As expected, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 finds itself between the GeForce GTX 680 and GTX 780 in terms of performance, yet it is closer to the former than to the latter. And the GeForce GTX 780 enjoys a larger advantage in the heavier 3DMark scenes.
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition performs successfully in 3DMark. Released about a year and a half ago, the AMD card (we all remember about its rebranding, of course) is just as good as Nvidia's newcomer.
Unigine Valley Bench
We’ve got a somewhat different picture in the Unigine Valley benchmark. The GeForce GTX 770 is again in between the GTX 680 and GTX 780. Overclocking helps it get closer to the latter card but not catch up with it, as opposed to the overclocked GeForce GTX 780 in its competition with the GTX Titan we watched in our earlier review. As for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, it is only competitive when antialiasing is turned on.
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
Adding 9-13% to the frame rate of the GTX 680, the GeForce GTX 770 still cannot allow Nvidia to compete with AMD in this rather old game. It’s different in the newer Metro series game as you will learn shortly, but here the GeForce GTX 770 can’t overtake the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition even when overclocked.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai
The GeForce GTX 770 doesn’t take long to revenge. It is 6-7% faster than the GeForce GTX 680 in this game. Compared to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, it delivers the same performance in the AA-less mode and wins with 8x MSAA. The GeForce GTX 780 is up to 25% ahead of its junior cousin. Our overclocking only helps to narrow this gap to 15-20%.
We see the same picture as in the previous game except that the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition doesn’t slow down with enabled antialiasing.
The GeForce GTX 770 is 7-10% ahead of the GeForce GTX 680, which is very good considering the lower price of the new card. Owners of the GeForce GTX 780 shouldn’t worry that they have paid too much because their card is always faster, even when the GeForce GTX 770 is overclocked.