Gigabyte GTX760 4GB First Look

BF4 Graphics card maybe?

Gigabyte GTX760 4GB First Look



Introduction

The GTX 700 series by Nvidia has been a real game changer at the higher end, with the 780 and 780ti both decimating benchmarks as far as single card solutions go. We also loved the GTX 770 as it looked great, and offered great performance for the price. Going down to the GTX 760, we thought it was great value for money. It performed nearly as well as the higher spec GTX 670 from the previous generation, and comparing launch prices, the GTX 760 was £120 cheaper than the 670!

Gigabyte have now launched their version of the GTX 760, with their custom PCB and amazing looking Windforce cooler. The combination of these should aid in maximizing overclocks, and getting performance as close as possible to the £100 more expensive GTX 770!

Specifications

ChipsetGeForce GTX 760
Memory Clock6008 MHz
Process Technology28 nm
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory Bus256 bit
Core ClockBase / Boost clock?1085 / 1150 MHz
Card BusPCI-E 3.0
Memory TypeGDDR5
DirectX11.1
OpenGL4.3
PCB FormATX
Digital max resolution4096 X 2160(via a single HDMI connector and not supported with two DVI connectors)
Analog max resolution2048 x 1536
Multi-view4
I/ODual-link DVI-I*1 / DVI-D*1 / DisplayPort*1 / HDMI*1
Card sizeL=292mm W=129mm H=43mm
Power requirement500W(with two 8-pin external power connectors)





Conclusion

In our initial testing of the reference GTX 760, we thought it would really benefit from a great non-reference cooler like the Gigabyte Windforce. With the extra cooling potential, we’re really hoping that this allows overclocks to be pushed to the limits, whilst temperatures stay under acceptable levels. Obviously the silicone lottery will always play a big part when talking about maximum overclocks, but if you’re lucky on that front, then with the Windforce cooler, you could be seeing some stunning results for the price this is costing. Having said all this, the 1150Mhz overclock that the card comes with is massive to begin with, and so if you aren’t up to the challenge of overclocking, you’ve still got awesome performance out of the box.

In the past, Gigabyte has used a blue PCB in their systems, but now they’ve moved on to using black PCBs which we really love. This card will look great in any system and if using an older card, this will prove to be a great boost in performance, whilst being far more efficient.

The card shown in the video is the 4gb version, which retails at £239 which we think is a great price for a decent performing 4gb card. In tackling the higher resolutions, for example 2560x1440, or a triple screen set up, two of these cards in SLI would be a great budget option, to ensure that you have enough vRAM to cope with the higher resolutions, and 2 of the 760 GPUs should provide enough power to keep games well above playable limits. If you aren’t bothered about the extra vRAM of the 4gb card, then the normal 2gb version is available for around £210, which we think is amazing value for the performance you’re getting! You can discuss your thoughts in the OC3D Forums. 

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25-11-2013, 05:12:42

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...045544645l.jpg

Budget GPU for BF4? The Gigabyte GTX760 4GB could be just what you are looking for!

Continue ReadingQuote

25-11-2013, 05:23:48

Edge
Can someone explain why they offer lesser cards than the flagships with more VRAM than the flagship cards themselves? I'm looking at a 780Ti but I could really use 4GB VRAM for high res. It's annoying.Quote

25-11-2013, 05:35:38

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edge View Post
Can someone explain why they offer lesser cards than the flagships with more VRAM than the flagship cards themselves? I'm looking at a 780Ti but I could really use 4GB VRAM for high res. It's annoying.
780 Ti would have to have 6GB (all they do is double the standard cards memory)Quote

25-11-2013, 05:43:28

cooperman
Hardly a budget gpu for BF4 since a HD7950 is £190 and even a MSI gameing R9 280X is only £220 that are much faster overclock harder and will have mantle support from december...Quote

25-11-2013, 05:52:33

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperman View Post
Hardly a budget gpu for BF4 since a HD7950 is £190 and even a MSI gameing R9 280X is only £220 that are much faster overclock harder and will have mantle support from december...
Its just another option mateQuote

25-11-2013, 06:08:46

SuB
£480 for a 4GB SLi solution for gaming is actually pretty awesome.Quote

25-11-2013, 06:55:45

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edge View Post
Can someone explain why they offer lesser cards than the flagships with more VRAM than the flagship cards themselves? I'm looking at a 780Ti but I could really use 4GB VRAM for high res. It's annoying.
It's cheap to do so.Quote

25-11-2013, 07:08:05

Stuen4y
I think RushKit reviews that involve cpu coolers/power supplies/graphics cards should include a 10-15 second part which actually films how loud the component is in idle and load. Given the conditions are the same the relative values of noise does not matter - it will be able to see if say a Gigabyte card is quieter/noisier than an Asus one and so on. It will be massively helpful as there are a lot of people that care more about noise than 30MHz overclocking headroom.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edge View Post
Can someone explain why they offer lesser cards than the flagships with more VRAM than the flagship cards themselves? I'm looking at a 780Ti but I could really use 4GB VRAM for high res. It's annoying.
Because it costs almost 0 in research to design a card that just has 2 times the memory chips and offers a product in a different niche => can possibly sell more of the same stuff without really spending anything. The headroom in price is just the memory itself, they do not want to get value from that, just want to sell more cards.
P.S. Actually the difference between the 4gb and 2gb in this case is quite significant, mere 3 heatpipes. Have no idea why they're using the 450W heatsink they have for 780 for the 4gb version but use a sh*t one with just 2 heatpipes for the normal and oc 2gb versions of GTX 760. Such a shame.Quote

26-11-2013, 15:30:48

dugdiamond
It's great to hear TTL using the latest audio software in his vids.
He sounds so young, and his accent has completely changed, now he is using Antaris Autotune.

J/K... good review. they will get better with practice. Quote
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