Introducing The GeForce GTX 760: A Mid-Range GPU With High-End Features

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GeForce GTX 760 Graphics Card

This year we’ve introduced the world to the GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 770, the first entries into our new series of enthusiast GPUs. Each has redefined performance in their respective price brackets, giving gamers superior performance for less money in comparison to previous-generation GPUs.

Today, we'’re welcoming the GeForce GTX 760 to the award-winning family. Starting at just $249, this mid-range GPU is 12% faster than the $299 GeForce GTX 660 Ti, and 23% faster than the GeForce GTX 660. And like the GeForce GTX 770 and 780, the GTX 760 supports all our latest hardware and software innovations, and is perfectly suited to 1920x1080 gaming in upcoming titles like Assassin’s Creed IV, Batman: Arkham Origins, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Splinter Cell Blacklist, The Elder Scrolls Online, Watch_Dogs, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Launch Video

Specifications GeForce GTX TITAN GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 770 GeForce GTX 760 GeForce GTX 660
Chip GK110 GK110 GK104 GK104 GK106
CUDA Cores 2688 2304 1536 1152 960
Base Clock 837 MHz 863 MHz 1046 MHz 980 MHz 980 MHz
Boost Clock 876 MHz 900 MHz 1085 MHz 1033 MHz 1033 MHz
Memory Configuration 6 GB 3 GB 2 GB - 4 GB 2 GB - 4 GB 2 GB
Memory Speed 6.0 Gbps 6.0 Gbps 7.0 Gbps 6.0 Gbps 6.0 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 288 GB/s 288 GB/s 224 GB/s 192 GB/s 144 GB/s
Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
2 x 6-pin 6-pin
Outputs DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
DP
TDP 250 W 250 W 230 W 170 W 150 W
SLI Options 3-way 3-way 3-way 2-way 2-way
Launch Price $999 $649 $399 $249 $229

GeForce GTX 760 Performance

The $249 GeForce GTX 760 is a performance powerhouse, with specifications that help it power past the GeForce GTX 660 and $299 GeForce GTX 660 Ti. On average, these improved specs give the GTX 760 a 12% lead over the GTX 660 Ti, and a 23% lead over the GTX 660.

Note, this data is generated from reference-design GeForce GTX 760s, whereas the majority of cards on sale today at e-tailers and retailers will be custom versions running factory overclocks out of the box, pushing frame rates even higher.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 1920x1080 performance
All tests were run at 1920x1080 with max detail settings and in-game 4x MSAA enabled, where applicable. In supported titles, PhysX, tessellation, and other advanced features were maxed out.

In our tests using a reference-speed GeForce GTX 760, the new GTX 760 outperformed the previous-generation GTX 600 Series GPU by 20-28% in the majority of games. Graphics settings were maxed out in each game, and advanced options like PhysX and tessellation were used wherever possible. Additionally, we applied 4xMSAA in all titles with native support, maximizing image quality on the mid-range card.

With out-of-the-box factory overclocks and extra user-overclocking, expect the GTX 760 to extend its advantage even further – for performance data, check out the many press reviews that have gone live today.

This level of performance makes the GeForce GTX 760 perfectly suited to 1920x1080 High-to-Maximum detail gaming in the latest games and those coming out later this year.

Hardware & Software Innovations Included

Like the GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 770, the GeForce GTX 760 includes our latest and greatest hardware and software innovations that improve the end-user experience and enable full control over the card’s features.

Increasing performance is GPU Boost 2.0, an automated feature that gets the most out of the GPU in each and every game. Compared to the original GPU Boost, found on GTX 600 Series GPUs, GPU Boost 2.0 can increase performance by an additional 10%, and is only limited by the temperature of the card, making it particularly powerful on cards with custom coolers and waterblocks.

GPU Boost 2.0
GPU Boost 2.0 increases performance to an even greater extent compared to GPU Boost 1.0.

For users wanting to push their shiny new GTX 760 past its limits, there’s Overvolting, which goes beyond the safe limits designated by engineers, enabling frame rates to be pushed even further. Please note, this setting may invalidate your warranty, so check with your card’s manufacturer before going wild.

GPU Overvolting
Overvolting can increase performance by a substantial degree, if you're willing to use it.

In addition to increasing GPU performance, our latest advances allow you to increase the responsiveness of your monitor through Display Overclocking, which works on the vast majority of modern screens. Enabled through third-party tools like EVGA Precision X, Display Overclocking increases the maximum refresh rate of a display, allowing faster frame rates to be used and displayed when VSync and Adaptive VSync are enabled. If your monitor doesn’t support Overclocking, no harm no foul – it will simply return to its default operating speed, so there’s no reason not to try it.

Display Overclocking
Display Overclocking works on faster 120Hz and 144Hz displays, too.

On the software side, the GTX 760 packs-in a new adaptive temperature controller, reducing noise by keeping the GPU's fan speed at a more consistent level. Previously, GPU fans would reduce to a minimum speed when GPU usage and temperatures were sufficiently low. As temperatures raised once more, fans would noisily kick into high gear to bring temperatures back down. In contrast, the GTX 760's fan software minimizes the number of noticeable fan speed changes.

Adaptive Temperature Controller
Our new adaptive temperature controls minimize fan speed fluctuations, making for a quieter, more pleasant user-experience.

In addition to the above, the GTX 760 has full support for technologies like 3D Vision, single-card 3+1 Surround, and Adaptive VSync. And in games, GPU PhysX and TXAA are supported, resulting in superior gameplay experiences with better graphics and improved image quality.

NVIDIA's advanced GPU technology will enhance many of this year's best games.
Upcoming, highly-anticipated games will include native PhysX, TXAA and HBAO+ support, ensuring the PC remains the ultimate destination for the best multi-platform blockbusters.

GeForce Experience: The Easiest Way To Optimize Your Games

GeForce Experience is NVIDIA's new application that can automatically keep GPU drivers up to date, and can optimize game settings with a single click, simplifying the process of getting the most from your PC, and your games. Great for those who want to spend time gaming, not tweaking, GeForce Experience recommends the best possible settings for your specific system configuration, allowing you to jump straight into a game without having to change options, drag sliders, or pick between one of eight similarly-named settings in an acronym-laced dropdown.


GeForce Experience?'s recommended game settings are based on the speed of your CPU and GPU, and are designed to keep you gaming at a fluid frame rate even in the most demanding, action-packed moments of a game.

The latest version, 1.5, supports over 85 of the most popular English and Chinese titles, improves support for multiple system configurations and resolutions, and can tell you whether your system supports NVIDIA Shield PC game streaming.

GeForce Experience can simplify your life, too, notifying you of new driver releases and downloading them automatically should you so desire. This feature can also automatically download GeForce Experience support for entirely new titles, as well as new SLI and 3D Vision profiles, ensuring you receive the optimum experience whenever you load up a game.

To get started with GeForce Experience, download the new 320.49 beta drivers, or the standalone GeForce Experience installer.

Launch-Day GeForce GTX 760 Models

When you load up your favorite e-tailer’s website, the overwhelming majority of GeForce GTX 760s will be custom variants, sporting unique coolers, faster clock speeds, and a variety of software bundles. To help you decide which version to choose, here’s a roundup of the available launch-day models.

ASUS

Boost Clock: 1072 MHz
Memory Configuration: 2GB
MSRP: $264.99

ASUS GeForce GTX 760

ASUS’s GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II Overclocked Edition features an overclocked 1072 MHz GeForce GTX 760 GPU and ASUS’s award-winning DirectCU II cooling solution that places copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to deliver whisper-quiet performance and 20% cooler operations. The custom PCB and VRM design is infused with Super Alloy Power components and Direct Power technology to provide direct and reliable power to the GPU, resulting in lower operating temperatures, enhanced reliability and extra overclocking headroom.

EVGA

Boost Clock: 1137 MHz
Memory Configuration: 2GB
MSRP: $259.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 760

EVGA’s Superclocked GeForce GTX 760 features an overclocked 1137 MHz GPU, and EVGA’s new Active Cooling Xtreme heatsink and fan. The dual-slot ACX design features a 40% larger heatsink that is more efficient at dissipating heat, lowering GPU temperatures by up to 15%. A reinforced baseplate keeps the PCB straight, reduces mosfet temperatures by up to 7%, and memory temperatures by up to 15%. The double ball bearing fans, meanwhile, run 15% quieter at faster speeds, in comparison to previous EVGA coolers, and have a 12-year average lifespan.

Note: A 4GB model (04G-P4-2766) with a $289.99 MSRP is also available from e-tailers.

Galaxy

Boost Clock: 1100 MHz
Memory Configuration: 2GB
MSRP: $269.99

Galaxy GeForce GTX 760

Galaxy’s GeForce GTX 760 GC 2GB features an overclocked 1100 Mhz GPU, a custom dual-fan cooler with quad heat pipes, and a Force Air Bracket for improved airflow, resulting in a faster, cooler graphics card that can be overclocked even further with third-party tools.

Gigabyte

Boost Clock: 1150 MHz
Memory Configuration: 2GB
MSRP: $259.99

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760

Gigabyte’s GV-N760OC-2GD GeForce GTX 760 packs in an overclocked GPU and the Windforce 3X Anti-Turbulence Cooling Solution, which is equipped with two 8mm and four 6mm cooper heat-pipes, three ultra-quiet PWM inclined fans, and “Triangle Cool” heatsinks and fins that are up to 35% cooler than previous Gigabyte designs.

MSI

Boost Clock: 1150 MHz
Memory Configuration: 2GB
MSRP: $259.99

MSI GeForce GTX 760

MSI’s N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 is overclocked as its name suggests, and features Twin Frozr IV Advanced Thermal Design, sporting dual 10cm PWM fans with Propeller Blade CFM-boosting technology, and Airflow Control technology that increases the airflow to the heatpipes and increases the area of heatsink.

PNY

Boost Clock: 1033 MHz
Memory Configuration: 2GB
MSRP: $249.99

PNY GeForce GTX 760

PNY’s GeForce GTX 760 closely resembles our reference card and runs at reference speeds, making it a cost-effective choice for enthusiasts wanting to apply their own cooling solutions, or advanced water cooling.

Zotac

Boost Clock: 1176 MHz
Memory Configuration: 2GB
MSRP: $TBC

Zotac GeForce GTX 760

Zotac’s GeForce GTX 760 AMP! Edition Graphics Card features a dual fan solution with two 75mm PWM coolers, custom stacked fins for maximum airflow, and a high-efficiency heat pipe for better heat dissipation, a combination designed to deliver a quieter, cooler gaming experience.

Conclusion: Mid-Range Performance, High-End Features

The new GeForce GTX 760 is a powerful weapon for the modern gamer looking to play the latest games and upcoming AAA titles at 1920x1080 at high-to-maximum detail settings. In Metro: Last Light, our reference-speed GTX 760 hit 53 frames per second using Very High Quality, Very High Tessellation, and PhysX. In comparison the venerable GTX 660 was 29% slower, running at 41 frames per second.

With an excellent result in the highly demanding Last Light, the GTX 760 is therefore poised for prime performance in upcoming titles like Assassin’s Creed IV, Batman: Arkham Origins, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Watch_Dogs, and Wolfenstein: The New Order. Each includes advanced PC-only tech features, such as GPU PhysX, TXAA, HBAO+, and tessellation, ensuring the PC remains the number one destination for ultimate gaming experiences, with faster frame rates and superior image quality.

Like the high-end GTX 780 and GTX 770, the GTX 760 also includes our complete suite of software and hardware innovations, increasing frame rates, creating a better user experience, and handing control of clock speeds, advanced options and other settings back to users. And with GeForce Experience, games can be configured for your new GPU instantly and automatically with just one click.

12% faster than the $299 GeForce GTX 660 Ti, and 23% faster than the GeForce GTX 660, the new GeForce GTX 760 offers excellent performance and a fantastic feature set at an unbeatable $249 price point. Available now at all e-tailers and retailers, the $249 GeForce GTX 760 will get your system ready for the first wave of next-gen games launching this Holiday season.

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