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<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Last week we took a look a&nbsp;selection of semi-custom and custom GTX 770 cards. Based on NVIDIA&rsquo;s otherwise &ldquo;small and unassuming&rdquo; Kepler workhorse GPU, GK104, we found that due to NVIDIA&rsquo;s pushing GK104 so hard on the stock configuration, there wasn&rsquo;t quite as much overclocking headroom as usual left in the design. As a result GTX 770 cards end up performing quite similar to each other even with factory overclocks thrown into the mix. This does make it a bit harder for NVIDIA&rsquo;s partners to stand apart in a crowded field, but ultimately their products could still differentiate themselves based on card/cooler design, warranties, and other value added aspects.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Today we&rsquo;ll be looking at the opposite end of the spectrum with custom cards based&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-760-review" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(34, 149, 171);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">on NVIDIA&rsquo;s GeForce GTX 760</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">. Still based on GK104, GTX 760 is NVIDIA&rsquo;s low-end GK104 SKU targeted towards high graphical quality 1080p gaming. Compared to GTX 770 it operates at lower clockspeeds and with fewer SMXes, lower TDPs, and comes in at a much lower MSRP of $250. The lower clockspeeds of GTX 760 mean that partners have a bit more headroom to play with for factory overclocks, but like the GTX 770 that performance needs to be backed up with a solid design and good value added functionality if it&rsquo;s to start apart in what&rsquo;s an equally crowded market.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Today we&rsquo;ll be looking two such cards, once again coming from EVGA and Gigabyte. Both are fully custom cards pairing factory overclocks with custom coolers and custom software, so both vendors come into this on relatively equal footing.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/7398/the-geforce-gtx-760-roundup-evga-and-gigabyte-compared" target="_blank">Read more...</a></span></p>

Following the three GeForce GRX 780 graphics cards, we are ready to introduce to you the GTX 770 based products from EVGA, Inno3D and MSI.

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<p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Let&rsquo;s meet three Hi-End graphics cards with proprietary designs that use the same graphics processor inside. Today we will talk about products from EVGA, Gigabyte and Inno3D, as well as sum up all.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/geforce-gtx-780-evga-gigabyte-inno3d.html" target="_blank">Read more...</a></span></p>
<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: small;">Although it admittedly sounds derogatory at first, &ldquo;small and unassuming&rdquo; has become a good way to describe NVIDIA&rsquo;s GK104 GPU. Unlike in past generations where NVIDIA&rsquo;s high-end workhorse and flagship GPU were one in the same, for most of the lifespan of Kepler it has been GK104, not GK110, that has been the company&rsquo;s high-end workhorse, being used in&nbsp; products spanning from $200 cards to $500 cards. At under 300mm2, GK104 products have proven capable of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">beating</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;and/or&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">tying&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">AMD&rsquo;s contemporary (and comparably more complex) products, which although a very good outcome for NVIDIA is certainly not the one we would have expected going into this generation.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: small;">At the same time however, GK104 being NVIDIA&rsquo;s high-end workhorse has led to some unusual outcomes as NVIDIA attempts to pace themselves over the complete generation. Rather than scale down the more expensive GK110 GPU and its assorted products, NVIDIA has scaled up GK104 to keep their product lines fresh while continuing to hold off AMD, which is something they&rsquo;ve never done before in this manner. This is especially evident in GeForce GTX 770, a very potent product that has seen NVIDIA release the first video card with 7GHz GDDR5, while in the process sacrificing some of their hard earned efficiency gains to reach their lofty performance goals. As a result of this GTX 770 is a product that is being pushed close to its limits right out of the box.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: small;">We bring this issue up because when it comes time to talk about custom vendor cards &ndash; as we&rsquo;ll be doing today &ndash; it puts NVIDIA&rsquo;s partners in an interesting and somewhat difficult position. Partners typically set their products apart by a combination of coolers, factory overclocking, and value added extras such as software and support. With NVIDIA pushing GTX 770 so hard partners aren&rsquo;t getting access to the same lofty headroom that they enjoy in other products (e.g. GTX 780), which means GTX 770 ends up being a bit more constricting for the partners. To be sure there&rsquo;s still room for them to maneuver on the clockspeed front, but when it comes to customizing GTX 770 a factory overclock isn&rsquo;t going to make as much of an impact here.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: small;">With that in mind, today we&rsquo;ll be looking at three such customized GTX 770 cards, from EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI. All of these are semi-custom and fully custom cards pairing factory overclocks with custom coolers and custom software, so all three vendors are playing all three angles. How do these three partners set apart their products, especially in light of the constraints we just mentioned? Let&rsquo;s find out.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/7392/the-geforce-gtx-770-roundup-evga-gigabyte-and-msi-compared" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">Read more...</span></a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">&nbsp;</p>
<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Looking at the launch of the GeForce GTX 780 in retrospect, one of the more unusual aspects of the 780 was just how close NVIDIA let their lower-tier GK110 card get to the upper-tier GTX Titan. GTX 780 was able to deliver 90% of GTX Titan&rsquo;s performance, but did so at just 65% of the price of GTX Titan.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Now a 10% performance gap is a fairly common gap for high-end NVIDIA cards. The price gap on the other hand is clearly wider than normal. For example, in the last generation the GTX 680 and GTX 670 were separated by roughly the same performance gap, but the GTX 670 came in at 80% the price of the GTX 680, not 65%. Ultimately NVIDIA&rsquo;s &ldquo;prosumer&rdquo; positioning made Titan a very expensive card for gaming, with the end result being that the more strictly gaming focused GTX 780 could deliver very similar performance at a much lower price tag.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">But the more interesting outcome of this performance/price disparity is how easy it is to close the performance gap against the much more expensive GTX Titan through overclocking. In the big picture 10% between tiers is almost nothing, and as we&rsquo;ve already seen&nbsp;GTX 780 can more than make up that last 10% in overclocking. NVIDIA&rsquo;s partners are of course well aware of this fact, and as the partners traditionally do, factory overclocked cards were a foregone conclusion. And with such a narrow gap between GTX 780 and GTX Titan, those factory overclocked cards should have little trouble matching GTX Titan.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Today we&rsquo;re taking a quick look at one of those cards, EVGA&rsquo;s GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX. The 780SC ACX is a fairly traditional card for EVGA, filling in as the company&rsquo;s standard first-tier factory overclocked card. With the GTX 780 Superclocked EVGA has rolled out two variations of this card, the first variation being an overclocked version of the reference card, and the latter being a semi-custom design with the company&rsquo;s new ACX cooler.</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 13px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arimo, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/7356/capsule-review-evga-geforce-gtx-780-superclocked-acx" target="_blank">Read more...</a></span></p>

Today we are going to compare current graphics cores available in the new desktop processors for Socket FM2 and LGA 1150 platforms. In our today’s test session we will have AMD Radeon HD 8670D, HD 8670D, HD 8570D, HD 8570D and HD 8470D from A10, A8 and A6 processors of the Richland family and Intel HD Graphics 4600 from Core i5 processors of the Haswell generation.

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Let’s take a closer look at the first two GeForce GTX 780 based graphics cards. We will talk about their features and functionality, thermal performance, noise levels and overclocking potential. The performance segment will focus on the 2-way SLI speed.

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Today we are going to talk about six contemporary professional graphics accelerators for CAD, 3D modeling and design applications. They are AMD FirePro W8000, AMD FirePro W7000, NVIDIA Quadro K5000, NVIDIA Quadro K4000, NVIDIA Quadro K2000 and NVIDIA Quadro K600.

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Today we are going to talk about company’s proprietary GeForce GTX 760 based graphics accelerators from MSI, Palit and Zotac. We will talk about their unique feature and functionality, efficiency and noise level of their cooling systems as well as overclocking potential. We will also test GeForce GTX 760 SLI performance in a race against GeForce GTX 780.

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Let’s find out which one is the best of the five: the Radeon HD from Asus, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI or Sapphire. We will also run some tests in CrossFireX mode.


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