Graphics Cards Guide

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Custom Card Shootout


Test Setup

Test Setup

Here are the hardware specifications of our recently updated graphics card test rig:

  • Intel Core i7-3960X (3.3GHz)
  • ASUS P9X79 Pro (Intel X79 chipset) Motherboard
  • 4 x 2GB DDR3-1600 G.Skill Ripjaws Memory
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive (OS)
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM 1TB SATA hard drive (Benchmarks + Games)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


Here's the list of cards we'll be testing and the drivers used:

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.39)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Windforce 3X OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.39)
  • MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr IV OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.39)
  • Palit GeForce GTX 760 JetStream OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.39)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.39)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 320.18)


Benchmarks

As usual for our custom card shootouts, we'll be focusing on the overclocking potential, temperature performance, and power consumption of each card (although we'll also have a brief look at out of the box performance). As such, we've streamlined our benchmarks to highlight these features. For a full set of benchmark results for the GTX 760, please refer to our earlier review of the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760.

  • Futuremark 3DMark 11
  • Crysis 3
  • Overclocking (Futuremark 3DMark 11)
  • Temperature
  • Power Consumption