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MSI Introduces its GeForce GTX 770 4 GB Graphics Card

MSI has announced a 4 GB version of its GTX 770 Gaming graphics card, which carries double the memory that the standard GTX 770 Gaming from MSI carries. Beyond the difference in memory, the card is identical to the original.

The card's GPU carries a base clock speed of 1137 MHz and a Boost clock speed of 1189 MHz. The 4 GB of GDDR5 memory runs at an effective speed of 7.0 GHz.

Cooling is taken care of by the TwinFrozr IV cooler, which on this particular card, is painted with a black and red theme. It uses a large aluminum fin stack, a number of heat pipes, and two 100 mm fans for cooling.

Pricing is expected to be around $450, though there is no word as to when the card will be available in stores.

Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • SNA3
    Actually we want the 6G GTX 780 cards :(
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  • CaedenV
    "a number of heat pipes"

    Well that is certainly useful information
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  • nitrium
    With the upcoming next-gen consoles having effectively 8GB of VRAM (although obviously no game will use that much, since the vram is shared with the rest of the system), 4GB should be useful imo to play upcoming console ports. Titan Fall, for example, is slated to use 5GB of VRAM, so even this card won't be able to handle the full-resolution textures of that particular title.
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  • nitrium
    duplicate
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  • nikoli707
    seems the ram in the xbox will be 8gb of gddr3 while the ps4 will be 8gb of gddr5, i can't seem to find an official bus width but i see specs saying 178gb/s on the ps4 while a tahiti based video card runs at well over 260gb/s ram speed. also keep in mind that part of this 8gb of ram in these system will be for the OS only, probably roughly 2gb to 3gb.
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  • jrstriker12
    Wonder how much difference 4GB will make vs. the 2GB version and is it's worth the extra cash. Most reviews of the normal 770 don't seem to indicate that ram is a bottleneck.
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  • SNA3
    11190794 said:
    Wonder how much difference 4GB will make vs. the 2GB version and is it's worth the extra cash. Most reviews of the normal 770 don't seem to indicate that ram is a bottleneck.

    4G is for three screens set up . or the coming 4K monitors (using Quad SLI ofc lol)

    2G is enough for 1 monitor running at 1920x1080.
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  • madogre
    A GTX 770 with 4GB of Vram is a waste, you get no benifit from having more then 2GB due to the 256bit memory bus. The 8GB of Vram in the consoles is probably as usless as tits on a boar, but we will have to wait and see.
    While we are at its a 780 with 6GB will give you the same as with 3GB, truth is the Titan only need 3GB as well 384bit memory bus just cant use the 6GB effectively.
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  • SNA3
    11190861 said:
    A GTX 770 with 4GB of Vram is a waste, you get no benifit from having more then 2GB due to the 256bit memory bus. The 8GB of Vram in the consoles is probably as usless as tits on a boar, but we will have to wait and see.
    While we are at its a 780 with 6GB will give you the same as with 3GB, truth is the Titan only need 3GB as well 384bit memory bus just cant use the 6GB effectively.

    Prove what you just said .
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  • MSI have been getting Great review on their video cards. I haven't really seen Asus or EVGA review for the 700 series.
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