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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - The Gaming Card for the Masses?

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Overall rating 7.5/10
Performance:
7
Features:
8
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Good price point (in the USA)
Competitive against Radeon HD 7870, HD 7950
THE BAD
Performance could have been better
High power consumption levels
High operating temperatures


3DMark 11 & 3DMark (2013)

3DMark 11 Results

The first benchmark that we ran on the GeForce GTX 760 was 3DMark 11. This synthetic benchmark evaluates the DirectX 11 performance of the card, including the tessellation and DirectCompute aspects of the DirectX technology.

Peering at the performance figures, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 managed to outpace the GTX 660 and the Radeon HD 7870 by a nice margin of up to 20%, about rivaled the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and the AMD Radeon HD 7950 and was trailing the old GeForce GTX 670 by a margin of 13%. 

 

 

3DMark 2013 Results

3DMark (2013)'s Fire Strike benchmark  consists of two tests with extreme levels of tessellation and volumetric illumination, as well as complex smoke simulation using compute shaders and dynamic particle illumination. The first test called Fire Strike is designed for enthusiast-level graphics cards and dual-GPU setups; while the second, called Fire Strike Extreme, ramps up the difficulty with more tessellation, more particle effects and more taxing DirectCompute calculations.

Similar to the earlier 3DMark 11 results, we can see the various graphics cards bunched in tiers. This time round, the new GeForce GTX 760 card managed to lead the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and the Radeon HD 7870 by a margin of 11 to 14% and the discrepancy grew to 25% when compared to the GeForce GTX 660. While it trailed both the GeForce GTX 670 and the Radeon HD 7950, you can see that the margin of difference is small and it's in the 6 to 8% range.