Zotac’s GTX 770 Extreme Edition Detailed
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
Zotac’s Extreme Edition graphics cards are always highly sought after in the industry thanks to their bolstered cooling solutions and highly tuned VRM/power componentry. Zotac has recently launched its latest Extreme Edition card, the GTX 770 Extreme Edition, and Expreview have been lucky enough to review it.
Like previous Zotac Extreme Edition cards we will probably only see Chinese/Asian availability. Like previous Extreme Edition cards it features a slightly updated Zotac Gamer force cooler.
It boasts a backplate to keep all the power componentry and memory chips cool.
On the PCB we have an impressive 12 (8+3+1) phase VRM with noise free chokes, conductive polymer, tantalum capacitors, three proadilizers, International Rectifier PowIRstage driver-MOSFETs, CHiL CHL8318 (8 Phase) and CHL 8214-03 (4 phase) chips to control the VRM.The Zotac GTX 770 Extreme Edition ships with clock speeds of 1150MHz core, 1202MHz boost and 7.2GHz memory. There is a provided DIP-switch for an LN2 OTP mode that removes Nvidia limits so you can really go for it with the overclocking. Finally there is support for an “OC+ module” with an internal USB connection to control clocks, voltages and so on. Voltage measurement points are also included on the PCB.
As mentioned already availability will probably be only in Asian and will be limited quantities, furthermore pricing is expected to be very high -probably closing in on GTX 780 levels.
Images courtesy of Expreview.