ASUS DirectCU II OC GeForce GTX 770
Rewarding Graphics Power
NVIDIA’s Kepler series GPUs provide users with arguably the best graphics performance yet in the world of computer games. ASUS’ DirectCU II OC GeForce GTX 770 is one of the best performance graphics cards that can significantly improve the performance of your computer when playing today’s highly intensive games.
Like all GTX 770 based cards, it uses the GK106 architecture that is more powerful than previous generations by leaps and bounds. Statistically, this card come with a base GPU and memory clock speed of 1059MHz and 1753MHz respectively, making the GTX 770 powerful and capable of handling demanding programs.
In terms of connectivity ports, the GTX 770 comes with all the standards that you might expect, including two DVI/D, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connector. There are also two SLI connectors on top of the GTX 770, allowing the card to support up to threeor even four-way multi-GPU setups should you require even more graphics power.
To test the GTX 770, we used our standard lineup of benchmarks that include both, synthetic and real world tests. Beginning with 3DMark, we used the program’s FireStrike test and the card managed scores of 6,800 and 3,396, respectively for the Performance and Extreme tests, which is pretty good. Following that, we ran 3DMark11 as well and the card managed to produce an impressive score of 10,360. Next in line was Unigine’s Heaven, that tests the tessellation capabilities of a card and we found that this graphics card scored an average of 55.5 FPS (frames per second). Though the performance of the card may not be as high as its bigger brothers like the GTX 780 or even the TITAN, the GTX 770 already provides users with great performance.
Coming to our real world tests, we used a combination of games such as Crysis 3, DiRT 3, and Batman: Arkham City to gauge the card. With Crysis 3 the card managed to attain an average of 24FPS at Very High settings with 4x TXAA. DiRT 3 on the other hand had a healthy average of 126.76 FPS and Batman: Arkham City had a good average of 54FPS. These scores show that the GTX 770 can indeed handle the latest games without too many problems.
Also wanting to see how well the GTX 770 can be overclocked, we pushed its GPU and memory clock a 100MHz more. To gauge its improvements we ran our 3DMark and Crysis 3 tests again. This time the 3DMark FireStrike suite recorded a score of 7,147 points, which is a pretty big jump in performance. Following that, we booted Crysis 3 again and managed to get an average of 29FPS at Very High settings with 4x TXAA.
Having completed our tests, we can say that ASUS’ DirectCU II OC GeForce GTX 770 is indeed a powerful graphics card that can handle today’s latest games. If you are in need of a powerful graphics card and also have a bit of cash to spare; reward yourself with this graphics card.
Our results show that this graphics card is capable of handling the latest games