GeForce GTX 760 Review: Mainstream Performance

Nvidia has continued to roll out the GeForce 700 series this week with the GTX 760 -- the generation's first truly mainstream product, with pricing well under that of the GTX Titan, 780 and even the 770, which at $400 still costs more than the average gamer is willing to spend. In other words, the GTX 760 has the potential to be today's most relevant option for someone who needs a new graphics card.

GeForce GTX 760 Review

Previous 700 series cards have been heavy hitters, with the GTX 770 packing about as much muscle as the GTX 680 for about $100 less. Assuming Nvidia doesn't throw us a curve ball, we expect the GTX 760 to deliver performance comparable to that of the HD 7950 with a price tag that's closer to HD 7870s -- a situation that would invariably benefit anyone shopping for a mid-range GPU.

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master race issues this midrange gpu its not good enough and its still very expensive card, hopefully ati knows to price better

"With a $249 price tag the GTX 760 is most straightforward successor to enthusiast cards like the GTX 560 Ti and GTX 460 1GB. In the case of the former, now one full cycle old, the performance gains are solid, with GTX 760 improving on the GTX 560 Ti by about 67%. This isn't exceptional by any means (the GTX 570 to GTX 770 was 75%) but it's about average for a 2 year (generational) improvement. Otherwise for a true doubling we'll have to wait for one more year, as evidenced by the better than 100% performance gains over the 3 year old GTX 460 1GB." - http://www.anandtech.com/show/...a-geforce-gtx-760-review/18

I ponied up for the GTX 780, and it's a great card, I upgraded from a GTX 660. Honestly, the 660 was a great card for $200 and if the 760 improves on that and stays close to it on price, you'll have a card that can play almost any game on max settings. I'll say this, games like Crysis and both Metros are like different games with the settings cranked all the way up, I couldn't believe the difference. But it's a hefty price to pay for that added benefit if my budget was a concern, I'd go for a 760 all day long.

Teh price point! Costs the same as 660 Ti, beats it, and will probably drop five or ten when it's not "HOT" anymore. I've been following a pretty pattern of 8600GT... 260... 560Ti... was waiting for this and it doesn't actually disappoint.

This is just a repackaged 660 with some subtle differences. They really didn't try this generation, I might just go t'wards AMD....

Farchord said,
This is just a repackaged 660 with some subtle differences. They really didn't try this generation, I might just go t'wards AMD....

Good luck with those drivers.

Farchord said,
This is just a repackaged 660 with some subtle differences. They really didn't try this generation, I might just go t'wards AMD....

That reasoning makes almost zero sense.
The 760 beats the 660 by a pretty huge margin, so I'm not sure what your issue is...

Farchord said,
This is just a repackaged 660 with some subtle differences. They really didn't try this generation, I might just go t'wards AMD....

You mean Repackaged GTX 670? I could not see 670 on the comparison charts. Did Nvidia disallow that?

Order_66 said,

Good luck with those drivers.

Welcome to year 2000.

I curently own a 670 and previously owned a 5850 and i can tell you today nVidia drivers are not better. This used to be true but it's not anymore. People should wake up and realise it's 2013.

If we're still debating over drivers, I would put my faith in Nvidia knowing that at least they carry on active support of their drivers longer than AMD does. Quick example: Nvidia's 8000 series is still supported in the latest beta drivers out today, and only earlier this year they dropped support for the 6000 cards. AMD dropped 4000 series support earlier this year and some of those cards are newer than my 8800 GT resting in a cabinet.

Farchord said,
This is just a repackaged 660 with some subtle differences. They really didn't try this generation, I might just go t'wards AMD....

You couldn't be more wrong.

LaP said,

Welcome to year 2000.

I curently own a 670 and previously owned a 5850 and i can tell you today nVidia drivers are not better. This used to be true but it's not anymore. People should wake up and realise it's 2013.

Owned a pair of 7970's last year, cf was terrible due to drivers and microstutter was unbearable, swapped them out for a pair of gtx 680's, problem solved.

Also have an hp laptop with an hd4000 series card, the drivers constantly malfunction, what a total abomination, and to make matters worse amd now considers the graphics to be legacy despite the laptop being only a year old.

Like I said, good luck with those drivers.

Denis W said,
AMD dropped 4000 series support earlier this year.
AMD did not drop support of the 4000 series, the updates have slowed down to a quarterly basis. Besides when was the last time Nvidia actually changed anything for the Geforce 8 Series in their drivers? Just like AMD they're done optimizing for those old cards, only focusing on specific critical issues if they arise.

I have nVidia ( 630 ) and AMD ( 6750 ) video cards in 2 of my computers. Never had issues with nVidia drivers, but stil have with AMD. I've have to wait about a year to find a driver who didn't need tweaking just for play HD Movies . Once finded, never updated ( tryed once but it broken again HD playback )