MSI GTX 760 Mini-ITX Gaming 2 GB

MSI GTX 760 Mini-ITX Gaming 2 GB

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Introduction



Released in late June 2013, the GeForce GTX 760 is based on the same 28 nm GK104 silicon as the GeForce GTX 680, but features just six of the chip's eight streaming multiprocessors, which translates into a configuration with 1,152 CUDA cores and 96 texture memory units (TMUs). Unlike the GTX 660 Ti, NVIDIA left the memory and raster operations subsystems untouched, giving the chip a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface and 32 ROPs.

The chip features NVIDA's GPU Boost 2.0 technology, which takes temperature, power, and load into account. Opportunities for the GPU to run boost frequencies at load are greater if the GPU is cool (under the 80°C mark) , and therein lies the incentive to opt for custom design graphics cards with competent cooling solutions. The memory is clocked at 6 Gbps, which yields a decent 192 GB/s of memory bandwidth, a 33 percent increase over the GTX 660 Ti and GTX 660.



MSI engineered a GeForce GTX 760 variant around the needs of compact form-factor cases. It matches mini-ITX motherboards perfectly, so MSI's recent Z87I mini-ITX release comes as no surprise. The MSI GTX 760 Mini-ITX comes with both its small form factor and a large overclock out of the box, and a new fan that exhausts hot air out the case to make sure your small form-factor chassis doesn't overheat.

Price-wise, we see an increase of around $30, which isn't unreasonably high considering that components with a small footprint usually come with a price premium.

GeForce GTX 760 Market Segment Analysis
 GeForce
GTX 660
Radeon
HD 7870
Radeon
R9 270X
GeForce
GTX 660 Ti
GeForce
GTX 760
MSI GTX
760 Mini
Radeon
HD 7950
GeForce
GTX 670
Radeon
HD 7970
GeForce
GTX 770
HD 7970
GHz Ed.
Shader Units9601280128013441152115217921344204815362048
ROPs2432322432323232323232
Graphics ProcessorGK106PitcairnPitcairnGK104GK104GK104TahitiGK104TahitiGK104Tahiti
Transistors2540M2800M2800M3500M3500M3500M4310M3500M4310M3500M4310M
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB3072 MB
Memory Bus Width192 bit256 bit256 bit192 bit256 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit
Core Clock980 MHz+1000 MHz1050 MHz915 MHz+980 MHz+1033 MHz+800 MHz915 MHz+925 MHz1046 MHz+1050 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz1200 MHz1400 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz1250 MHz1502 MHz1375 MHz1753 MHz1500 MHz
Price$190$190$200$260$240$270$400$270$450$340$470
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