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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 25 Jun 2013.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very impressive for £200.

    Not gutted I bought 2 670s for £60 more than the price of 3 of these, I got my timing bad, happens to many now & then. :lol:

    Oh well. :D
     
  2. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    Doesn't 3-way SLi have a lot more issues than 2-way? If I am right in my thinking you may have the better set-up any way, although I think I would have have 2 of these (probably ASUS versions when they are released), overclock them if needed and save quite a bit of cash in the process.

    I think it is fair enough to say that no one saw these coming out at under £200...
     
  3. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, we had a large discussion here a couple of months ago as to why Crysis wasn't in the standart test suit anymore.
    The Con-part was: it's not played anymore
    The Pro-part was: exactly what you write up there, backwards comparability

    Current Pricing in Germany is such that the GTX760 is on par with the 7950 Boost Edition at 240€.
    The 670 finally moved down to 300€, but alas, so did the 7970
     
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  4. AlienwareAndy

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    3 way is sometimes worse than 2 way when the drivers get it wrong. And they do, very often.

    I've had 8600GT in SLI, 480s and 670s and two way is great. Add more? it turns into a nightmare. I did a sponsored build a couple of years back with a pair of 295s I got for dirt cheap (£120 the pair was pretty much nothing) and whilst they were quite out dated I gave it a go..

    My findings were pretty bad. In nearly all games I had to mess around with the drivers as it would disable SLI whenever a new scene was rendered. It was pretty much only any good for benchmarks.

    I'm a strong advocate for SLI but only with two cards. Since the 590 Nvidia have really worked hard to keep their drivers working, whilst ignoring the tiny (and rather rich) niche who decide to add more.
     
  5. toolio20

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    Currently the HD 7970 is $300 - I don't know what that is in .lbs, but this price pretty much renders Nvidia's entire lineup moot; the 7950 now sits at $250. Any review calling the 660 the "undisputed" bang for buck card is ridiculous (and don't get me started on the guy going gaga over a 150MHz overclock on the 760 like that's somehow a stellar result).

    Nvidia makes nice stuff but I've become quite biased against them as a result of their pricing (typically $100 more than the AMD counterpart) and their total voltage lockdown. While this "new" 760 may appear to compete favorably with a stock 7950 I have my doubts concerning the Nvidia card's ability to maintain parity should both cards be clocked similarly.
     
  6. SchizoFrog

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    ON Newegg's US website there is one model of the 7970 for $330 then they jump to $370 and above and the 7950 starts at $270, so you are exaggerating a little on both counts. Over here in the UK the 7970 is around £285 and the 7950 is £225 compared to the GTX760 at £200. The test results show that GTX760 comprehensively beats the 7950 which is more expensive and then trades blows with the 7970, a card which is nearly £300, over 40% more expensive at the lowest price points available, at least from Newegg. I think that shows that nVidia pretty much stomps on AMD until they adjust their prices but I can't see a 7970 ever coming in under £200.

    After checking, the GTX760 is exactly as stated in this article... $249.99 which is cheaper then both cards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933
     
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    The review shows that the 7950 beats the 760 in several games, and is more or less the same in the rest, so how is the 760 comprehensively beating it?

    The 760 doesn't compete with a 7970.
     
  8. Joey Propane

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    I bought my EVGA 670 for £265 new pretty much bang on a year ago... I can't remember the last time I owned a GPU that was still selling for pretty much the same price a year later. That makes me happy.:)
     
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    Apparently ASUS are going to release a mini version, that should be great for small, high end machines.
     
  10. holbob

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    So it's basically a 760 or 7950 then? Either worth it over a 570?
     
  11. Shirty

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    I noticed the difference from a 560Ti 448 up to a 7950/670 at 1080, they let you ramp the details right up again in more demanding titles like Metro and Crysis 3. As would the 760.
     
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    Yeah, even a 7850 can beat a GTX 570. If you want to keep costs down a bit then a 7870 LE (£165 inc games).
     
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    For the vram alone.. Battlefield 3 on ultra will texture stream on anything less than 1.5gb. I sold my 470 because of that, was getting terrible input lag.
     
  14. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Either of them would be a significant improvement over a 570, although the 570 is still pretty capable at 1080p.

    570 vs 760

    570 vs 7950
     
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