Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Review: $249 Powerhouse
Last month, Nvidia revealed the GeForce GTX 780 and 770 to the world. The former put up some impressive numbers in our review, proving it could handle 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps – with High or Ultra settings – in just about any game you could think of. The 770 is another capable card, but both offerings are prohibitively expensive for those spending $1,000 or less on a gaming PC.
It was only a matter of time before Nvidia released the GTX 760, a Kepler card that would, presumably, offer respectable framerates at 1920 x 1080 without the $400-plus price tag. While many, including yours truly, were expecting a $300 mid-range card, Nvidia is introducing the GTX 760 at $249. If this latest GK104 card can impress, the numbers will only be bolstered by the very attractive price point.
If the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 is the GeForce Titan’s little brother, then the same can be said of the GTX 760 and GTX 770. The 780 is essentially a toned-down Titan, and the 760 is a 770, albeit with less horsepower. Both cards share, among other things, the same chip (GK104), the same number of transistors (3.54 billion), and the same memory interface (256-bit). Some of the differences include the number of cores (1,152 for the 760 versus 1,536 for the 770), the base clock (980 MHz vs 1046 MHz), and the memory clock (6 GHz vs the speedy 7 GHz in the 770). On paper the GTX 760 is exactly what we expect: a hamstrung GTX 770.