In case you haven’t noticed, this has been a busy week for hardware releases. Intel’s Haswell-E analysis was published yesterday and I’m currently on the next one for AMD’s Radeon R9 285. While I was buried in these two, I noticed that I was seeing a big price drop on the Geforce GTX770 Twin Frozr 2GB from MSI. I didn’t get any press notices about this, so I’ll dive in as quickly as possible, as it looks like the promotion will end pretty soon. MSI has clearly been talking to a few online retailers and they’ve apparently worked out a plan to slash the price of the GTX770 Gaming to just R3999.
For those of you who don’t know about it already, the GTX770 is essentially a tweaked version of the old GTX680, which you can’t find very easily these days. It has more memory bandwidth thanks to some superb 7.0GHz DDR5 chips onthe 256-bit bus and it still shares the same GK104 core as the GTX680. It still has 1536 CUDA cores based on the Kepler architecture and the Gaming Twin Frozr version comes with clock speeds of 1098MHz stock, 1150MHz boost and 7010MHz for the memory.
With the high memory clock speeds, it churns in a respectable amount of memory bandwidth at 224GB/s, enough to make a Radeon R9 280X worry a little. It’s easily one of Nvidia’s best GPUs ever made and it’s a good fit for gaming at 1080p or 1440p, with some lowered settings for the higher resolution to maintain 60 frames per second.
You can purchase the card at the promotional price of R3999 at these online stores:
The promotion will apply while stocks last. Titan-Ice’s offering notes that the deal lasts until the end of today, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets extended a bit to clear out more stock. Evetech’s offering is the best out of the lot, because you also get a free MSI mousepad with the graphics card, which also comes with a free copy of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.