Review Gigabyte GeForce GTX graphics card 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2GB: outgoing nature

Review Gigabyte GeForce GTX graphics card 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2GB: outgoing nature

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    Original Gigabyte videocard will soon be treated to the previous generation of NVIDIA, but for some time yet remain relevant for budget gamers, especially because it has several interesting features.

    Introduction

    In cinematography, the term “leaving nature” means the time of year or location that is about to disappear, and we must hurry up with filming. So periodically happens with computer accessories, in particular – with video.

    After the announcement of the successful models of graphics cards NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 all eagerly await the appearance of a middle class graphics card – GeForce GTX 960. However, its release NVIDIA decided to delay, so the first quarter of 2015 this model we likely will not see.

    This means that the GeForce GTX 760, and the replacement of which will come new, yet long enough period of time (taking into account the slow saturation of the market and high prices in the first months of sales GTX 960) will remain relevant.

    In other words, GeForce GTX 760 now can be called “Last Things,” but it will go still slower than a change of seasons.

    In this regard, we turned to the range GeForce GTX 760 from different companies and found that as many as nine different Gigabyte graphics options on this version of the chip. They differ in the design of printed circuit boards, the frequency of the GPU, video memory, and finally, cooling systems.

    The latest model of this series is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 with an index of GV-N760WF2OC-2GD.

    In addition to the conventional novel, the video card is different from other versions of Gigabyte two-fanned cooling system WINDFORCE 2X, while on all other models of this company established WINDFORCE 3X.

    Probably the engineers felt that the simplified cooler would be sufficient. Know this is true or not, and also tell you about all the other features of the graphics card today and we’ll try.

    Specifications

    Specifications graphics card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC are shown in the table.

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC (GV-N760WF2OC-2GD)
    Graphic Processor GK104 (TSMC)
    Process technology, nm 28 (low-k)
    Mm2chip area 294
    Number of transistors, mln 3540
    GPU frequency, MHz 3D 1033 (boost-1098)
    2D 135
    Number of unified shader processors, pcs. 1152
    The number of texture units, pcs. 96
    The number of blocks of raster operations (ROPs), pcs. 32
    Maximum theoretical fillrate, Gpiks / s 33.1
    Theoretical maximum texture sampling rate, Gteks / s 99.2
    Support version Pixel Shaders / Vertex Shaders 5.0 / 5.0
    Type of memory supported GDDR5
    Bit memory bus, bit 256
    Effective frequency of the video memory, MHz 3D 6008
    2D 648
    Memory capacity, MB 2048
    The bandwidth of video memory, GB / s 192.3
    Peak power consumption in 3D mode, W 3D 170
    2D n / a
    Requirements for power supply wattage, W 500
    Graphics Card Dimensions, mm (LxHxW) 262x115x38
    Output Interface PCI-Express x16 (v3.0)
    DVI-I + DVI-D (Dual-Link),
    HDMI v1.4a,
    DisplayPort v1.2
    Minimum retail price $ 219

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    Packaging equipment

    The video card is sealed into a compact box made of cardboard. It is framed in the typical style of Gigabyte.

    On the back of the box describes the features of the cooling system, the merits of the PCB and the main characteristics of the product.

    The package includes two video-adapter cable for connecting additional power supply, CD with drivers and utilities, as well as installation instructions.

    Release video card in China. Minimum retail price of this model at the time of preparation of the material was $ 200. Product is available on the three-year warranty.

    Design and features of the PCB

    External Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC (GV-N760WF2OC-2GD) is very different from all the other versions of the GeForce GTX 760 production Gigabyte. “Guilt” of this – cooling system WINDFORCE 2X, with two fans of the increased diameter, covering the entire front side of the PCB.

    The cooling system is beyond the edge of the PCB, but still the video card does not look bulky.

    Its dimensions are 262x115x38 mm. The reverse side of the video card is not blocked, and among other things on it you can see the memory chips and empty pads under them.

    The graphics card is equipped with connectors DVI-I and DVI-D (both Dual-Link), HDMI version 1.4a, and DisplayPort 1.2.

    The card has two standard connectors for SLI and a couple of six-pole connector for additional power supply.

    The maximum power consumption is claimed at around 170 watts, and the recommended power supply unit for a system with a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC – 500 watts or more.

    Circuit board video card is made by original design, and compared with other versions of Gigabyte GTX 760 dramatically simplified.

    Power section is mainly in the area between the graphics processor and outputs – is located the four-power system graphics processor.

    Two more phases are in the back of the board and provide power and memory power circuits.

    For power management GPU meets the four-NCP5392P controller manufactured by ON Semiconductor.

    Despite the simplification of the power circuit of the PCB being studied today, the graphics card, it is built on the concept of brand Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA, including twice the thickness of the copper layer of the PCB, Japanese solid capacitors, ferrite chokes and MOSFETs with low resistance RDS (on).

    The GPU GK104-225-A2 A2 version released on 28 nm process in Taiwan at the 11th week of 2014 (mid-March).

    Crystal overclocked at the factory, but a record of such acceleration is hardly. The base frequency of the GPU graphics card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC in 3D-mode is 1033 MHz, and the so-called boost-mode, it can be increased to 1,098 MHz.

    In practice, during our tests, increasing to maximum power limits (111%) and temperature, GPU frequency was increased to 1163 MHz. If you switch to 2D-mode GPU frequency is reduced to 135 MHz, and the voltage drops from 0.862 to 1.187 V. ASIC-quality GPU chip our sample video turned out to be 75.8%.

    On the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC has two gigabytes of video standard GDDR5, soldered in FCBGA-chips on the front and back sides of the PCB. Chips released by SK Hynix, are marked H5GQ2H24AFR R0C.

    Theoretical effective frequency of such chips is 6000 MHz, and the memory function. With a 256-bit bus exchange with memory cards theoretical bandwidth of this memory is 192.3 GB / s, which confirms the utility GPU-Z.

    Add that the video card BIOS, you can download the file from the archive, and it’s time to move on to the study of the cooling system and check its effectiveness.

    Cooling system – efficiency and noise level

    Graphics card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC is equipped with a cooling system WINDFORCE 2X.

    It is based on trёhsektsionny aluminum radiator on just two copper heat pipes with a diameter of 6 mm.

    Budget video card cooler emphasizes not only the simple crimping plates with heat pipes, but pryamokontaktnym base that just applies not only to ensure efficient heat transfer, as from a desire to save money on a copper plate as a heat spreader.

    However, in the case of a small crystal GK104 tube in contact with him quite well, covering almost the whole of its area.

    In addition, between the aluminum-filled almost no gap.

    Cool design a pair of impellers devyatilopastnyh enshrined in the plastic frame.

    Real impeller diameter is 96 mm, and labeling can we know that they are issued by Everflow (model T129215SM).

    PWM-control these fans not, but their speed is still automatically controlled by changing the voltage. The range of adjustment – from 1100 to 3100 rev / min. Lifetime fan of plain bearings is unknown, and the maximum power consumption of each of them must not exceed 3 watts.

    To check the temperature of the video card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC as a load, we used five cycles of the test is very resource-intensive game Aliens vs. Predator (2010) with maximum quality graphics resolution 2560h1440 pixels with 16x anisotropic filtering, but without MSAA-smoothing to warm the stronger GPU, because the video card we have today is not the most productive, and even with just two gigabytes of memory on board.

    To monitor the temperature, and all other parameters used program MSI Afterburner 4.0.0 and utility GPU-Z version 0.7.9. All tests were performed in a closed system case, the configuration of which you will see in the next section, at an average ambient temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

    Despite considerable simplification in the design and cheaper WINDFORCE 2X compared to WINDFORCE 3X, cooling system copes with its task even when automatic fan speed adjustment.

    Max GPU temperature recorded during this test was only 68 degrees Celsius, and the fan speed very gradually rises during the test, reaching 1 710 rev / min. We can say that the video card has been very balanced cooling performance and noise level (in this we will see very soon.)

    But if someone is not enough that the cooling efficiency, which provides a graphics card WINDFORCE 2X in automatic mode, you can set the fan speed to the max and achieve almost desyatigradusny reduce GPU temperature at the peak load.

    Another thing that further overclocking the core and graphics in general, it is unlikely to contribute to, and the noise level is increased very markedly.

    The noise level of video card cooling was performed using an electronic sound level meter CENTER-321 after-hours of the night in a completely closed room of approximately 20 m2 fiberglass. The noise level was measured outside the system case, when the source of the noise in the room was the only cooling system and its fans.

    Sound level meter, fixed on a tripod, always located strictly in one point at a distance of exactly 150 mm from the fan rotor / turbine cooler. Motherboard into which was inserted the video card installed on it cooling system was placed at the corner of the table on the polyurethane substrate.

    The lower limit of measurement 29.8 dBA sound level meter, and subjectively comfortable (not to be confused with a low) level of noise in the measurements from this distance is about 36 dB mark. The fan speed was varied over the entire range of their work with a special controller accurately by altering the supply voltage in steps of 0.5 V.

    For comparison, the graph with a noise level of the cooling system video card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X we have included the results of measurements of the noise level of the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, and the original video card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC with cooler WINDFORCE 3X and MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming with cooler Twin Frozr IV Advanced.

    The cooling Gigabyte WINDFORCE 2X uses two fans against three in WINDFORCE 3X, but they are larger diameter and are managed in a different algorithm, so if you compare these two cooler throughout the speed range of the their fans, WINDFORCE 3X is really quiet.

    At the same time, if we compare the obtained with the automatic adjustment of the figures, the WINDFORCE 2X on the Gigabyte GTX 760 OC is not too loud WINDFORCE 3X on the same model of video card.

    In addition, the video card from today’s review in the comparison of noise seriously ahead of the other two participants – the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and the original MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming.

    In addition, we note that the cooling fans Gigabyte GTX 760 OC does not crack, and the plate on the tubes do not rattle around the speed range of the WINDFORCE 2X.

    Overclocking capability

    The overclocking capability of the graphics card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC, we studied in automatic fan speed control its cooler and without increasing the core voltage. GPU Acceleration of us are not impressed, because its frequency without loss of stability was able to raise only 95 MHz, or + 9.2%. At the same time the video card memory overclock great – immediately effective for 1300 megahertz, or 21.6%.

    Thus, the frequency of the video card after overclocking amounted 1128-1193 / 7308 MHz.

    The actual frequency of the graphic processor in high load on it increased to 1254 MHz, which is well illustrated by the graphics monitor when checking temperature overclocked.

    We note that after the dissolution of the peak GPU temperature increased by 4 degrees Celsius, or 72 degrees, and the maximum fan speed has increased by approximately 120 rev / min and amounted to 1830 rev / min.

    Test configuration, instrumentation and testing procedure

    Video card performance test was conducted in a sealed enclosure on a system with the following configuration:

    • Mainboard: Intel Siler DX79SR (Intel X79 Express, LGA2011, BIOS 0594 from 08.06.2013);
    • The central processor: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5 / 4.0 GHz (Sandy Bridge-E, C2, 1,1 In, 6×256 Kbyte L2, 15 MB L3);
    • CPU Cooling System: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 2h900 / min);
    • Thermal interface: ARCTIC MX-4 ;
    • Videocards:
      1. EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2 GB 1111-1163 / 7012 MHz;
      2. MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB 1050/6000 MHz;
      3. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 3X 4GB 1085-1150 / 6008 MHz;
      4. Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Edition 2GB 928/5500 MHz;
      5. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB 1033-1098 / 6008 MHz;
      6. MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming 4GB 1120/5600 MHz;
    • Memory: DDR3 4×8 GB G.SKILL TridentX F3-2133C9Q-32GTX (XMP 2133 MHz, 9-11-11-31, 1.6 V);
    • System disk: SSD 256GB Crucial M4 (SATA-III, CT256M4SSD2, BIOS v0009);
    • Drive for programs and games: Western Digital VelociRaptor (SATA-II, 300 GB, 10,000 rev / min, 16MB, NCQ) in the box Scythe Quiet Drive 3,5 “;
    • Backup disk: Samsung Ecogreen F4 HD204UI (SATA-II, 2 TB, 5400 rev / min, 32MB, NCQ);
    • Sound Card: Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD;
    • Enclosure: Antec Twelve Hundred (front wall – three Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe S-Series MF12-S2 1020 rev / min, the back – two Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPRO PL-1 at 1020 rev / min, the upper – a staff of 200-mm fan on 400 rev / min);
    • The control panel and monitor: Zalman ZM-MFC3 ;
    • Power supply: Corsair AX1200i (1200 W) 120mm fan;
    • Display: 27-inch Samsung S27A850D (DVI-I, 2560h1440, 60 Hz).

    For comparison with the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC as the following performance video cards included in the testing EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked ACX 2 GB and MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB.

    Direct competitors heroine of today’s tests will act Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WindForce 3X with a storage capacity of 4 GB and MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming 4GB.

    In addition, we have included in the testing Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Edition 2GB.

    All six video cards have been tested for their nominal frequencies without overclocking. We add that the Power Limit value on all video cards were set to maximum.

    To reduce dependence on the speed of graphics performance platform 32nm six-core processor with the multiplier 48, the reference frequency of 100 MHz, and the function is activated Load-Line Calibration was overclocked to 4.8 GHz when the voltage in the BIOS of the motherboard to 1,380 V.

    Hyper-Threading Technology is enabled. In this 32 GB RAM operated at a frequency of 2.133 GHz with 9-11-11-20_CR1 timings at a voltage of 1.6125 V.

    Testing commenced September 15, 2014, was held under the operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 with all critical updates on a specified date and installing the following drivers:

    • Motherboard chipset Intel Chipset Drivers – 10.0.17 WHQL from 05.06.2014 ;
    • libraries DirectX End-User Runtimes, release date – November 30, 2010 ;
    • video drivers on NVIDIA GPUs – GeForce 340.52 WHQL from 26.05.2014;
    • video drivers on AMD graphics processors – AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC1 (14.200.1004.0) from 29.07.2014.

    Graphics performance has been verified in two resolutions: 1920×1080 pixels and 2560h1440. For the tests we used two image quality modes: Quality + AF16x – texture quality in the default driver with the inclusion of 16x anisotropic filtering and Quality + AF16x + MSAA 4x (8x) with anisotropic filtering and 16x FSAA 4x degree or 8x, in cases when the average number of frames per second remained high enough for comfortable playing.

    In some games, because of the specificity of game engines have been used different smoothing algorithms, which will be further described in the procedure and on the charts. Anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing is done directly in the settings of the games.

    If these settings are missing in the games, the parameters were changed in the control panel driver AMD Catalyst or NVIDIA GeForce. There was also forced off vertical sync (V-Sync). Besides this, no additional changes to the driver settings have been made.

    Video cards have been tested in two graphics tests and fourteen games:

    • 3DMark (2013) (DirectX 9/11) – version 1.2.250.0, testing scenes Cloud Gate, Fire Strike, and Fire Strike Extreme;
    • Unigine Valley Bench (DirectX 11) – version 1.0, with maximum quality settings, AF16x and (or) MSAA 4x, 1920×1080 resolution;
    • Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai (DirectX 11) – version 1.1.0, built-in test (Battle of Sekigahara) at maximum graphics quality settings using one of the modes MSAA 8x;
    • Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark (DirectX 11) – version 1.05, was used Sniper Elite V2 Adrenaline Benchmark Tool v1.0.0.2 BETA , maximum graphics quality settings (Ultra), Advanced Shadows: HIGH, Ambient Occlusion: ON, Stereo 3D: OFF, Supersampling : OFF, dual serial test run;
    • Sleeping Dogs (DirectX 11) – version 1.5, was used Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool v1.0.2.1 , maximum graphics quality settings for all items, Hi-Res Textures pack installed, FPS Limiter and V-Sync off, dual serial test run with a total smoothing at Normal and at Extreme;
    • Hitman: Absolution (DirectX 11) – version 1.0.447.0, built-in test with quality settings at Ultra, tessellation, FXAA and global illumination are included;
    • Crysis 3 (DirectX 11) – version 1.2.0.1000, all the graphics quality settings to maximum degree of fuzziness – average, highlights included modes with FXAA and MSAA4x-smoothing, two consecutive runs of scripted scenes from the beginning of the mission duration of 110 seconds Sw
    • Tomb Raider (2013) (DirectX 11) – version 1.1.748.0, used Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool, quality settings at Ultra, V-Syns offline modes with FXAA and 2xSSAA-smoothing technology TressFX activated, two consecutive runs of the built-in play dough;
    • BioShock Infinite (DirectX 11) – version 1.1.24.21018, used Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool with quality settings Ultra and Ultra + DOF, two runs of the game’s built-in test;
    • Metro: Last Light (DirectX 11) – version 1.0.0.15, used in-game test, the graphics quality settings and tessellation at Very High, Advanced PhysX technology enabled, SSAA-tests with and without smoothing, two consecutive runs of scenes D6;
    • GRID 2 (DirectX 11) – version 1.0.85.8679, used in-game test, the graphics quality settings to the highest level in all positions, tests MSAA8x-smoothing and without it, the eight cars on the track “Chicago”;
    • Company of Heroes 2 (DirectX 11) – version 3.0.0.12781, dual serial run in-game test at the maximum quality setting and physical effects;
    • Total War: Rome II (DirectX 11) – version 1.9.0 build 9414.489846, quality settings at Extreme, V-Syns offline, SSAA-aliasing enabled, two consecutive runs of the game’s built-in test;
    • Batman: Arkham Origins (DirectX 11) – version 1.0 (update 8), quality settings at Ultra, V-Syns offline, all the effects are activated, all functions DX11 Enhanced involved, Hardware Accelerated PhysX = Normal, two consecutive runs of the game’s built-in test ;
    • Battlefield 4 (DirectX 11) – version 111 433, all the graphics quality settings on Ultra, two consecutive runs of scripted scenes from the beginning of the mission TASHGAR duration 110 seconds;
    • Thief (DirectX 11) – version 1.3 build 4118.5, graphics quality settings on the maximum level of technology Paralax Occlusion Mapping and Tessellation enabled, two consecutive runs in-game benchmark.

    If gaming is realized possibility of fixing a minimum number of frames per second, it also reflects on the charts. Each test was run twice for the final results, take the best of the two values ​​obtained, but only if the difference between them does not exceed 1%. If the deviation test run than 1%, the test was repeated at least another one just to get a reliable result.

    Performance tests

    Because we did not once tested NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and the reference number of the original performance, today, in this section we present only the results of the tests, without detailed analysis, which will hold only on a pivot chart.

    3DMark (2013)

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    Unigine Valley Bench

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    Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai

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    Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark

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    Sleeping Dogs

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    Hitman: Absolution

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    Crysis 3

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    Tomb Raider (2013)

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    BioShock Infinite

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    Metro: Last Light

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    Company of Heroes 2

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    Total War: Rome II

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    Batman: Arkham Origins

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    Battlefield 4

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    Thief

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    GRID Autosport

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    Supplement charting the final table with the results of the tests with the estimation of the final average and minimum FPS for each video card.

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    Next, go to the summary charts.

    Summary diagrams

    First we compare the two original cards Gigabyte: GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB and GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 3X 4 GB, with the initial point of reference adopted by the results of the second video card with double the memory capacity and performance of the heroine of today’s article is reflected in percentage deviation from it.

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    Despite the two-fold difference in the amount of video memory and GPU frequencies unequal, the performance of two different video cards Gigabyte immaterial. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 3X 4GB almost everywhere a little faster, but the critical difference that can not be called in any of the tests and conditions.

    It reaches a maximum in the game Company of Heroes 2 is known to be very demanding for the video memory. On average across all gaming tests Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2GB behind the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 3X 4GB to 1.9-2.6% in the resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 2.6-3.2% in 2560h1440 resolution pixels.

    The following comparisons will be against one another Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB and MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming 4GB. The cost of these video cards on the market today is almost the same, the more interesting it would be to compare their performance.

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    MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming 4GB manage to win only in Company of Heroes 2 and Total War: Rome II da fight on equal terms in Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider, as well as some of the individual modes of the remaining games.

    But overall victory remains with the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB, and the average for all games and test mode, it is 10-12%.

    Finally compare the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Edition 2GB. It should be noted that in this pair of Radeon R9 285 is more expensive (about $ 50).

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    Memory capacity compared the same video card, so that here we can observe the pure performance graphics processor cores, where wins the Radeon R9 285.

    For the GeForce GTX 760 wins remain in Sniper Elite V2, Metro: Last Light with Advanced PhysX, as well as individual modes Total War : SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai, Batman: Arkham Origins, Company of Heroes 2 and even the Thief, despite the fact that the last “make friends” with the technology Mantle.

    But the sum of all tests Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Edition 2GB still faster Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB and the average exceeds more affordable competitor to 2,9-6,2%.

    Power consumption

    Measuring power consumption of the system with different graphics cards by using multifunctional panel Zalman ZM-MFC3 , which shows the consumption of the “cord” in general (without monitor). Measurement was conducted in 2D-mode, in normal operation in Microsoft Word or internet surfing, as well as 3D-mode.

    In the latter case, the load was created using four consecutive cycles introductory level Swamp scene from Crysis 3 in resolving 2560h1440 pixels at maximum graphics quality settings, but without the use of smoothing MSAA.

    In terms of cost-effective system with Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB is not surprising. She’s a little beat configuration Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Edition 2 GB and even less – at Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 3X 4GB.

    The system with the MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming peak load more economical, but only 10 watts. That is the difference quite insignificant, and it can not be taken into account when choosing a video card from this quartet. Pyatisotvattnogo PSU will be more than enough for any of the configurations listed in this paragraph cards.

    Conclusion

    As we found out today, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB for the class is a very interesting product, focused primarily on the budget gamers who do not wish or are not able to just pay for the more expensive models.

    In comparison with other versions of GeForce GTX 760 from Gigabyte heroine of today’s test is a simplified system GPU power on the circuit board, but still based on the original concept Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA.

    Despite a modest factory overclock the GPU and just two gigabytes of video memory, this graphics card backlog from Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 3X 4GB is a matter of interest, which, except for one or two games, while passing no effect.

    [easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B00JXPP9RW” cloaking=”no” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”gadgethelp-20″]Simplified cooling system WINDFORCE 2X graphics card easily provides a comfortable temperature even under extreme loads, as well as further increasing frequency. However, we would like, of course, that the video card to function more quietly.

    But this version of the GeForce GTX 760 is one of the cheapest in the market, which increases its chances of commercial success. Another thing is that the GeForce GTX 760 today really are “outgoing nature” – in this segment all eagerly waiting for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, which, according to preliminary information, there will be in the first quarter of next year.

    In general, if the video card of this level like to get here and now, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 2X 2 GB – a decent deal. Well, if you hurry, you might be better to wait for the GeForce GTX 960 and see the difference in performance between these video cards. The choice, as always, is yours.

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