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

By Wong Chung Wee - 25 Jun 2013

Test Setup

Test Setup

For those who've been following our reviews, take note that we've replaced our old test rig with a brand new one for 2013. Here are the new specs we'll be running with:

  • 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

For many of the comparisons, we had to use add-on partner cards to act as reference ones. They were downclocked to the clock speeds of their reference counterparts in order to gauge their performance with updated drivers. Here's the list of cards we've used for testing:-

Note 1: In our performance testing, we left the default temperature ceiling at 80 degrees Celsius as most users would leave it as default. Only at our overclocking exercise did we increase the power target at 104 per cent and our temperature target was automatically increased to 89 degree Celsius.


Here's the full list of benchmarks that we'll be using for our initial GTX 760 assessment:-

  • Futuremark 3DMark 11
  • Futuremark 3DMark 2013
  • Unigine 4.0 "Heaven"
  • Unigine "Valley" 1.0
  • Crysis 2
  • Tomb Raider
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Far Cry 3
  • Crysis 3
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  • 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
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