Nvidia GTX 770 Graphics Card Cooler Identical to Reference GTX 680
Ryan Martin+ / 11 months ago
You may have already seen the news that Nvidia has just launched its GTX 780 graphics card at an eSports event, this was followed by some “leaked” benchmarks online that showed the GTX 780 is roughly 20% faster than the GTX 680. Now we have a view of what the GTX 770 will look like. We already know that it will be a rebranded GTX 680, as we already detailed here, but much speculation pointed to the GTX 770 being based off that “GTX Titan” style cooler.
As you can see from the image above, which is of an Nvidia reference GTX 770 branded by PNY, the GTX 770 is not only the same as the GTX 680 in terms of its raw design but it also uses a totally identical reference cooler. The only difference between the GTX 770 and the GTX 680 is a more refined GPU design which apparently allows for higher overclocks and a higher stock memory clock of 7GHz effective. As a result it will be around 5-10% faster than a stock GTX 680 and have a price point of approximately $399-$449.
The GTX 770 is expected to launch on May 31st, 2013. What are your thoughts on the GTX 770′s design? Does the thought of being able to get a GTX 680 equivalent for about $50-$100 less make up for the fact it is just a rebrand?