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Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 GC 2GB Review

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Overclocked GTX 770 from Galaxy

When NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 770 at the very end of May, we started to get in some retail samples from companies like Galaxy.  While our initial review looked at the reference models, other add-in card vendors are putting their own unique touch on the latest GK104 offering and Galaxy was kind enough to send us their GeForce GTX 770 2GB GC model that uses a unique, more efficient cooler design and also runs at overclocked frequencies. 

If you haven't yet read up on the GTX 770 GPU, you should probably stop by my first review of the GTX 770 to see what information you are missing out on.  Essentially, the GTX 770 is a full-spec GK104 Kepler GPU running at higher clocks (both core and memory speeds) compared to the original GTX 680.  The new reference clocks for the GTX 770 were 1046 MHz base clock, 1085 MHz Boost clock and a nice increase to 7.0 GHz memory speeds.

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Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 2GB GC Specs

The Galaxy GC model is overclocked with a new base clock setting of 1111 MHz and a higher Boost clock of 1163 MHz; both are about 6.5-7.0% higher than the original clocks.  Galaxy has left the memory speeds alone though keeping them running at 7.0 GHz effectively.

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Continue reading our review of the Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 2GB GC graphics card!!

Galaxy does a very good job on the retail appeal of its products giving you a lot of information at a quick glance on the box.  You can see the display connection configuration, memory capacity as well as the warranty very easily.

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The GTX 770 GC from Galaxy uses a custom cooler that utilizes a pair of fans that were specifically designed with fins that minimize noise during operation.  The shroud itself is built out of aluminum and has a pretty slick dark and smoky finish to it.

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The display configuration is the same as we found on the reference cards and includes a pair of DVI connections and full-size HDMI and DisplayPort options. 

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The back of the card is pretty standard with no memory on the rear of the PCB and no back plate to hide anything.  Galaxy did make some board layout design changes from the reference PCB including thru-board ventilation around the MOSFETs and high quality inductors that are shielded to maintain a clean power signal without the noisy coil whine.

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The Galaxy GTX 770 GC does support SLI with as many as three GTX 770 cards.

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Galaxy's GTX 770 GC cooler is built around four nickel-plated heat pipes that improve cooling efficiency.  Galaxy also kept the 8+6-pin power connection requirement.

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Inside the box, accessories are pretty minimal with the Galaxy card but that is standard practice it seems for all AICs today.  You get two power adapters (though if you need them perhaps its time to upgrade your PSU?) and an aging DVI to VGA converter (ditto here).

July 13, 2013 | 11:56 AM - Posted by 3dfxrain (not verified)

GC = Good/Great Character.

July 13, 2013 | 12:13 PM - Posted by deowll (not verified)

Ok, a stock computer is not likely to have a 600 watt power supply. So I guess a new power supply just might be in order.

August 1, 2013 | 08:03 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

How does this compare to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)?

August 12, 2013 | 11:10 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I got this card guys and running it on 1920 x 1080 its amazing so far, the FPS on 1080p is just amazing every game is maxed out with very high FPS and everything is smooth and crystal clear and to my surprise its actually very quiet too which is a very nice plus.

Highly recommended for anyone who is considering buying it, you won't be disappointed with the performance and quality. but the only issue I encountered is that the stickers on the fans have fallen off the card( probably due to heat) although I don't see that as a big problem as whats important is performance and stability. but just thought I'd mention it.

Good luck!

August 30, 2013 | 07:16 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

not having the same perfection you guys are getting , got my card and its been having trouble ever since i thought it was drivers and id wait it out but i cant run games on high or ultra gw2 runs slow at low setting and heaven benchmark crashes all temps on par and have fx 8350 and corsair ram with a 1050 watt psu

anyone got any ideas

September 1, 2013 | 03:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have the card and never had any of your issues it could be the driver you are running as recent Nvidia drivers have been problematic. but I'm using the 320.49 drivers and no problems at all, if you are using a different driver I would suggest that you install this driver and see how it goes.
hope it works well for you

if it still doesn't work, make sure you CPU isn't bottlenecking the card or anything like that.

October 1, 2013 | 03:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

no such things an AMD FX 8350 bottleneck with GTX 770 it could be your system problems.

July 24, 2014 | 07:49 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

can anyone tell me if this card GTX 770 better then the Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB

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