As many of you know NVIDIA will be releasing the GeForce GTX 770 graphics card towards the end of the this month. Now there is some new information out that you will be able to flash older GeForce GTX 680 cards with a new BIOS and turn them into GeForce GTX 770 cards. We have heard that the GTX 770 would be using a new chip, the GK104-425 A2, but what if it was just a GeForce GTX 680 in disguise?
According to a Reddit user it is. Here is what he had to say about the GTX 770 and BIOS.
The upcoming GTX 770 is a GTX 680 in disguise. NVIDIA has gently revised the GK104 architecture, mostly with process improvements, but the 770 is basically the same beast! Which is good for us enthusiasts.
By flashing the included BIOS (.bin) to your board, then dropping the included .inf file into the 320.00 driver package before installation… you too can have a GTX 770 weeks before it’s released! Please note it has to be a 320.xx driver, as support for the 700 Series was added in the DLLs around this time.
The user also posted a GPU-Z screenshot of the process which did reveal the entire specifications of the new GTX 770 card. These specifications include a 1059 MHz core, boost clock of 1125 MHz, 2 GB of GDDR5 memory running across a 256-bit bus and the card has the same 1536 cores.
Of course we would suggest using the BIOS file at your own risk as we have not tested it.
Jan 30, 2015 0