Solved

Best 770 for price to performance

Hey guys,

As the thread suggests I'm looking for the best 770 in terms of performance and price. I don't want to spend an extra £70 to get an extra 10mhz clock speed, but am fine with spending £25 to get a higher clock speed and better cooling.

Here are my options so far:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00D3XW8MO?cache=443aa0b2b7ce5f8c6056af32f3c41fc0&pi=AC_SX110_SY165&qid=1405120937&sr=8-5#ref=mp_s_a_1_5
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00D3ES1Q0?cache=443aa0b2b7ce5f8c6056af32f3c41fc0&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1405120937&sr=8-2#ref=mp_s_a_1_2
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00FBSCXME?cache=443aa0b2b7ce5f8c6056af32f3c41fc0&pi=SX200_QL40&qid=1405120937&sr=8-3#ref=mp_s_a_1_3

I was looking into the msi lightening as well but can't find it on any UK sites. Any links or suggestions would be much appreciated :)
15 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about 770 price performance
  1. Best out of the one you listed: Gigabyte GTX 770.
    Best GTX 770 overall: EVGA GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler.
  2. To be fully honest, yes the EVGA GTX 770 is the best overall due primarily to EVGA's stellar warranty service but I feel the Gigabyte GTX 770 is the best buy, as its a very strong performer for its price. It has 3 fans which means a larger cooling capacity which in turn relates to the fans spinning slower equal to less nice. This brings in a better OC ability, Gigabyte's PCB also helps in the OC's case. The only side not is not having a backplate for is large size but that hasn't bothered me as I currently own one. I can vouch that it's the most silent component in my system when idle and under load.
  3. Amazon is kind of misleading in that description. It lists GDDR5 at the top, but GDDR3 at the product description. I'm all confused now.

    Edit: looked up the model number elsewhere. It is GDDR5. Disregard.
  4. a msi lighting is golden for Extreme overclocking if your not overclocking high then forget about it. Evga will always give you a great warranty. acx cooler good also. For 50$ less you can get a r9 280x which offers similar performance or just skip to the r9 290 which is like a gtx 780.
  5. kunthakenthe said:
    a msi lighting is golden for Extreme overclocking if your not overclocking high then forget about it. Evga will always give you a great warranty. acx cooler good also. For 50$ less you can get a r9 280x which offers similar performance or just skip to the r9 290 which is like a gtx 780.


    The R9 280X is best if you have a budget Georgehillier although I would try and get an EVGA GTX 770.
  6. So the EVGA is best then? I was going to do an overclock, so would the EVGA still be best? It looks like a really nice card, but doesn't look like it's cooling is great to be honest, if anyone can prove me wrong then I'll be more than happy :)
  7. And what about the msi lightening? Is that better or worse than the EVGA? I can't seem to find it on any UK websites.
  8. Georgehillier said:
    So the EVGA is best then? I was going to do an overclock, so would the EVGA still be best? It looks like a really nice card, but doesn't look like it's cooling is great to be honest, if anyone can prove me wrong then I'll be more than happy :)

    Its cooling is on par with the Gigabyte's 3x Windforce. Both are actually the best in terms of cooling. The EVGA one overclocks a bit better than the Gigabyte's. The difference is really small though. You probably won't get an overclock high enough to matter. So take your pick. Be careful, there are EVGA cards that do NOT use the ACX cooler. This comparison only applies with the EVGA GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler.


    Georgehillier said:
    And what about the msi lightening? Is that better or worse than the EVGA? I can't seem to find it on any UK websites.

    All the GTX 770 cards are the exact same, except for the PCB and cooler. The cooling solution for MSI is no where near as good as the EVGA's or Gigabyte's.
  9. Alright, i've also been having a look at either of these 290
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00IB7OR26?cache=443aa0b2b7ce5f8c6056af32f3c41fc0&pi=AC_SX110_SY165&qid=1405154464&sr=8-13#ref=mp_s_a_1_13
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00HHIPM5Q?cache=443aa0b2b7ce5f8c6056af32f3c41fc0&pi=AC_SX110_SY165&qid=1405154464&sr=8-6#ref=mp_s_a_1_6

    The xfx is £30 cheaper, but is it worth getting to Windforce version for more money?

    With the 290 I'm just worried about heat, I don't want my room to get to boiling temperature because I'm playing a game! Noise isn't so much of a problem, as long as it doesn't whine then I don't care.
  10. ksham said:
    How about a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290?


    That's a good price for it!
    I found I could get the gigabyte windforce a bit cheaper http://www.ebuyer.com/614792-gigabyte-r9-290-4gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-gv-r929oc-4gd

    The gigabyte is £10 more, is it worth the extra cost compared to the sapphire card?
  11. Best answer
    No. The Sapphire cooler is better, but the Sapphire card is 40 megahertz slower. I still recommend it over Gigabyte's.

    See this review.
  12. ksham said:
    No. The Sapphire cooler is better, but the Sapphire card is 40 megahertz slower. I still recommend it over Gigabyte's.

    See this review.


    Thanks for the link, I'll probably go for the sapphire one as it says it has quieter fans, plus I prefer the look of it.

    I think spending an extra £50 to get the 290 instead of a 770 is well worth the cost as it outperforms it in all benchmarks!

    Thanks for all the help :)
  13. yes the r9 290 is like a gtx 780 so you'll get best performance and futureproofing with 4gb of vram now overclock that baby with the vapor x cooler. a msi twin frozor is also good to, and asus
  14. also xfx is not good for cooling so dont get them
Ask a new question

Read More

Speed Cooling Gaming Graphics Cards Nvidia