Pricing, Availability and Final Thoughts
Priced at $419.99 at the time of writing, the EVGA GTX 770 2GB SuperClocked ACX comes in $20 more expensive than roughly half of the GTX 770 offerings that are available at Newegg, which hit at the $399.99 price point that NVIDIA said we'd see these video cards start from. Saying that, it comes in $30 cheaper than offerings seen from other companies which come out of the box overclocked only slightly higher.
EVGA has done a really good job with the pricing of this model. The new ACX cooler is great, we love the look of it and it clearly does a good job, as it helps push an overclock that is much stronger than the reference cooled version. I think what's really important here, though, is the $200 price difference between this model and the GTX 780 3GB.
The GTX 770 2GB represents some really good value, especially when you throw overclocking into the mix. Of course when you add a superior cooler like the ACX one we've seen today from EVGA, the value jumps up even more as we can see firsthand how much stronger overclocking is when we move away from the reference cooler.
In the event that you don't want to overclock, the good news is that EVGA really has done a wonderful job overclocking the card out of the box. As we mentioned earlier, the core on the EVGA GTX 770 2GB SuperClocked ACX comes in at 1111MHz, which is up from the stock 1046MHz. Of course that means the boost clock has also been increased from the standard 1085MHz to a more impressive 1163MHz. This is a really nice out of the box overclock and really if you don't want to mess around with overclocking, you can know that you're getting a strong performing video card, without having to do nothing more than installing the driver.
We see little reason to buy a reference designed GTX 770. Instead we'd recommend that you spend the extra money associated with something like the EVGA GTX 770 2GB SuperClocked ACX and get a video card that looks great, performs well out of the box and has even more performance potential thanks to its high quality cooler.