Overall and Final Verdict

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Being our first look at one of Gigabyte’s Windforce video cards I have to admit that I am impressed with the amount of cooling that they packed into the Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Windforce. Three fans on one card isn’t something you will see every day and it did its job and some when it came to keeping the overclocked GTX 760 cool. The unique cooling design does have a couple downsides as you would expect. For one, when the three fans are running at 100% fan speed they can be fairly noisy. 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.  The other downside is this card is a little longer than the other GTX 760’s, it shouldn’t be an issue for most people but if you are putting this card in a small case it could come up and you should be aware. Of course there is one major selling point about the Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Windforce, on top of its great performance. Gigabyte isn’t marking the card up at all over the reference design, meaning you can get this overclocked card for less than any of the other overclocked cards. At that price, why would you want a reference card when for the same price you can get better cooling and a stock overclock! 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31583 29 Jun 2013 04:50
One last GTX 760 to check out before the weekend!
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arbiter replied the topic: #31584 29 Jun 2013 14:18
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.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31585 29 Jun 2013 17:25
"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.

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