A couple of weeks back, NVIDIA launched GeForce GTX 760 graphics card for mainstream gamers. This will be last addition to the GTX 700 series family in 2013 and completes the domination over AMD in every price segment of the GPU market. It comes with 2GB GDDR5 memory which is reaching the end of its life, since games are becoming very demanding at high resolutions and putting two GTX 760 2GB versions in SLI results in a bottleneck due to the VRAM. Gigabyte is first to release its GeForce GTX 760 4GB WindForce OC to allows gamers with more VRAM and can easily game at 1600p with two of these in SLI.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB WindForce OC is based on GK104-225 GPU featuring 1152 CUDA cores, 28 ROPs and 96 TMUs. Instead of the standard 2GB VRAM, this particular model comes with 4GB GDDR5 memory and the same 256-bit memory interface. GeForce GTX 760 4GB WindForce OC is a factory overclocked variant which comes with 1085MHz core clock, 1150MHz GPU Boost 2.0 but the memory remains at 6008MHz stock clock.
Gigabyte’s new WindForce 450W cooling solution helps keep the temperatures under control. It features three large fans installed on top of two aluminium fin stacks and houses a total of six copper heatpipes (two 8mm & four 6mm). It can handle thermal loads as high as 450W which is enough for the factory overclock on GeForce GTX 760 4GB WindForce OC.
GeForce GTX 760 GB WindForce OC is based on the same custom PCB as the GeForce GTX 770 WindForce OC with 8-phase VRM design. It requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe connectors for power. The GPU is expected to be priced $50 more than the reference 2GB model.