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 Ti
|MSI GTX |
| HD 7970|
|Memory Size||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||3072 MB||2048 MB||3072 MB||2048 MB||3072 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||192 bit||256 bit||256 bit||192 bit||256 bit||256 bit||384 bit||256 bit||384 bit||256 bit||384 bit|
|Core Clock||980 MHz+||1000 MHz||1050 MHz||915 MHz+||980 MHz+||1033 MHz+||800 MHz||915 MHz+||925 MHz||1046 MHz+||1050 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1502 MHz||1200 MHz||1400 MHz||1502 MHz||1502 MHz||1502 MHz||1250 MHz||1502 MHz||1375 MHz||1753 MHz||1500 MHz|