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Geforce GTX 670 vs Geforce GTX 760

Intro

The Geforce GTX 670 makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1500 MHz on this specific model. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Geforce GTX 760, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 980 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1502 MHz on this particular model. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Geforce GTX 760 should be 0% faster than the Geforce GTX 670 overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 670 192000 MB/sec
Difference: 256 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 670 should be just a bit (approximately 9%) better at texture filtering than the Geforce GTX 760. (explain)

Geforce GTX 670 102480 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8400 (9%)

Pixel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 is a bit (approximately 7%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Geforce GTX 670, and also able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 29280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2080 (7%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Geforce GTX 670

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Geforce GTX 760

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Specifications

Model Geforce GTX 670 Geforce GTX 760
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2012 June 2013
Code Name GK104 GK104
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 915 MHz 980 MHz
Shader Speed 915 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 MHz (6000 MHz effective) 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 1344 1152
Texture Mapping Units 112 96
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 170 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 192000 MB/sec 192256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 102480 Mtexels/sec 94080 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 31360 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

Comments

3 Responses to “Geforce GTX 670 vs Geforce GTX 760”
Diego says:
What About the EVGA GTX 760 SC Edition?, is this HWcompare just with the reference models?
Greetings!
izak says:
Just baught the msi 760 twin frozr, I am very satisvied with it's performance :)
Aymon says:
Bought a GTX 760 twin frozr too, it's very good, changed from a EVGA 550ti!

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