Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Review: $249 Powerhouse
Who should buy the GTX 760?
The GTX 760 is the perfect card for someone currently using a 500 series GeForce card (GTX 590 users excluded). It handily beats the 2010 flagship GTX 580, which means it should best a GTX 670 or lower, too.
Along with admirable, affordable single card results, the GTX 760 is a fantastic part for someone who is considering an SLI configuration. Two GTX 760′s with a total price tag of $498 should best a single GTX 780 — a card that currently sells for $649. I’m in the process of getting a second GTX 760 from Nvidia, so Game Front should have more substantial evidence to back this claim next week.
Who should skip the GTX 760?
- Use a GTX 590
- Use a GTX 690 or 680
- Use a high-end AMD Radeon 7000 series card
- Have any sort of SLI or Crossfire configuration assembled in 2012 or 2013.
…then you can skip the GTX 760, for sure.
Is the GTX 760 worth $249.99?
Absolutely. The mid-range is where AMD and Nvidia do their best work…and while that work might be done on the shoulders of giants like the GTX 780, $250 for a GPU that can stand up to all but a small handful of graphics cards really is a tremendous value.
- 1920 x 1080 resolution gameplay on High Settings — consistently at 30 fps, but usually closer to 60 fps.
- Less power means less heat and less noise.
- Small size should prove popular with the mATX crowd.
- Huge SLI potential
- Lackluster exterior design
- Anyone with a 2011-or-later dual-GPU solution can skip it.