The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M is a high-end DirectX 11-compatible graphics card for laptops. It is based on the Kepler GK106 chip, as the older GTX 670MX, but offers a higher core and memory clock rate and GPU Boost 2.0. The feature set is still identical.

As a novelty, the GeForce 700M series implements GPU Boost 2.0 to automatically overclock the core clock rate. Depending on the cooling headroom of the laptop and the application / game, up to 15 % performance gains are possible.

The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK106 Kepler core offers five shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the GTX 770M, all five blocks are active for a total of 960 CUDA cores. Although the Kepler architecture can utilize more shader cores than a Fermi chip, its shaders can be up to twice as power efficient.  However, due to the missing hot clock of the shader domain, two shaders of a Kepler chip are of similar speed to one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).

PCIe 3.0 is now supported by the mobile Kepler series and an optional Turbo mode can automatically overclock the Nvidia card by a theoretical 15 percent if the laptop cooling system allows it. The implementation of this boost mode is done in the BIOS, but it is ultimately dependent upon the manufacturer of the laptop.

The graphics performance of the GeForce GTX 770M is situated between the old GTX 675MX and 680M high-end graphics cards. The maximum performance may differ a bit depending on the cooling solution of the used laptop (due to GPU Boost 2.0 better colling solutions lead to a better performance). Very demanding games of 2013 like Crysis 3 or Far Cry 3 may need more performance for 1920x1080 and maximum detail settings. Therefore, 1600x900 without antialiasing may be the maximum setting for these games. Older and less demanding games however are playable in full HD and ultra settings. See below for detail gaming benchmarks.

The feature set of the GTX770M is identical to the GTX670MX as both are based on the same GK106 core. Therefore the GPU supports up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Finally, the dedicated video encoding engine called NVENC API similar to Intel QuickSync is integrated in the chip.

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 770M should be similar to the GTX 670MX (75 Watt according to rumors) and is therefore best suited for large notebooks (17-inches or greater) and desktop replacements.

GeForce GTX 700M Series
GeForce GTX 780M SLI (compare) 3072 @ 823 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 770M SLI (compare) 1920 @ 811 MHz2x 192 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 780M (compare) 1536 @ 823 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 765M SLI (compare) 1536 @ 850 MHz2x 128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 775M (compare) 1344 @ 719 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
GeForce GTX 770M 960 @ 811 MHz192 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 765M (compare) 768 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 760M (compare) 768 @ 657 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Pipelines960 - unified
Core Speed811 MHz
Memory Speed4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory3072 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement30.05.2013


3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 94104     avg: 102205     median: 102205 (14%)     max: 110306 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 14357     avg: 14822.6     median: 14766 (24%)     max: 15359 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 22909     avg: 23684.7     median: 23513 (13%)     max: 24948 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 3028     avg: 3188.3     median: 3131 (12%)     max: 3480 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 3214     avg: 3395.7     median: 3347 (8%)     max: 3729 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 75954     avg: 125642     median: 126843 (17%)     max: 190609 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 4916     avg: 5142.2     median: 5066 (14%)     max: 5389 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 4692     avg: 4974.4     median: 4889 (10%)     max: 5235 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
25031 Points (47%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 47     avg: 48.8     median: 48 (18%)     max: 51 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
40.1 fps (23%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 58     avg: 62.7     median: 62 (28%)     max: 68 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Offscreen Fixed Time 1920x1080
551 fps (100%)
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Fixed Time
60 fps (100%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
123.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
90.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
43.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.


low 1024x768
74.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
60.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
32.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
The Crew

The Crew

low 1280x720
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
60  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
47.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
93.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
68  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
27.8  fps    + Compare