Conclusion and Rating
When reading through the marketing material from a manufacturer they are often keen to point out enhanced coolers and the like but more often than not the promises of improved build quality are not followed through. A cheap plastic shroud on a custom cooler, or noisy fans which actually make the card louder than reference. In the case of EVGA and their Superclocked card we are happy to report that the cooler used, and overall build quality, really are good. Right down to the improved bearings inside the fan and the end result is a card which runs cooler than the reference card, the competition and quieter too.
This great performance continues on into the power use too where EVGA are not far off the readings from a stock 770 but still manage to outperform the 7970 by some way, even when running their GPU at higher speeds. Gaming of course is the key use for a card like this and on that front we have some great results with the 770 SC being able to play all the latest games at 1920×1080 and maximum detail. The 770 SC is also able to compete well with the Radeon across all of these games, often exceeding the 7970 GHZ OC’s framerates and doing so while offering enhancements like PhysX as well as a superior stereoscopic 3D implementation.
There is actually very little to fault with this card, if anything it’s just the bundle as EVGA like many manufacturers insist on adding extra "fluff" which just adds waste. Does anyone really ever use stickers… or put up the posters? That said EVGA have priced the card very competitively and they do have an exceptional warranty which really does add extra value too. In fact it really is one of the best warranty plans around which makes the GTX 770 Superclocked a really well rounded product.
|EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked|
|Where to buy…|
|Novatech.co.uk – £349.99|