What does a tiny bump in overclock (13 Mhz) get you over the EVGA card that I tested earlier this week? Honestly only a fraction of an FPS and in some cases the difference is so small that it falls into the margin of error. The performance of the Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Windforce is JUST as impressive as the EVGA card, especially when compared to the reference card and to our R7970 in our test results. The overclock on the Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Windforce helps edge the GTX 760’s performance up beyond the GTX 670 in most of these tests. Not too bad considering the GTX 670 has a lot more CUDA cores and sold for a lot more than any GTX 760.
as an owner of a gtx670 windforce card, noise of fans at 100% is not an issue. Even with my card overclocked to 1250mhz gpu and 6.8ghz memoory, mine rarely ever tops 50% on fans or gets over 70c. You listed it as a con to the card the noise level at 100%, frankly it will never get there, less he person has some serious case venting issues.
for a 760, windforce cooler might be a bit overkill. from tip of the rear bracket to end of the cooler is like 11inch's so its not a small card.
"But the cooling power of the card means that unless you set the fans to 100% yourself you will most likely never have to worry about that."
Yeah I agree, I mentioned the same thing in the review. But I mention it because some people like to turn up their fan speed manually, and if they do they its going to be noisier than the other GTX 760's tested.