PNY GTX770 Unboxing Comment Thread

The Pny GTX770 is an amazing card even with stock clocks but is it a true contender, only time will tell.

http://realhardwarereviews.com/pny-gtx-770-2gb-unboxing/

Leave your questions and comments in this thread.

Thank you

Looking pretty nicely! The complete black design is not bad and with there fans users can really have a good reason to hope for quiet operation even w/o any watercooling. Of course the reference board (not cooling) allow usage of standard waterblocks, witch is very good news for every potentional buyer.

PNY is quite long in the bussiness and I would, even with my skepticism, somewhat believe that they mean bussiness with the warranty. That is because I would like to add, that I have two older PNY 6800 cards (6800GT AGP, 6800GS PCIE) and both are working well for me even after all the years. I had my skepticism on the AGP version and suspected it for it's caps getting old/bad, yet it was cleared of all charges when same problems arise with different and completely recapped card with new caps.

So time would tell, but previous experience with PNY means something.

Congratulations for Soul for new, nicely looking place and we see, how the standard stock clocked PNY will go against gaming edging MSI GTX 770 😉

PS. mentioning the not extended height of the card/cooling over the PCB (hence the card is a inch longer, but not a milimeter higher) probably did not interest users with big cases, but if someone is trying to fit a powerfull graphic card into a small build, then these people should definitively care a lot. I had to took the nicely looking black end of the Accelero S1 rev. 2 heatsink off it, just to fit that monstercooling into old thin Eurocase:
http://forums.realhardwarereviews.com/repair-guides-diy/accelero-s1-rev-2-and-installing-noiseblocker-fan/
Therefore size is definitively a concern and given that even really microATX boards can run A-8 6600K overclocked to 4.7GHz, such as this ASRock FM2A85X-ITX mobo does: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6555/FM2A85X-ITX(l).jpg
Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/5652z7
…then people might be inclined to accompany such speedy CPU with adequate graphic card and that could run into the size limits of proposed (or imagined) case.

I myself always find in trouble, when trying to fit too much into too small box - whatever it is a computer or some DIY tool.

Good to see the lifetime warranty is still carried out there, most have gotten out of that business.

Although I like multi-fan units, when dealing with SLI you need a well ventilated case so you don't create heat pockets inside.

Overall good job PNY, one of my favorite board partners.

-Shiver

nice unboxing…I'm assuming that this card comes with an SLI connector as well, it wasn't mentioned, i'm assumiung as you got a gimped retail product that it was just overlooked.

-Mav

@maverick_brent:

nice unboxing…I'm assuming that this card comes with an SLI connector as well, it wasn't mentioned, i'm assumiung as you got a gimped retail product that it was just overlooked.

-Mav

Shockingly no
PACKAGE INCLUDES
• GeForce® GTX 770 2GB graphics card
• Quick Installation Guide
• Installation DVD, which includes:

  • Detailed installation guide
  • NVIDIA® Graphics Drivers
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® Demos
  • PhysX™ System Software
    • DVI-to-VGA adapter
    -Y Adapter Cable

@Soullessone21:

@maverick_brent:

nice unboxing…I'm assuming that this card comes with an SLI connector as well, it wasn't mentioned, i'm assumiung as you got a gimped retail product that it was just overlooked.

-Mav

Very surprising, although personally I know I have a few of these lying around. Never did try oit crossfire or sli..not much of an issue, just a pain if you have to purchase this  after spending 600+ on two cards…

Anyhow great unboxing!

Shockingly no
PACKAGE INCLUDES
• GeForce® GTX 770 2GB graphics card
• Quick Installation Guide
• Installation DVD, which includes:

  • Detailed installation guide
  • NVIDIA® Graphics Drivers
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® Demos
  • PhysX™ System Software
    • DVI-to-VGA adapter
    -Y Adapter Cable

SLI bridges usually come with your motherboard, crossfire bridges come with your video cards.

Considering that this is cheapest of the 770 card… how much the SLI bridge cost anyway? It should not be that much... looked and 3 way cost 12:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0080VA9E8/ref=asc_df_B0080VA9E82790530?ie=UTF8&condition=new&tag=pgmp-391-01-20&creative=395169&creativeASIN=B0080VA9E8&linkCode=asm

...2 card one 20:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EA13I5E/ref=asc_df_B00EA13I5E2871242?smid=A24ENBDSDA1OD3&tag=pgmp-469-01-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395109&creativeASIN=B00EA13I5E

Probably there could be even cheaper alternatives (eBay seen under 😎 ... and as John mentioned, the PNY is usually 10 bucks bellow other cards, so maybe this is the little setback there for the SLI users? It is probably concluded, that the SLI users are minority, that need to buy own SLI adapter when they are going by this path.

@trodas:

Considering that this is cheapest of the 770 card… how much the SLI bridge cost anyway? It should not be that much... looked and 3 way cost 12:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0080VA9E8/ref=asc_df_B0080VA9E82790530?ie=UTF8&condition=new&tag=pgmp-391-01-20&creative=395169&creativeASIN=B0080VA9E8&linkCode=asm

...2 card one 20:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EA13I5E/ref=asc_df_B00EA13I5E2871242?smid=A24ENBDSDA1OD3&tag=pgmp-469-01-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395109&creativeASIN=B00EA13I5E

Probably there could be even cheaper alternatives (eBay seen under 😎 ... and as John mentioned, the PNY is usually 10 bucks bellow other cards, so maybe this is the little setback there for the SLI users? It is probably concluded, that the SLI users are minority, that need to buy own SLI adapter when they are going by this path.

Thats a great point Trodas, they did have to cut some corners some where to keep the cost low but what amazed me was the card can OC well and runs very cold in SLI.

PS I will reply to your PM soon been so busy with many things 🙂

NP, I can wait 😉
And the percentual number of SLI users could probably not justify adding the SLI bridge - after all, GTX 770 is quite fast card, if we discard this ridiculously expensive Titan and did not dwellve into the new Ti experiments to retake the crown, then second fastest from nVidia offerings. So there is a reason to believe that only few percent of users buy this card for SLI, and when they do, they add the extra bucks…

Cannot find something reliable on the internet, about the percentage number of SLI users to back up my argument, found only:
"considering the (relatively) low percentage of overall users who actually purchase SLI systems"
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/513988/the-sad-truth-about-sli-and-crossfire-for-that-matter-/

And on the other hand, a 20% of SLI users:
http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=34326
(10% Crossfire, 70% single card - Voters: 423, hardly any representative chunk of population)

I would call that safe bet is around 5 to 15% of SLI users, where around or under 5 it will be there (Eastern Europe) and close to the 15% is will be in the Western Europe, USA, Canada I quess.
(working with computers since 1990, never saw a SLI setup myself in normal home user, few in some lanparty "geeks" but that it is - so from my experience it will be under 1%, but that is not representing the rest of the world and it would be foolish to ever assume that)

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