Inno3D GeForce GTX 770 iChill preview: speedy

In late May, Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 770. We've already tested cards from ASUS, MSI and Zotac, but today we will put the Inno3D GeForce GTX 770 iChill to the test, and compare its price and performance to the four others.

The Inno3D GeForce GTX 770 iChill has the same HerculeZ X3 Ultra cooler we saw last month on the Inno3D GeForce GTX 780 iChill. This gigantic cooler measures 30 x 10cm and the card takes up three slots. The two large aluminium heatsinks are connected to five 6mm heatpipes. Three individually-controllable fans suck air from the top and from the side.

We like the design of the HerculeZ cooler, since it almost has an industrial feel to it. Inno3D put some effort into the design on all sides, with an illumanted iChill logo (which can be replaced by casemodders) and metal plate on the back to top it all off.

We saw with their GeForce GTX 780 that the HerculeZ cooler is a capable one, and it allowed Inno3D to overclock the GeForce GTX 770 quite a bit. The GTX 770 reference card has a GPU running at 1,046MHz with a 1,085MHz Boost clock, and a memory speed of 1,753MHz. The iChill version has a GPU set to 1,150MHz (100+ MHz more) with a 1,202Mhz Boost clock. The memory clock frequency was increased to 1,800MHz. Along with Zotac's, it's the fastest card.

Monitor connectors are the same as on the other GeForce GTX 770 cards, with HDMI, DisplayPort and two DVI ports. There are two SLI connectors, and PEG6 and PEG8 power connectors. With the card comes a full licence for the latest 3DMark, and a special mouse pad.

The GeForce GTX 770 iChill currently costs an average of £340. That's cheap compared to the competition - only the MSI N770 TF 2GD5/OC costs a few pounds less. You can read rest of the Inno3D GeForce GTX 770 iChill preview on Hardware.info.