We used our standard graphics card testing setup, consisting of an Intel Core i7 3960X (Sandy Bridge-E), 16 GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM, an ASUS P7X79 Pro motherboard, a Samsung Spinpoint F1 hard disk, a Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200 watt power supply and Windows 7 x64.
We ran the benchmarks in two resolutions: 1920x1080 (Full HD) and 5760x1080 (3x Full HD). We tested each one with Normal/Medium settings and also with the highest settings. With the highest settings we also enable 4X AA when possible.
Frametimes test: In a few of the benchmarks we also looked at the render times of individual frames, and based on this data calculated what the 99th percentile value is. You can read more about what the frametimes test entails here.
For the GTX 770 we used Nvidia GeForce driver versie 320.18 beta. In the charts the GTX 770 is blue, and the SLI and 3-way SLI configurations are purple. Other Nvidia cards are green, while AMD cards are red.
Above each chart where we compared the GTX 770 to AMD and Nvidia cards we first show you the performance gain for each successive generation: GTX 570, GTX 670 and GTX 770.
Please note: in order to minimize the clutter in the charts, we left out the SLI, 2-way SLI, 3-way SLI and 4-way SLI scores of cards like the GTX 680, GTX Titan and others. You can always create your own comparison table to put these side by side.