Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Review: $249 Powerhouse

Conclusion

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?

If you…

  • 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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Lackluster exterior design
  • Anyone with a 2011-or-later dual-GPU solution can skip it.

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2 Comments on Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Review: $249 Powerhouse

Blakynt

On June 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

to think that the PS4 will have a GDDR5 8gb for 400$ is mindblowing. great review

jackballer

On June 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

“Let’s compare a GPU to one from 2 generations ago! That’ll be effective!”

-.- … how about a comparison to the 660, or the 670 even.