GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II Launched by ASUS

Not as fast as some might expect, but still factory overclocked

By on May 31st, 2013 12:22 GMT

The reference GeForce GTX 770 graphics card from NVIDIA operates at 1,046 MHz / 1,085 MHz, but ASUS was not satisfied with that.

That is why it factory overclocked the GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II, knowing that the dual-fan cooler could handle the extra heat.

Thus, the GPU, with its 1,536 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs, and 32 ROPs, runs at up to 1,110 MHz.

The 2 GB of GDDR5 are left alone though (7 GHz over a 256-bit memory interface).

The GPU Tweak graphics card tuning utility allows owners to further affect clocks through a user-friendly interface.

As for the cooler itself, it has all-copper heatpipes (direct-touch) and sound-suppressing dual 80mm fans. It should keep things 20% cooler than normal.

For those who haven't guessed, the base clock of the newcomer is 1,059 MHz.