The tested graphics cards are sorted in the diagrams in the order of descending recommended price. The new generation of Nvidia-based cards, such as GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 760, are marked with turquoise. The older generation is green. The only AMD-based card is red. Let’s get started.
First of all, we can note that the graphics cards all have very close results in 3DMark in every test scene. However, the new GeForce GTX 760 is faster than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, even if the latter is overclocked. It also looks good against the Radeon HD 7950 but the excellent overclocking potential of the AMD-based solution makes it unrivalled in this test except for the overclocked GeForce GTX 670. Well, this review is not about them.
Unigine Valley Bench
This benchmark showcases the benefits of the 256-bit memory bus implemented in the GeForce GTX 760. The overclocked GeForce GTX 660 Ti beats the default GTX 760 without antialiasing but the newer card goes ahead as soon as we turn on 8x MSAA. Moreover, the GeForce GTX 760 even beats the Radeon HD 7950 here. When overclocked, it can challenge the GeForce GTX 670, which is quite an achievement for a $249 product.
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
The 256-bit memory bus of the GeForce GTX 760 is even more effective in this game:
The new card enjoys a 50% advantage over the GeForce GTX 660 Ti – the largest advantage across all the tests! On the other hand, it doesn’t look so good against the Radeon HD 7950, both at the default and overclocked frequencies. AMD-based products have always been superior in Metro 2033: The Last Refuge.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai
The GeForce GTX 760 is up to 14% faster than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in this game at the default settings but they deliver the same performance when overclocked. It must also be noted that the new card is competing successfully with the Radeon HD 7950 here.