How many have you worked with or are you basing everything you say on reviews, as you know or should know, most all reviews are done with cards that are hand culled by the manufacturer for their OC ability, same is true with CPUs, mobos, etc....

Get the GigaByte, it doesn't matter to me one way or the other, it sounds like you've made your decision, I've explained my reasoning, I prefer the card, I know if I order 6 of them I have faith that all will work well and keep my clients happy...the Gigabyte prob would also but seldom have people ask for them, so I don't use that many, what the customer wants comes first unless I have a decided opinion on it, in which case I will argue with them, but in the end it's their choice, with a few exceptions i.e. mobos, I build on Asus, the Rock and GB and that's it, no exceptions....if someone insists ona MSI mobo I just decline the build, it's not easy to walk away from an easy $100, but when I make a build I stand behind it, and won't do that with MSI they have poor QC and support, see too many DOAs, 30-60 day failures, etc, and don't want to get stuck with having to deal problems popping up shortly after delivery.

It's just me, same as you refuse EVGA - stating support problems, it's your preference, in the choice beween these two cards, Asus is my preference (and let's remember, YOU asked ;)  I answered :) 


No, I am disregarding all the reviews because they're all pretty much the same (5 eggs, all positive). I'm looking at the specs.
I also haven't made my decision yet, but I'd get the ASUS in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the following.

Here is why I believe the Gigabyte has better Overclocking ability:

Gigabyte has higher clock rate out of the box.
Asus- Core Clock: 1058MHz, Boost Clock: 1110 MHz
Gigabyte- Core Clock: 1137MHz, Boost Clock: 1189 MHz

Features (makes overclocking friendly):

OC GURU LL
The brand-new instinctive user interface makes it easy to monitor and adjust all important settings. Users can set up MONITORING, GPU CLOCK, MEMORY CLOCK, FAN, GPU VOLTAGE, Memory VOLTAGE, OSD, ONLINE SUPPORT and update driver, BIOS directly.

ULTRA-DURABLE VGA
Powered by the ultra-durable VGA technology, this card delivers enhanced overall performance you can see and feel in everyday use. The ultra-durable VGA card doubles the copper inner layer of PCB, achieving GPU temperature 5%~10% down. It also reduces voltage ripples in normal and transient states (achieving overclocking capability 10%~30% up), allows more bandwidth for electron passage, and reduces circuit impedance (achieving power switching loss 10%~30% down).

On top of that, it has the NEW WINDFORCE 3X 2 SLOT 450W COOLING SYSTEM

Now, I don't really know which cooling system is better, the Gigabyte Windforce or the DIRECTCU II?

I'm not leaning towards Gigabyte, I may repeat. I'm simply saying why I am CONSIDERING it over ASUS.

I will list why I am also considering ASUS:

First of all, you're WAY more experienced than me in this and you're saying that ASUS is a better card because you "like the cooling design (works well), they OC well, I use a lot of Asus GPUs and (most importantly, my clients are happy with them, no failures, look good, etc)".

ALSO

It has the GPU Tweak Ability which you can say ALSO makes it Overclocking friendly... Although maybe the ULTRA-DURABLE VGA is better...


Not really sure lol and I'm confused as hell
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 30, 2013 11:13:14 PM

Hold on, now you're trying to put words in my mouth, and sarcasm will get you nowhere - I said I'd go with the Asus (and gave reasons why) I didn't say or declare it the better card - I also never said a thing about GPU Tweak Ability - I simply said it OCs well

But if looking for the BEST GTX770 you could look at the opinions of others too, the EVGA 02G-P4-2774-KR is the best selling 770 out there, and users from the Egg rate it the highest, they rate the Asus second best (also shows the second most reviews), then comes the 2GB GigaByte
August 31, 2013 8:24:39 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Hold on, now you're trying to put words in my mouth, and sarcasm will get you nowhere - I said I'd go with the Asus (and gave reasons why) I didn't say or declare it the better card - I also never said a thing about GPU Tweak Ability - I simply said it OCs well

But if looking for the BEST GTX770 you could look at the opinions of others too, the EVGA 02G-P4-2774-KR is the best selling 770 out there, and users from the Egg rate it the highest, they rate the Asus second best (also shows the second most reviews), then comes the 2GB GigaByte


No, I wasn't using Sarcasm, I was just copying and pasting the features which were in upper case titles, that's all. But you said I should STAY AWAY from reviews and look at the card ability?
"You obviously want the GigaByte, so go for it, specs are great on paper, but GPUs are no no different than CPUs and ones you read about in reviews are hand culled and sent out to the reviewers for their 'testing' and 'review', I tend to make suggestions based on what I've seen first hand during builds or with rigs I've upgraded or repaired."

All I want you to do is tell me which one has a better overclocking solution and is faster, IGNORING the reviews.
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 31, 2013 8:52:27 AM

It will all depend on the individual card you get - just like CPUs they are all individual might get a GB that's a dog and is stuck where it arrives or might get one that's considered GOLDEN that can OC even higher and remain stable, same with CPUs - some may only be able to OC to 42 while others might run nice and stable at 48-49, to semi quote an article on the differences - what you actually get is the luck of the draw (in effect the one they pull off the shelf for YOUR individual purchase
August 31, 2013 9:03:37 AM

Tradesman1 said:
It will all depend on the individual card you get - just like CPUs they are all individual might get a GB that's a dog and is stuck where it arrives or might get one that's considered GOLDEN that can OC even higher and remain stable, same with CPUs - some may only be able to OC to 42 while others might run nice and stable at 48-49, to semi quote an article on the differences - what you actually get is the luck of the draw (in effect the one they pull off the shelf for YOUR individual purchase


Ok, can you at least tell me which cooling solution is better? Winforce 3X or DirectCU II?
Also, Gigabyte mentions that it has the Nividia adaptive vertical sync, and Asus doesn't. Don't all GTX 700s have it?
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
August 31, 2013 1:57:31 PM

Cooling - asked and answered - the Asus - cooler and not as loud

GB mentions - which is nice, but it's simply a feature that comes with the GPU (all 770s have it - it's controlled through the nVidia software)
September 1, 2013 9:21:59 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Cooling - asked and answered - the Asus - cooler and not as loud

GB mentions - which is nice, but it's simply a feature that comes with the GPU (all 770s have it - it's controlled through the nVidia software)


The Asus has better cooling solution?
September 1, 2013 10:01:41 AM

To be fair, both are very good vendors. I would go for what is best for your budget, you won't be dissapointed by either. (well thats from my experience)
October 14, 2013 3:31:40 PM

PcMe said:
Tradesman1 said:
I'd go with the Asus, they OC well and I like the cooling design


But Gigabyte has better performance out of the box and more stable overclocking ASUS doesn't... You looked at the specs, right?


Gigabyte is better i can proove they oc better than asus...asus is having lots probs at moment in time with faulty goods.....not performing to specs asus gets to hot no good for long term use. gigabyte runs cool better for longer life hardware.
a c 644 Ĉ ASUS
October 14, 2013 3:38:22 PM

Fine - yea rah go GB.... my preference remains Asus in this instance and it comes not from reading but from wotrking with a number of the cards as well as a number of the GB cards...all I can do is offer suggestions, you will choose whatever you choose ;) 
December 22, 2013 12:07:36 PM

Khoulrex said:
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