ASUS GTX760 Striker SLI Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS GTX760 Striker SLI Review

Introduction

The GTX760 is, to some degree, the forgotten card of the nVidia range. 

If you want a bargain basement one you buy the 750Ti. Want lots of power, 780Ti. A budget that's not unlimited but you still want to be able to game at the highest level, then the GTX770 is the card for you. The GTX760, by comparison, is neither one thing nor another. This is somewhat exacerbated by the very average looks of the available cards.

ASUS have decided to rectify this by applying their ROG branding to a GTX760 and named it the Striker. A card with outstanding looks, as we'll get to on the next page, but priced sensibly enough to tempt you in.

Knowing that two lower specification cards can make an all-singing one sweat, we're also going to be testing the GTX760 Striker in an SLI configuration. Can it challenge a GTX780Ti?

Technical Specifications

As with all graphics cards the specifications only tell a portion of the story. The Striker has a good standard speed, an excellent boost speed, and plenty of outputs.

The real point worth of note is the inclusion of 4GB of GDDR5. As the XBone and PS4 have so much memory available to them now this is bound to trickle down into PC games, so the move up to 4GB could help futureproof the Striker as much as possible.

  • Graphics Engine : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
  • Bus Standard : PCI Express 3.0
  • Video Memory : GDDR5 4GB
  • GPU Boost Clock : 1150 MHz 
  • GPU Base Clock : 1085 MHz
  • CUDA Core : 1152
  • Memory Clock : 6008 MHz ( GDDR5 )
  • Memory Interface :256-bit
  • Interface:
  • DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
    HDMI Output : Yes x 1
    Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
    HDCP Support : Yes
  • Power Consumption : up to 300W additional 6+8 pin PCIe power required
  • Accessories : 1 x Power cable, 1 x SLI Bridge
  • Dimensions : 11.3" x6" x1.6"
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09-06-2014, 07:24:41

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...163544190l.jpg

Time to take a look at the ASUS GTX760 Striker, in both single card and SLI setups. How does it perform?


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09-06-2014, 08:29:03

Watsyerproblem
I must say that those cards look fantastic aesthetically, especially as a pair.

Good explanation for the VRAM aswell, everyone that said the 4GB cards were unnecessary will have to eat their words now that "next gen" is underway.

09-06-2014, 08:38:40

YouWhat
Thank you TTL, I been awaiting this for quite a while, now going to have to get off tablet and watch on the big screen lol

09-06-2014, 09:30:26

SuB
Quote:
Watch Dogs, the current darling of the gaming crowd
Not sure you've been keeping up with current events, but Watch Dogs is no darling of anyone...

Either way nice review, great to see higher VRam really making sense now. It's about damn time!

09-06-2014, 09:36:43

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Not sure you've been keeping up with current events, but Watch Dogs is no darling of anyone...

Either way nice review, great to see higher VRam really making sense now. It's about damn time!

Because people are saying it runs bad - it doesnt run bad it just needs a LOT of Vram

09-06-2014, 09:41:04

metalgun2000
Here's my million dollar question, how smooth did Watchdogs play on these cards in SLI? My 780 SLI can get an average of about 70 fps @ 1440p completely maxed out but the moment I start riding a vehicle with any sort of speed, the frame rate tanks to about 20 - 30. It recovers very quickly but it still making the driving choppy. I've even heard it doesn't run well at 1080 maxed on Titan SLI. I heard the frames don't tank quite as hard but it's sounds to me like it's not well optimized. I have other games that use all the 3gb of vram on my cards but still play like butter. I would love to see some 6gb card and 8gb AMD card results.

09-06-2014, 09:58:10

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalgun2000 View Post
Here's my million dollar question, how smooth did Watchdogs play on these cards in SLI? My 780 SLI can get an average of about 70 fps @ 1440p completely maxed out but the moment I start riding a vehicle with any sort of speed, the frame rate tanks to about 20 - 30. It recovers very quickly but it still making the driving choppy. I've even heard it doesn't run well at 1080 maxed on Titan SLI. I heard the frames don't tank quite as hard but it's sounds to me like it's not well optimized. I have other games that use all the 3gb of vram on my cards but still play like butter. I would love to see some 6gb card and 8gb AMD card results.
WD runs like crap on both Nvidia and AMD, but strangely not for everyone, including cards with sufficient Vram.

I think everyone gets the low FPS while driving though, not sure what causes it.
The game uses a lot of Vram on high and ultra settings, at 1080p my Vram usage is around 3.3gb constantly, going higher in places like up to 3.8gb.

Not played much of it though because I have a really low frame rate for some reason. Even on medium settings I struggle to get 50fps, I don't have any problems with any other games so I know it isn't my PC and i'm using the 14.6 drivers AMD released for better performance.

09-06-2014, 10:00:22

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalgun2000 View Post
Here's my million dollar question, how smooth did Watchdogs play on these cards in SLI? My 780 SLI can get an average of about 70 fps @ 1440p completely maxed out but the moment I start riding a vehicle with any sort of speed, the frame rate tanks to about 20 - 30. It recovers very quickly but it still making the driving choppy. I've even heard it doesn't run well at 1080 maxed on Titan SLI. I heard the frames don't tank quite as hard but it's sounds to me like it's not well optimized. I have other games that use all the 3gb of vram on my cards but still play like butter. I would love to see some 6gb card and 8gb AMD card results.

Thats the Vram problem..... You dont get it with these at all.

09-06-2014, 10:11:00

Wraithguard
Bloody good review that Guv and kudos on explaining VRam, crystal clear.

09-06-2014, 10:35:02

YouWhat
Well after that review, my mind is certainly made up now, I'm definitely going to get the twins instead of a Poseidon or any other singular card, I've been toying with the idea of them for a few months, and then RK released that teaser of them, and I been wanting to see this review ever since but was leaning towards the singular card option instead.

Now I just got to make my mind up with the case, Corsair Obsidian 750D or NZXT H440, I am leaning towards the 750D along with a Maximus VII Hero and Frontbase (although I would love to get hold of one of the new Maximus VII Formula boards), and wc the cpu and heatsink, paired with the new 4790K cpu and 16GB Vengeance Pro memory, so thank you TTL for helping me now I've seen that with making my mind up on things, now I just got to finish getting money together and ordering the parts in about a weeks time, if not sooner.

TTL, can you answer me just one Question though please. What size PSU would be needed for the twins?, would a RM 650 be enough or would need to get the RM 750?

09-06-2014, 10:37:26

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by YouWhat View Post
Well after that review, my mind is certainly made up now, I'm definitely going to get the twins instead of a Poseidon or any other singular card, I've been toying with the idea of them for a few months, and then RK released that teaser of them, and I been wanting to see this review ever since but was leaning towards the singular card option instead.

Now I just got to make my mind up with the case, Corsair Obsidian 750D or NZXT H440, I am leaning towards the 750D along with a Maximus VII Hero and Frontbase (although I would love to get hold of one of the new Maximus VII Formula boards, and wc the cpu and heatsink, paired with the new 4790K cpu and 16GB Vengeance Pro memory, so thank you TTL for helping me now I've seen that with making my mind up on things, now I just got to finish getting money together and ordering the parts in about a weeks time, if not sooner.

TTL, can you answer me just one Question though please. What size PSU would be needed for the twins?, would a RM 650 be enough or would need to get the RM 750?
Id actually get the RM850 and then youll know its going to run cool and quiet dude. They would probably work on the 650 but it would be running well over 500w most of the time while heavy gaming Id expect. Getting the 850 just givesyou a nice bit of headroom to make sure the fans are so quiet they might as not be on.

09-06-2014, 10:39:06

barnsley
they look nice but are silly priced for what they are. Maybe its just me but I'd rather spend 205 on a MSI 280x over these.Watchdogs is just poorly optimised, a game that ugly shouldn't need that much Vram.

09-06-2014, 10:39:14

Dicehunter
Where did you get the sexy SLI bridge from ???

09-06-2014, 10:43:07

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Where did you get the sexy SLI bridge from ???
Nvidia.......

09-06-2014, 10:45:49

YouWhat
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Id actually get the RM850 and then youll know its going to run cool and quiet dude. They would probably work on the 650 but it would be running well over 500w most of the time while heavy gaming Id expect. Getting the 850 just givesyou a nice bit of headroom to make sure the fans are so quiet they might as not be on.
Thank you for that, I'm really looking forward to building up my new rig, it might not be the best of everything, but it will certainly work well enough, and also it is major upgrade to what I currently got

09-06-2014, 10:46:18

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Nvidia.......
Was just wondering.........................

I've seen many people do custom jobs that look exactly like that..............................

09-06-2014, 10:48:11

Cru
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Was just wondering.........................

I've seen many people do custom jobs that look exactly like that..............................
evga has one that looks similar

09-06-2014, 10:51:00

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru View Post
evga has one that looks similar
Might get it and mod it for when my 2nd 780 Ti arrives

09-06-2014, 11:11:30

metalgun2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Thats the Vram problem..... You dont get it with these at all.
My apologies Guv, I forgot to thank you for another great review. The game completely distracted me from the topic.

09-06-2014, 11:19:41

Dicehunter
Not too sure it is the VRAM problem, There are games out there that look better and use less VRAM, GTA4 with a few mods looks as good as WD and doesn't use 3-4GB.

People must remember especially El Guvonator seeing as you don't really game a lot, Ubisoft are known for terrible optimizations or lack there of.

Take Assassins Creed 4 for example, The Physx patch for Nvidia cards is terrible, I've done testing while looking at a wall, A WALL, And turned Physx off and on, Off my FPS remained at 60, On they shot down to the 30's and 40's, Looking at a wall and it gets even worse once you venture out into the world not to mention the particle effects from smoke.

Ubisoft does not do optimizations at the level of other companies, If they did we would see WD use less VRAM, Maybe not a huge amount more but definitely a lot less.

09-06-2014, 11:21:44

RickPlaysWarr
Lovely video Tom! The VRam explanation was very well done. I want a pair now. I have the VII Hero board and these would be absolutely what I want for my H440 build, unless I found a pot of gold and could get twin Matrix cards. Anyone know when they might be available in the states? Newegg does not even have a pre order yet.

--Rick--

09-06-2014, 11:38:39

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Not too sure it is the VRAM problem, There are games out there that look better and use less VRAM, GTA4 with a few mods looks as good as WD and doesn't use 3-4GB.
It is definitely not just the Vram, I have a 4gb card and I still get the stuttering while driving even when i'm only using 3.3gb of the 4gb available.
It isn't just me either, people in threads on several forums and other places are all saying the same. It doesn't effect everyone though, some people are lucky and don't have any issues with WD at all and there are others like me that do.

09-06-2014, 11:40:54

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
It is definitely not just the Vram, I have a 4gb card and I still get the stuttering while driving even when i'm only using 3.3gb of the 4gb available.
It isn't just me either, people in threads on several forums and other places are all saying the same. It doesn't effect everyone though, some people are lucky and don't have any issues with WD at all and there are others like me that do.
I've tested WD on my work mates rig, He has 2 x Titan Blacks so I know it's not a performance issue.

I know this might sound like an old argument but a lot of game devs now simply do not optimize their games well or even at all and simply rely on GPU manufacturers to optimize drivers, Annoying but quite true.

The only companies that do optimize very well are MMO devs because people are constantly on their games and those communities are VERY vocal.

09-06-2014, 11:48:00

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I've tested WD on my work mates rig, He has 2 x Titan Blacks so I know it's not a performance issue.

I know this might sound like an old argument but a lot of game devs now simply do not optimize their games well or even at all and simply rely on GPU manufacturers to optimize drivers, Annoying but quite true.

The only companies that do optimize very well are MMO devs because people are constantly on their games and those communities are VERY vocal.
This is true but there it is definitely not just down to the Vram, like I said it doesn't effect everyone but there are a lot of people it does effect

This is with cards with 4gb or more, cards with 3gb or less it is probably the Vram but there are people getting stuttering and low performance even with 290s and Titans. It is most likely is a optimization problem, hopefully Ubisoft will release a optimization patch.

09-06-2014, 18:29:45

metalgun2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Not too sure it is the VRAM problem, There are games out there that look better and use less VRAM, GTA4 with a few mods looks as good as WD and doesn't use 3-4GB.

People must remember especially El Guvonator seeing as you don't really game a lot, Ubisoft are known for terrible optimizations or lack there of.

Take Assassins Creed 4 for example, The Physx patch for Nvidia cards is terrible, I've done testing while looking at a wall, A WALL, And turned Physx off and on, Off my FPS remained at 60, On they shot down to the 30's and 40's, Looking at a wall and it gets even worse once you venture out into the world not to mention the particle effects from smoke.

Ubisoft does not do optimizations at the level of other companies, If they did we would see WD use less VRAM, Maybe not a huge amount more but definitely a lot less.
I would have to agree, vram is causing some of the problems with cards less than 3gb. I was watching videos of Xfire 290x's and SLI Titan', every time with 1080 or a higher resolution, the frames tank hard at times but not suffering quite as bad as 3gb cards. If 2 Titans or 290x's aren't up to the job than nothing is.

09-06-2014, 18:34:47

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalgun2000 View Post
I would have to agree, vram is causing some of the problems with cards less than 3gb. I was watching videos of Xfire 290x's and SLI Titan', every time with 1080 or a higher resolution, the frames tank hard at times but not suffering quite as bad as 3gb cards. If 2 Titans or 290x's aren't up to the job than nothing is.
It's getting quite stupid now, We are at an age where devs should be optimizing their products so they perform very well, They have the tools readily available to them they just don't see profit in doing optimizations as has been seen by nearly all Ubisoft and EA releases.

10-06-2014, 04:03:39

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
It's getting quite stupid now, We are at an age where devs should be optimizing their products so they perform very well, They have the tools readily available to them they just don't see profit in doing optimizations as has been seen by nearly all Ubisoft and EA releases.
If everything ran at 60fps on a wrist watch like COD then GPU manu's wouldnt bother with big money cards. Be thankful for shit games or you wouldnt have your 780 Ti

10-06-2014, 12:55:07

metalgun2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
If everything ran at 60fps on a wrist watch like COD then GPU manu's wouldnt bother with big money cards. Be thankful for shit games or you wouldnt have your 780 Ti
TTL has a point. We need games that tear the rear end out of the hardware to drive the technology forward. Solid competition is needed as well. Tonga isn't going to be the performance answer to Maxwell. I hope Maxwell lights a fire underneath AMD.

10-06-2014, 13:55:12

Wraithguard
Game devs optimise their games with what ever hardware they coded the game with at the time, they can't be expected to wait and optimise it for all GPU contingencies. That's where the GPU manu's step in with their Drivers, while Devs do their best to create a generic across the board (& Platforms) title they can't be held accountable for compatability or performance issues.

Unless it's Battlefield then it's EAs fault.

10-06-2014, 13:58:41

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalgun2000 View Post
TTL has a point. We need games that tear the rear end out of the hardware to drive the technology forward. Solid competition is needed as well. Tonga isn't going to be the performance answer to Maxwell. I hope Maxwell lights a fire underneath AMD.

The original Crysis brought us things like the 3770X2 and GTX285 etc - gamings killing cards means we get epic hardware quicker.


Look at the impact AMD failing has had on Intel launches.....

10-06-2014, 14:02:59

MaddenShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
The original Crysis brought us things like the 3770X2 and GTX285 etc - gamings killing cards means we get epic hardware quicker.


Look at the impact AMD failing has had on Intel launches.....
This is true, we need really intensive games to drive the industry forward. If only AMD would try to compete with Intel; no more of this APU stuff. We are building PCs, not consoles!

10-06-2014, 14:03:58

RickPlaysWarr
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Look at the impact AMD failing has had on Intel launches.....
The pace of innovation did slow quite a bit. Without competition, why push? I hope this will change for the better and we can see a healthy competition again.

--Rick--

10-06-2014, 14:08:27

SieB
Demanding games are all well and good, but lets not mistake buggy and unoptimized with graphically demanding.

Games like BF3, BF4, Crysis 2+3 and The Witcher 2 are good examples of graphically demanding. Games like Watch Dogs, GTA IV, Arma II and Dark Souls are good examples of badly optimized and buggy.

10-06-2014, 14:09:45

MaddenShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Demanding games are all well and good, but lets not mistake buggy and unoptimized with graphically demanding.

Games like BF3, BF4, Crysis 2+3 and The Witcher 2 are good examples of graphically demanding. Games like Watch Dogs, GTA IV, Arma II and Dark Souls are good examples of badly optimized and buggy.
This is very true, and lets not forget DayZ standalone (sure, its in alpha), which runs like a dog

10-06-2014, 14:09:46

Wraithguard
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
This is true, we need really intensive games to drive the industry forward. If only AMD would try to compete with Intel; no more of this APU stuff. We are building PCs, not consoles!
Well here's hoping AMD pull something magical out of the hat with the new Athlon FX series, I'm counting on pure solid cores with non of this shared cores cluster crap that crippled the Excavators (real bad move). The architecture was there but the execution was terrible.

10-06-2014, 14:11:40

MaddenShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Well here's hoping AMD pull something magical out of the hat with the new Athlon FX series, I'm counting on pure solid cores with non of this shared cores cluster crap that crippled the Excavators (real bad move). The architecture was there but the execution was terrible.
Really, AMD just need to follow Intel and "borrow" some of their ideas. I dont care if Intel is always going to be slightly better, but if AMD can release cheaper, but competative CPUs, then thats all they need to do to keep competition going.

10-06-2014, 14:24:35

Wraithguard
Well they had it spot on with the Phenom x4 965 and the x6 1045t, they should have stuck with it and just improved what worked, they still give current CPUs a run for their money.

10-06-2014, 19:03:35

smokingtommy
i think having the silver pipes are a good thing as it will stop the retards tryings to sell it on ebay as its big brother just a thought

11-06-2014, 10:10:32

metalgun2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
The original Crysis brought us things like the 3770X2 and GTX285 etc - gamings killing cards means we get epic hardware quicker.


Look at the impact AMD failing has had on Intel launches.....
Crysis was the very reason there are dual core cards. Even the rig I built just to play it couldn't handle it completely. A Phenom II 955 Black and a 4870x2.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
This is true, we need really intensive games to drive the industry forward. If only AMD would try to compete with Intel; no more of this APU stuff. We are building PCs, not consoles!
AMD is supposed to be working on some amazing x86 cpu architecture. They're dropping the CMT architecture and going with a SMT architecture like Intel. It's likely to have hyper threading, or so I've heard. There is some evidence of this being true, for instance the FX line didn't get the Steamroller update. Looks like AMD is hitching up their pants. They don't have to be as quick as an Intel but if it's close enough, I'll happily get one. AMD really does have some amazing engineers but as always, lacking in the capital.

11-06-2014, 13:28:45

Agamemnon
It looks like the shape of the shroud would obstruct a 3 or 4 way sli bridge, I am not interested in doing 3 or 4 way sli just wondering if asus have made a design mistake.

16-06-2014, 15:18:56

Joao Dario
where can I get one of those sli bridges ?

17-06-2014, 09:03:11

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joao Dario View Post
where can I get one of those sli bridges ?
Read page 2 of this thread

17-06-2014, 09:04:30

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
If everything ran at 60fps on a wrist watch like COD then GPU manu's wouldnt bother with big money cards. Be thankful for shit games or you wouldnt have your 780 Ti
True, WD is badly optimized though, The visuals do not justify the hardware requirements no matter which way you look at it, Crysis on the other hand when it came out yes, Looked amazing, It still does look amazing to this day and can stand next to new releases comfortably, To a certain degree anyway.

Look at a heavily modded Skyrim for example with 4K & 8K texture packs, Improved DOF, Terrain textures, Skyline, Animations, Sounds, The list goes on and on yet the performance is fantastic and it looks breath taking once done right and that's down to the fact the engine was very well written.

The point is there are quite a few games out there that look better than WD and run a lot better too.

Ubisoft is well known in the PC gaming community to be very lazy when it comes to coding their games well but I'm still holding out hope that their PC department improves over time

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joao Dario View Post
where can I get one of those sli bridges ?
They are direct from Nvidia and only for "Showpieces" i.e Reviewers, Feature videos, Build to order systems from Origin PC's etc...

Sadly you cannot buy them on their own.

19-08-2014, 10:45:01

Roy569
Awesome design and nice hardware i could really use this still using a pentium 4.

26-08-2014, 09:00:49

BARRYWB
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