NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 released; the new budget choice

NVIDIA has just released the GeForce GTX 760; their third addition to the GeForce 700 series and probably the last one for the year 2013. With this new GPU, the green team aims to provide improved performance at a digestible price. The GTX 760 is designed for more casual gamers with not-so-deep pockets.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 specifications:

The GeForce GTX 760 is powered by the GK104-225-A2 which seems to be a cut down version of the GK104-325-A2 from last year’s GTX 670. It rocks 1152 CUDA cores, 96 TMUs and 32 ROPs. It uses the 28nm manufacturing process with 3.5 billion transistors on the die. In terms of clocks, the GTX 760’s cores run at 980 MHz with 1033 MHz boost clock. On the memory front, it’ll be available in two flavors of 2GB and 4GB GDDR5 memory. In both cases, the memory bus width is 256-bit and clock is 6 GHz (effective). The PCB design and size of GTX 760 is similar to what we’ve seen in GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti.

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The GTX 760 has a TDP of 170W which is fulfilled by two 6-pin PCIe connectors. In terms of display connectivity options, it has two dual link DVI ports, HDMI port and a DisplayPort. It also supports up to 3-way SLI.

GeForce GTX 770GeForce GTX 760GeForce GTX 670GeForce GTX 660 Ti
GPUGK104-425GK104-225GK104-325GK104
CUDA Cores1536115213441344
TMUs12896112112
ROPs32283224
Memory2GB/4GB GDDR52GB/4GB GDDR52GB GDDR52GB GDDR5
Memory Interface265-bit256-bit256-bit192-bit
Base Clock1046 MHz980 MHz915 MHz915 MHz
Boost Clock1085 MHz1033 MHz980 MHz980 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz
Effective Memory Clock7012 MHz6008 MHz6008 MHz6008 MHz
TDP230W170W170W150W
MSRP (at launch)$400$249$399$299

For cooling, NVIDIA has opted to use the same blower type cooler with plastic shroud that we’ve seen in GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti. This decision probably related to the price segment this card is targeting. Putting up the shiny metallic cooler from GTX 770/780 would have bumped up the overall cost of the card.

NVIDIA has priced the 2GB version of the GTX 760 at $249. The 4GB version will cost a little bit extra. Most of the manufacturers are launching their custom cards from day one.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 benchmarks:

According to NVIDIA, their GTX 760 is around 10-20% faster than the last generation GeForce GTX 660.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 reviews:

Here is a list of few GeForce GTX 760 reviews from around the web: