NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Overclocked Variant Performance Revealed in 3DMark 11


Yesterday, we saw the first GPU-z screenshot of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 760 graphics card which showed less impressive specifications than previously anticipated. The performance numbers of the GeForce graphics card have also been leaked by Chiphell which can be seen below.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 3DMark 11 Performance Unveiled

The GeForce GTX 760 was supposed to be a rebadge of the GeForce GTX 670 but it isn’t. From the latest GPU-z screenshot, we can see that NVIDIA made a few changes with the new GK104-225 A2 Kepler core. The notable change is that NVIDIA has cut down 2 SMX units off the Kepler core which amount to 1152 Cuda cores, 32 ROPs and 96 TMUs within the new graphics processing unit. Compared to both the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and the GTX 670, this would mean a massive hit to performance but at the same time NVIDIA brought a 2 GB GDDR5 memory running across a 256-bit interface compared to the 192-bit memory interface on the GeForce GTX 660 Ti.

NVIDIA has also pumped the memory clock at the reference 7 GHz speed for the GeForce 700 series (excluding GeForce 780). These are great numbers which bring the frequencies upto the mark of overclocked GeForce 600 series cards and we would be looking at even faster clocked custom models with the ability to overclock here. Now one thing to note is that the user who leaked the performance results is the same guy from Chiphell who yesterday gave us the GPU-z screenshot and he has revealed that the GTX 760 model he received for testing is a non-reference variant hence clocked at 1072 MHz for core and 1111 MHz for boost. The memory clock should remain the same for reference variants too. So its still not known what would the reference variants boast in terms of clock frequencies, performance could take a major hit if they end up below the 1 GHz mark.

For cooling, it would be a miracle to see the card in its reference design since almost every manufacturer are using their custom coolers with the new GeForce GTX 760 GPU. Even so that each cooler looks distinctively similar to those used on GeForce GTX 770/670/660Ti. NVIDIA is also said to not release the GeForce GTX 760 under the TI branding. The specific reason was not detailed. The GeForce GTX 760 is said to launch within this week at a price of $299.

The performance of the GeForce GTX 760 is said to be 8830 Marks in 3DMark 11 Performance preset which is comparable to an overclocked GeForce GTX 660 Ti and just under the neck of a stock GeForce GTX 670. However, overclocked GeForce GTX 670 models would end up faster. Just for comparison we have the following numbers:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Specs:

Model GeForce GTX Titan GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 770 GeForce GTX 760
Core GK110-400 GK110-300 GK104-425 GK104-225
Transistors 7.1 B 7.1 B 3.5 B 3.5 B
Die Size 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Stream Processors 2668 2304 1536 1152
Core Clock 837 MHz 863 MHz 1146 MHz 1072 MHz (OC)
Boost Clock 876 MHz 902 MHz 1085 MHz 1111 MHz (OC)
Memory Clock 1502 MHz 1502 MHz 1753 MHz 1752 MHz
Memory Size 6 GB 3 GB 2 GB/4GB 2 GB
Memory Interface 384-bit GDDR5 384-bit GDDR5 256-bit GDDR5 256-bit GDDR5
MAX TDP 250W 250W 230W 170W
ROPs 48 48 32 32
TMUs 224 192 128 96
Bandwidth 288.4 288.4 224.4 224.4
Price $1000 $649 $399 $249-$299

3DMark 11 Performance Comparison:

  • GeForce GTX 670 @ Stock Clocks: 8900 3DMarks

  • GeForce GTX 760 @ 1072/1111 : 8830 3DMarks

  • GeForce GTX 660 TI @ Stock Clocks : 8200 3DMarks

GeForce GTX 670 3DMark 11 BreakDown:

  • 3DMark Score: 8830 3DMarks (Overall Score)

  • Graphics Score: 8897 Marks

  • Physics Score: 9676 Marks

  • Combined Score: 7435 Marks