Overall and Final Verdict
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!