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Reviews

“[The GTX 760] replaces the GTX 660 Ti at $50 lower than its $299 launch price and it edges it out in performance as well as beats the more expensive HD 7970 in more benches than it loses, to say nothing of what it will do compared to the less powerful and more expensive HD 7950 Boost edition.

The GTX 760 appeals to the enthusiast who wants a very fast video card without paying the premium of the GTX 780 or even the GTX 770. At $249 it offers more performance value than the $299 GTX 660 Ti or arguably more value than the HD 7950 which is also priced about fifty dollars more.”

 

“To that end this launch is a great deal like the GTX 770 launch last month, with NVIDIA improving performance, lowering prices, and putting AMD on the defensive all at the same time. Thanks to these performance improvements and price cuts, the GTX 760 ends up coming within 3% of the soon to be retired GTX 670 and easily surpasses the GTX 660 Ti, all the while coming in at a price well below both at $249.

Like most mid-cycle upgrades this is more about bringing existing performance levels down to new prices, and to that end NVIDIA has delivered on those goals. Ultimately it’s not a new level of performance, but it’s a new price for what a few months ago would cost $350 or more.

At current prices NVIDIA’s GTX 760 has AMD beat, in essence repeating the GTX 670 launch by once more undercutting the 7950.”

 

“My conclusion: GeForce GTX 760 is a very capable replacement for the GTX 660 Ti, and a superior alternative to the Radeon HD 7950 series. NVIDIA’s Kepler-based GK104 GPU has already proven itself in the GTX 770, and does so again here in the GTX 760. The real key to success is GTX 760′s 2GB GDDR5 memory subsystem, which features a 256-bit interface that transports data at 6008 MHz.

With Radeon HD 7970 often trailing behind in performance, gamers have a good reason to play their favorite titles using team green hardware. GeForce GTX 760 delivers performance beyond the competition, and delivers as much value as it does technology perks.”

 

“Following the 780 and 770 launch, the 760 slots itself in a comfortable space in a very popular price point which means this could be a midrange killer.

The overclocking of the GTX 760 is very good, almost hitting 1300MHz on the core and 6.8GHz on the memory. This should allow for a nice bump in any games that may be at the edge of performing well such as Metro 2033 which was right at the edge of averaging 30 FPS.

The GTX 760 comes in at an MSRP of $249. This places it in a real sweet spot for many gamers who are always looking for a good price/performance value from their graphics card.”

 

“But it’s the card’s performance—and the price for that performance—that matter most, and on that front, the GeForce GTX 760 delivers quite a savvy balance. It generally bested the pricier, older AMD competition while seldom lagging all that far behind the $399 GeForce GTX 770.

If you’re a gamer who plays on a single screen and likes to max out in-game settings, but doesn’t always have to have everything enabled, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 is a fine choice for its $249 asking price. It delivered smooth gameplay on all our tests at 1080p. Those with multiple monitors or who want more headroom for tomorrow’s demanding games may want to save up for the GeForce GTX 770.”

 

“Over this year, NVIDIA has been on a roll of releasing new GPUs. We know we've been positive over this refresh this year. If you've followed our conclusions these seem to be a stream of awards, both Gold and Silver over this new line of GPUs from NVIDIA. These awards are not without merit and not without reason. We want all gamers to be able to turn up and maximize the quality settings in their games for the best gameplay experience possible.

The GeForce GTX 760 is no exception, and as such, we do feel it also deserves the HardOCP Gold Editor’s Choice Award. Having the level of performance it exhibits, at a lower price point, replacing not only the GTX 660 Ti but also giving the GTX 670 a run for its money, makes for a very enticing video card.”

 

“NVIDIA’s quick and efficient GTX 700-series rollout has loaded the enthusiast market with high performance graphics cards, every one of which has carved out its own value-focused niche. [We’re not convinced that] AMD’s game bundles attached to their HD 7950 Boost will help sway gamers’ opinions in their favor. The GTX 760 is some $30 less expensive and virtually ties its overall performance but many gamers already have many of the titles AMD is offering. [And] some of the games just aren’t that interesting anymore.

The GTX 760 is an important product for NVIDIA’s 2013 lineup since it targets the so called “gamer’s sweet spot” price point. It will also cause gamers to reassess their expectations of what a $249 graphics card should be able to accomplish. In short, the GTX 760 brings high resolution, affordable gaming to the masses and by doing so, becomes one of this year’s best graphics cards.”

 

“Overall, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics card is great addition to the mainstream market of graphics cards. It beats the previous generation by a large enough margin to justify upgrading, especially if you still have a 500 series or older graphics card. The Kepler architecture continues to be flexible and push the boundaries of current computing power. At $249.99 the GTX 760 is priced well and will clearly be a choice for many gamers.

In our testing the GeForce GTX 760 proves that it is indeed a wolf in sheep's clothing.”

 

“As we've seen almost everywhere else, the Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire setup exhibited major swings in frametime in the Hitman Absolution benchmark, and is far less consistent than the GeForce GTX SLI configurations when delivering frames to the screen.

With an expected starting price point of $249, the GeForce GTX 760 targets the “sweet spot” of the PC graphics market and it does so quite well. NVIDIA has still raised the bar in terms of performance per dollar, which is what most gamers consider when upgrading or purchasing a new graphics card. It doesn’t’ feature any whiz-bang new technology, but the GeForce GTX 760’s represents a good value for gamers looking for the best bang for their buck.”

 

“The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 is a very overclocking friendly graphics card and we were able to go from 980MHz on the core all the way up to 1145MHz! This put the boost clock at a rather impressive 1198MHz (1033MHz stock) and that helped us get around a 12-14% performance boost in most game titles and synthetic benchmarks. We were also able to bump the memory up from 6008MHz to 6440MHz.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB video card gives gamers more power than ever at the $250 price point and we can see this card selling extremely well due to the price and features that it has.”

 

“NVIDIA says if you're looking to upgrade from a GTX 560 Ti or similar $200-ish dollar card, this is the GPU you want. After looking at the benchmark scores, it's hard to argue with that logic.

The GTX 760 is a strong contender at the $250 price point, and honestly we thought this would be a $300 card at first, so the pricing seems quite competitive. It certainly seems like the fastest card in the mid-$200 price range, and is a heck of a lot quieter than the HD 7950, making that head-to-head a no brainer.

How and when [AMD will] respond to the latest salvos from NVIDIA remains to be seen though. Hopefully it's not just with another game bundle, but with new hardware.”

 

“The Adaptive Temperature Controller had no problem keeping the noise level to a minimum while under a full load and the second generation GPU Boost 2.0 works like a charm, giving the end user easy access to settings like Overvoltage and K-Boost that locks the GPU in a constant boost state even while in 2D. With prices for the GTX 760 starting at $249.99 this card as a lot of potential, overclocks well and offers solid performance. You really can't ask for much more than that.”

 

“During testing the GTX 760 edition card posted a nice increase over the reference design and really shows how far NVIDA has come against any of the Radeon HD 79XX cards. The GTX 760 OC Version is clearly targeted at a more budget minded system with a launch price expected to be sub $300 this card has a lot going for it; TXAA antialiasing, three way SLI ready and PhysX enabled, it's getting a lot harder to choose an ATi card.”

 

“Wrapping things up, MSI has brought to the table a card that looks good, performs well for its intended place in the mid-range market, and is seemingly priced right for that performance profile. Without further ado, this card is Overclockers.com Approved.”

 

“The GTX 760 is built for gaming at 1920x1080 with the eye candy on. That it does, taking advantage of all the tools in NVIDIA's toolbox including PhysX, GPU Boost 2.0, new fan management algorithms, 3DVision support, Tri-SLI support, TXAA/FXAA anti aliasing, GeForce Experience, and an upcoming feature that takes advantage of the built in H.264 encoder called Shadowplay so that gamers can record their gaming without the software penalties. Essentially you get the same or better performance for a lower cost with more features!”

 

“NVIDIA’s SLI technology continues to dominate over the CrossFire implementation we saw in our 13.6 public beta drivers.  With frame pacing as the key issue for user experience in multi-GPU scenarios, NVIDIA has the leg up still.

As a reviewer, after doing testing with the GeForce GTX 760 but not yet knowing the price point I was guessing that NVIDIA would take the standard route and set the MSRP at $299.  Just 3 days before the NDA though they told me it would actually sell at $249 and I have to admit as a consumer that I was really excited. 

The GeForce GTX 760 might just be the best release of the generation.”

 

“[The] GTX 760 easily beats the competition’s Radeon 7950, and nearly matches the 7970 in a few instances. This certainly puts AMD in a very tough spot because there is nothing in their product lineup that can come close to NVIDIA’s current stable of cards on a performance-to-price point. NVIDIA now rules the roost for performance with the golden trifecta of the GTX 780, 770, and 760. While AMD may respond with price drops, we think that may not be enough to compete against new Kepler lineup, as the framerates and innovative features here are just too good to pass up. Unless you’re an AMD fanboy, the GTX 760 is clearly the better option.

NVIDIA continues to impress in its newest Kepler lineup, and the GeForce GTX 760 is another winner for gamers who want a great combination of performance, features, and value.”

 

“The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 kicks the performance of mainstream gaming up a notch, by giving games a graphics card that can chew through any game at 1080p, without breaking the bank.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 is another exceptional graphics card to come out of the 700 series, and it quite possibly has one of the best price to performance ratios in today’s graphics market.

At this point the only way for AMD to compete at this price range is for them to drop the price of the AMD Radeon HD 7950. The GK104 chip has more overclocking headroom than Tahiti, so even when taking overclocking into account the GTX 760 is still the better card between the two.”

 

“I have to say right off the bat in my conclusion that I was very impressed with how well this card did in gaming, especially in the higher 2560X1440 resolutions where the card was not even really aimed to be played at.

We all know that at 1920X1080 is where this card is targeted at and for the price range it does one hell of a bang up job playing all the latest titles with ease and many of them at their highest setting as well.

The MSI Twin Frozr card also runs very silent and had a much better GPU Boost as at stock setting we saw a maximum of 61 Celsius in temperature and with 100MHz Boost we saw a max temperature of 66 Celsius, which leaves plenty of headroom for much farther overclocking.”

 

“NVIDIA’s $250 GeForce GTX 760 is faster in most games than the previous high-end GTX 580 from two generations ago. That’s an impressive achievement in its own right. But as modern games amp up the graphics workload, more demanding PC games will still require users to dial back detail levels a notch. On the other hand, today’s games running at medium-high to high detail levels look pretty damned good, especially at 1080p in a living room HTPC.

If you’re willing to sacrifice a little on ambient occlusion and anti-aliasing, the GTX 760 is an extremely capable card that won’t break your budget.”

 

“However, the card changes the balance of power at its $250 price point, besting more expensive AMD boards and even knocking older GeForce products out of the way. Although we’re dealing with a mature GPU and derived specifications, we’re led to the same conclusion we drew in The GeForce GTX 770 Review: Calling In A Hit On Radeon HD 7970?: GeForce GTX 760 is a card worth recommending, owing to the fact that it’s faster than pricier competition.

Truly, this is the upper end of the spectrum for gaming on a 1920x1080 display, and it's more accessible than ever.

From $1000 down to about $130, this assault leaves the Radeon family reeling. In the short term, AMD needs to drop its prices in response (we’re already seeing sub-$400 Radeon HD 7970s).”

 

“Coming in at $249 at the time of writing, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB hits at that perfect mid-range price point and considering the performance of the new model, we must say that it's a strong price point that is indeed going to get the attention of end-users."