The Asus GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 has been in the market for a few months already. And just recently we were given a chance to test and play around with this graphics card. The GTX 770 belongs to the top tier or high end class graphics card, even though it is the only card in its class with a GK104 chip (commonly used by mainstream cards), unlike the 780, 780 Ti and Titan that are all based on GK110 chips. The GTX 770 can play modern day games, no doubt about that, since the GTX 760 can very much do the same. So today, let’s take a look on how much performance gain can we get with the Asus GTX 770-DC2OC-2GD5, if its still worth it considering its current price, what are the pros and cons and other details about the Asus GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II in this review.
Asus GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 Review
The Asus GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II is top tier card that is using the GK104 chip. Other cards using the same chip are GTX 760, 690, 680, 670 and 660 Ti. Higher-end cards like GTX 780, 780 Ti and Titan are using the more powerful GK110 chip. Just like most of Asus’ graphics card, it has a non-reference design cooler, called DirectCU II, offering a more effective cooling solution compared to the reference design.
The Asus GTX 770 DirectCU II, although comes with a factory overclock speed, can still be pushed further with the help of GPU Tweak and thanks to the DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power built into this graphics card. The OC edition features 1110 MHz Boost clock speed for better gaming performance at higher resolution and settings. Base clock is set to 1058 MHz with 1536 CUDA cores. It comes with 2GB GDDR5 with 7010MHz effective speeds at 256-bit interface. On the other hand, a reference NVIDIA GTX 770 features a base clock of 1046MHz and 1085MHz Boost. Overall, this card generally performs better than a reference NVIDIA GTX 770 GPU.
The Asus GTX 770 DirectCU II OC supports GeForce Experience GPU Boost, NVIDIA Adaptive V-Sync, PhysX, SLI support, 3D Vision, DirectX 11, and is fully compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1. It’s capable of supporting up to four different display monitors via the two DVI ports, DisplayPort and HDMI port.
Asus GTX 770-DC2OC-2GD5 Specifications
|Graphics Engine||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express 3.0|
|Graphics Processor||GK 104 (28nm)|
|CUDA Core (Shaders)||1536|
|Raster Operations Pipeline (ROP)||32|
|Engine Clock||GPU Boost Clock : 1110 MHz
GPU Base Clock : 1058 MHz
|Memory Size||2048MB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||1750MHz (7010 MHz Effective)|
|Interface||DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
|Power Consumption||up to 300W, 6+8 pin PCIe power required|
|Accessories||1 x Power cable|
|Software||ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver|
|ASUS Features||DirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
|Dimensions||10.7" x 5.2" x 1.6"|