titleJust this past week I was away on vacation, I came back to a stack of boxes with most of them being video cards. This time, most of them are a new model from Nvidia. Just like with other big launches, the Nvidia GTX 780 was quickly followed up by the GTX 770. To continue filling in gaps in their product line that the GTX 780 launch created Nvidia is launching the GTX 760 that will replace the GTX 660 Ti. Today we are going to take a look at the new GTX 760 and see what it is all about as well as seeing what it is capable in our test suite. The GTX 780 and GTX 770’s were both impressive, I am very curious to see what they will be following them up with.


Product Name: Nvidia GTX 760

Review Sample Provided by: Nvidia

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


GTX 760 Details

As Nvidia went over the details of the GTX 760 I was sitting comfortably with a nice view of the ocean while on vacation. They went over some of the details that we spoke about on our forums a few weeks ago with PC gaming being a big focus for a lot of the developers at GDC this year. They also showed us where the GTX 760 will fit in their product lineup. As you can see below the GTX 760 is replacing the GTX 660 Ti and we will still have the GTX 660 and below. Something they don’t normally show us is their product lineup for the future, as you can see below this will be the last launch until at least the fall. I would guess that Nvidia would like to see AMD bring out its new cards before they continue bringing out the 700 series. All of the GTX 600 series cards have adjusted in price to fit their new placement in the product line as well.  

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Now that we know where the GTX 760 goes in the product lineup, let’s take a look at its specifications. As you can see below the GTX 760 is very similar to the GTX 660 Ti. I put together a table showing the specifications between the GTX 660, GTX 660 Ti, and the new GTX 760. As you can see the GTX 660 Ti actually had more CUDA cores than the card that replaces it. They did however bump up the clock speeds as well as give the GTX 760 more voltage to support those clock speeds as well. On the memory side of things they have moved from a 192 bit interface to a 256 bit interface for a little more bandwidth. It will be interesting to see in our performance sections how the improved clock speed and memory bandwidth will perform against the lower CUDA cores.

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GTX 660

GTX 660 Ti

GTX 760

CUDA Cores




Base Clock

980 Mhz

915 Mhz

980 Mhz

Boost Clock

1033 Mhz

980 Mhz

1,033 Mhz

Memory Config

2GB/192-bit GDDR5

2GB/192-bit GDDR5

2GB or 4GB/256-bit GDDR5

Memory Speed

6.0 Gbps

6.0 Gbps

6.0 Gbps

Power Connectors


6-pin + 6-pin

6-pin + 6-pin








Displayport 1.2



Displayport 1.2



Displayport 1.2

Bus Interface

PCI Express 3.0

PCI Express 3.0

PCI Express 3.0


Just like the GTX 770 and GTX 780 the GTX 760 does still have Boost 2.0 and along with that the new adaptive temperature controller that eliminates a lot of the quick fan speed adjustments that end up making a lot of noise. Nvidia has figured out that it is the big changes in fan speed that make fan noise so noticeable, slower more controlled fan speed changes will still keep things cool while being less noticeable to the end user.

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Here is a full specification breakdown of the GTX 760 as well


Graphics Processing Clusters

3 or 4

Streaming Multiprocessors


CUDA Cores


Texture Units


ROP Units


Base Clock

980 MHz

Boost Clock

1,033 MHz

Memory Clock (Data rate)

6008 MHz

L2 Cache Size


Total Video Memory

2048MB GDDR5

Memory Interface


Total Memory Bandwidth

192.26 GB/s

Texture Filtering Rate (Bilinear)

94.1 GigaTexels/sec

Fabrication Process

28 nm

Transistor Count

3.54 Billion


2 x Dual-Link DVI


1 x DisplayPort

Form Factor

Dual Slot

Power Connectors

2 x  6-pin

Recommended Power Supply

500 Watts

Thermal Design Power (TDP)

170 Watts

Thermal Threshold2

95° C



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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #31546 25 Jun 2013 21:11
Nvidia's latest card launched this morning! Enjoy
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Satansoul replied the topic: #31547 26 Jun 2013 02:47
I have not seen any 7950s being tested? are you guys gonna test one soon?
garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #31548 26 Jun 2013 03:46
we tested one back on Jan 31st of 2012 when they launched


I doubt we will see any more

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