Tuesday, July 9th 2013

Gigabyte Announces GeForce GTX 760 4GB WindForce OC

Gigabyte announced its premium GeForce GTX 760-based graphics card, the GV-N760OC-4GD. The card ships with 4 GB of memory (compared to 2 GB standard), and factory-overclocked speeds of 1085 MHz core, 1150 MHz GPU Boost; while keeping the memory ticking at 6.00 GHz. The card uses Gigabyte's new WindForce 450W cooling solution deployed on a number of its new GeForce 700 series products.

GV-N760OC-4GD is based on the same exact PCB as the company's GeForce GTX 770 WindForce OC, which draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and conditions it using an 8-phase VRM. The WindForce 450W cooling solution can handle thermal loads as high as 450W. It uses two aluminum fin-stacks strapped along the ends of six copper heat pipes (two 8 mm-thick, four 6 mm-thick), which are then ventilated by a trio of 80 mm fans. We expect the card to be priced around US $300.
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8 Comments on Gigabyte Announces GeForce GTX 760 4GB WindForce OC

#1
The Quim Reaper
Excellent mid-range card for all those PS4/Xbone ports incoming over the next 3-4yrs, with that 4GB of GDDR5.
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alwayssts
by: The Quim Reaper
Excellent mid-range card for all those PS4/Xbone ports incoming over the next 3-4yrs, with that 4GB of GDDR5.
True statement, that. Also sli.

Kind of fairly monumental overkill of cooling/pcb length/PEG requirements though, and I would think that will contribute to a high cost. I highly doubt nvidia will let them go over whatever 760 is rated tdp-wise which makes it questionable...granted obviously 2gb was not held back by whatever that number is (~200w like 670? 170 + ~20%?). Still, could conceivably play as an overall factor in clocks.

I agree it sounds interesting as a spec product, but question if this is the right way to go about it. Kinda makes you wonder if they overspecced it simply so they could get away with charging similar if not more than 1/2 780 and not upset the balance in the force (read: 760/770 tweener product without pissing off nvidia).
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RCoon
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by: alwayssts
True statement, that. Also sli.

Kind of fairly monumental overkill of cooling/pcb length/PEG requirements though, and I would think that will contribute to a high cost. I highly doubt nvidia will let them go over whatever 760 is rated tdp-wise which makes it questionable...granted obviously 2gb was not held back by whatever that number is (~200w like 670? 170 + ~20%?). Still, could conceivably play as an overall factor in clocks.

I agree it sounds interesting as a spec product, but question if this is the right way to go about it. Kinda makes you wonder if they overspecced it simply so they could get away with charging more than 1/2 780 and not upset the balance in the force.
Seems like they've done what they normally do, and have a stockpile of the highend card PCB that they'll use for everything to drive up the likeability of the card. They did the same with the 7950 with 7970 PCB. They've added plenty of VRAM which is ideal for the coming(maybe?) VRAM requirements, but its just to increase cost. They've brought out a new epic cooler, so why not market it some more on one of the GPU's I believe will be a hot seller in the next year for mid-high rigs.
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#4
Dj-ElectriC
GTX760's core with the WF3 450W is a brutal combo
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#5
1c3d0g
by: Dj-ElectriC
GTX760's core with the WF3 450W is a brutal combo
:toast:
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#6
EpicShweetness
Apparently some games at higher resolutions are testing the limits of 2GB of VRAM and since (for some unforeseeable reason) the VRAM doesn't double up when you SLI them, this would an awesome 2560x1440/1600 card(s) on the cheap.
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#7
SaltyFish
I think this is the first non-flagship single-GPU card to hit the 4GB VRAM mark.

(Insert obligatory "shove it into a 32-bit OS" comment here)

Either way, would be interesting to see how this performs at resolutions of 2048x1536 and higher. Probably still a ways off from driving 3D games at 4K though.
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#8
frag85
by: EpicShweetness
Apparently some games at higher resolutions are testing the limits of 2GB of VRAM and since (for some unforeseeable reason) the VRAM doesn't double up when you SLI them, this would an awesome 2560x1440/1600 card(s) on the cheap.
This is a great cheaper card for surround users. About the same performance as a 670 and also a better memory bus for $100 cheaper than the 670 4GB. I'll def be looking at this for when I upgrade from 3840x1024 to 5760x1200.
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